AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
Smooth motion quick focus
This lens is one of the smoothest transition lenses I have used. The auto focus function is quick and quiet. The VR at maximum zoom allows for hand holding with no distortion or bluring. Manual focus function is also very smooth and easy to use.
May 2, 2011
Great Lens-Great Price-Great Results
I Have enjoyed the good optics, versility, and VR, of this mid range lens. It is recommended for various types of shooting in good lighting or on tripod.Nice addition to your lense arsenal.
April 15, 2011
I'm very fond of this lens that I got off eBay for less than original selling price. It works smoothly and makes beautiful images.
April 14, 2011
Great Little Telephoto Lens
I love this lens, for it size and telephoto need, it a great little lens, only draw back is it a manual lens, and dosen't not offer auto-focus.
January 6, 2011
Zoom with a Boom!
A great lens! On the low end in price but still takes great pictures! I've used it at football games, cheering competitions, volleyball tournaments and it's never let me down! Way to go NIKON!
September 21, 2010
I have 2 Nikon cameras, a N70 and a D70. I have 3 Nikor lens that interchange with both cameras. I have used Nikon products for over 10 years. I use Nikon Capture 4, since I shoot in the Raw Image format
August 8, 2010
Biggest bang for a small buck
I got this lens to use with my D70. I like being able to reach out there and capture small details without having to put life or limb in jeopardy. Not the speediest AF in the world, but certainly not the slowest.
Here is the plus. I was gifted a Nikon N65 without lenses. Who would want to use a 35mm film camera in the digital age? Well, you should. They are easy to use, cheap to find and, when helping a younger person to learn photography, far less nerve wracking than passing out a DSLR. Remember, the PRINCIPLES of photography are the same, whether film, CMOS or CCDs.
This lens works equally well on either the Nikon N65 or the D70.
This lens needs to be in your lens arsenal.
August 2, 2010
High power secret
My AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G lens is an outstanding value in the digital world. I bought it for my D70 and now my D90. The higher ISO settings available on the latest cameras, makes this lens a key player for any photographer.
July 31, 2010
Good value for the money. fast focus speed, great response time, inexpensive for a 300mm
July 30, 2010
Great Lens For the Price.
I bought this lens for my D90. I use it together with my 18-105 VR kit lens. So far I have had great results at sporting events, Nascar and Drag Boat Races, etc., anywhere a longer lens is needed. Lens is f 4-f 5.6 so it not the fastest lens but overall a graet value. I normally use it on a monopod when at the 300mm setting and so far have had great results. Its not a VR lens, but its also a lot of lens for the money.
July 18, 2010
Melhor custo benefício
Essa lente é para quem gosta de ajustes manuais. Durante minhas viagens ela é indispensável para fotografar arquiteturas e paisagens onde necessito de uma imagem ampla e nítida. O preço é excelente.
October 5, 2013
Seems to work for me!
I've had this for a number of years now; got it originally to go with the Film Nikon I had - and then kept it to go with the D5000; the drawbacks are, of course, that's it's not autofocus, nor does it have VR; however, it has saved me having to buy another lens. In the sunlight the results seem fine to me - though note that I"m not a professional photographer, nor probably a very good amatuer.
June 14, 2014
Lightweight, cheapest lens
This lens many times surprised me It is the most simple and cheapest lens from Nikon. Makes the perfect job for his price and quality. Missing some key elements with the competition. But even so it remains at the top. Is worth getting someone who wants to have a Nikon lens in the bag, but doesn't spend an entire wage and be able to take him everywhere with him fearlessly. This lens with your camera, you will be surprised. Try the lens before you buy it.
May 31, 2014
Well worth the money.....
This lens, contrary to so many who commented, does not have VR (Vibration Reduction). It leads me to believe that so many that use it, don't really know what they're doing. Can they benefit from thinking that it has VR? I really don't think so. It costs a little more than a kit lens and it's worth having because it's pretty sharp, it's very light and for this money, you really can't go wrong. Even as an extra if you have overlapping focal lengths, put it on a spare body, you'll be ready without having to change lenses.
July 15, 2012
Great lense in many aspects.
I`m interested in nature photography and traveling throughout the world with my work in United Nations. I`m using 70-300mm 1:4.5.6 Nikkor AF with my D90 and it meets my requirements more than I expected. It can be recommended to anyone who wants a lense at 70-300mm range.
May 7, 2012
Good for the price
I found the lens works well in good light, low light you need to increase the ISO.
It is fairly light and easy to operate and a good choice for shooting nature/wildlife.
