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Versatile, high-power 10.7x zoom with VR II (Vibration Reduction)

A powerful zoom lens optimized for FX-format cameras, the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR offers outstanding sharpness for a broad zoom range while maintaining an f/5.6 aperture at the telephoto end. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. A remarkably versatile zoom lens best suited for travel and other outdoor applications.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
AS
M/A
IF Lens
Super Integrated Coating

Stability meets versatility

Powerful 10.7x zoom with Nikon’s VR II image stabilization

The versatility of the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR offers a broad focal length range that’s perfect for travel, landscapes, portraits and distant subjects. Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs, this 10.7x zoom can focus as close as 18-inches from a subject.

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Nikon lens technologies for exceptional performance in any setting

The AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is an advanced lens that helps advanced Nikon D-SLR cameras achieve peak performance. In addition to its powerful 10.7x zoom capability, it boasts many of Nikon’s most advanced lens technologies and world-renowned NIKKOR quality glass for unrivaled performance in photography and video applications. 

Nikon Vibration Reduction

Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
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A Real Workhorse i have owned this lens for two years, and have literally traveled the world using it as my solo lens. I recently went to SE Asia, and took a variety of lenses with me but never took any of them out of my bag since my 28-300 covered all situations I encountered. The VR works very well, and the image quality is outstanding. I honestly cannot recommend this lens highly enough. April 27, 2015
An excellent lens There is little to say about this lens that others have not said however, It is simply great. As a traveling senior I know I am a target for thieves when I travel, that is just the way the world is now. So when I travel this lens is not only a great lens for photos but I do not have to change lenses often which means..... I keep my concentration on my surroundings as well as my shot. It does macro very well and even night shots it works well, it simply does everything that I want it to do. You couple this with Nikon Capture NX2 and it is about as good as it gets. March 6, 2015
Excellent general purpose lens I purchased this lens to match my new D610 body, having used my D7000 for several years and wishing to have a full-frame system as well. It really exceeds expectations - I have a Nikkor AF-S 300 1:4 mm prime with a TC-14II for bird photography (unbelievably sharp combo) and the great Nikkor 80-400 mm VR for wildlife, and find that this lens essentially replaces them both, specially if I fit it onto the D7000 body to get that extra 30% focal length in the DX world. The VR seems to be excellent, though normally I am not shooting at low shutter speeds with this lens so not really much of an issue. It is really heavy to carry around, so be aware that you may wish to have a couple of small primes for when you do not need a zoom. I have one of the older 50 mm f/1.8 prime and just purchased the 35 mm f/1.8 so that if I am obviously going to be somewhere where the longer tele is not needed, and specially if I need a wider aperture for low light, I ave a couple of relatively low cost alternatives. December 25, 2014
For the first time, it really is like having a bag of prime lenses along all of the time. The previous scenario was D7100 with 18-200 DX VR. That was an excellent setup and we have no complaints about the many great memories on the walls and hard drives -- except it fell short focal length wise a few times when planning ahead was not an option. The move up to FX (D610 and now D750) along with this 28-300 FX VR as the "always within reach camera" is a real game changer. Not hype. Been doing this a few decades. Wow. Why? Because if the lighting is there (and even when it's not...), within reasonable distances, you can shoot anything from the hip, fast or slow, near or far, with 95%+ results in most peoples eyes -- and the moment would have passed anyway if going for a lens was the only option. (The new low light FX sensors + Photoshop can make up for quite a bit in the lighting department the other 5% of the time for us type A's). We have 2 kids playing most indoor and outdoor sports. And lot's of family. Awesome impromptu portraits (which always come from 15 feet away, the way our minds store faces...) are seconds away, all the time. So is daylight stop action at any reasonable distance for available focal