November 4, 2011
Great Lense for the Money
I couldn't afford the VR version of this lesnse but for what it's worth I really don't see the need for it. I've shot portraits and even macro type shots and it has done a wonderful job. I just up the shutterspeed and adjust the ISO for whatever I am shooting and go for it. Great lense!
September 11, 2010
I had this lens for about 2 or 3 years and then traded it for the 70-300VR. I now miss the ability to manually focus when taking photos of wild birds in trees - the VR lens isn't easily focused with just one finger as is this lens. This lens is sharp once it is stopped down to f6.3 or f8 - as sharp as any you'll find.
July 30, 2010
Best Nikon Tele Value
I shot with one of these for a few years and loved the image quality. Optically slow combined with no AF-S and VR, I got frustrated when I couldn't shoot a polo match in Florida one day. That convinced me of the need for AF-S and VR on a telephoto lens from then on. Later I bought the vaunted 70-200/2.8 VR and never looked back. Still, this is a bargain for budget shooters and warrants consideration as a 'first tele' for budding photogs. It's still a Nikkor!
July 30, 2010
Foco manual atrapalha... apenas no início. Depois é show!
Pra você que não gosta ou nunca usou o foco manual, aconselho desativar o foco automático da sua e comece a treinar. No início você "apanha" um pouco, mas depois... é só sucesso!
Durante a luz do dia é excelente para fotos, apesar da abertura ser máxima ser f4. Ainda não usei na noite.
Eu indico sem problemas, principalmente para quem gosta de fotografar a natureza.
July 21, 2015
Grandes resultados con un poco de práctica.
Llevo algunas semanas ocupando este objetivo con mi D3100 y con un poco de práctica se obtienen grandes resultados, la relación calidad precio es muy buena, al principio es un poco complicado pero encontrando los parámetros da imágenes nítidas y con una calidad aceptable.
June 6, 2014
replaced my Tamron 200-400
I have been a US Navy Photographer and worked as a newspaper and commercial photographer, but was priced out of market when digital came along. Now I have bought a D-80 and D-1x and a variety of lens to provide a wide range of capability. I was surprised at the low price of this lens and pleased by the results. It is considerabley sharper and much lighter tha n the Tamron. I use it primarily for birds and compressed scenic shots. It is a good choice for consumers wanting something longer than their kit lens.
April 16, 2011
This is the only Nikon lens I have ever used that was less than excellent. It doesn't focus easily, has really bad distortion and color fringing and just generally is not up to Nikon's standards.
April 14, 2011
Light and affordable
I have owned this lens for several years, using it on both a film and digital Nikon. It is well made for a Chinese lens and quite light. Images are sharp and true.
April 14, 2011
Great lens for the money
I have a D90 with the 18-105 kit lens. Bought the 70-300 off Craig's List for a very good price. Being new to DSLRs didn't want to invest too much yet. This lens is not rated very good by the "experts", but my experience with it has been great. For shooting nature photos, airplanes and flying creatures it does quite well. Although the specs aren't that impressive, for the hobbyist it is more than sufficient. Most of my photos are viewed via computer screen, the inherent flaws (CA and such) are not evident. I use a tripod for night and portrait shots and am pleased with the results. An excellent investment for the newcomer or occasional user IMO.
October 28, 2010
Results have not been satisfactory for me
I found it difficult to focus at the higher zoom numbers.
December 8, 2010
Has a wide zoom range but picture quality is really poor.
I have had this lens for a few years now and really it is the lens that sits in my bag and hope I don't have to use it. As I am low on funds it is the only one I got for zoom but dread using it. The picture quality no matter how hard I try is always soft and not sharp. It is like taking pictures with a camera phone. I am using it on a Nikon D700 full frame camera and it seems most other people reviewing this lens are using it on a DX that like it.
November 7, 2014
Infinity focus poor
The lens is out of focus at infinity. I returned the lens twice to Nikon and they claim that it meets bench standards even though the photos I submitted to tech staff clearly indicated that the photos taken at infinity were out of focus.
The Nikon S2 I purchased in 1958 still works perfectly. Back then the company manufactured their own lens. Now that they sublet the manufacture of their lens they appear to have lost quality control over the process.
May 3, 2011
Cheap - but not useful
Do not attempt to use this lense unless it is under bright sunlight and you have super steady hand and a camera with super fast shutter speed.
Tripod needed if you need to take any photos at night.
April 15, 2011
Oh yes, that one, without the aperture ring...
For the longest time I thought Nikon was not capable of making bad quality lenses. I bought one of these used in 2005 and after a few months I was convinced that it took horribly soft pictures, no matter what I did, on the tripod, stopped down halfway, with the self timer, etc. I gave it as a birthday present to a complete beginner in photography, a teenager, a year ago after not using the lens for a few years.
July 30, 2010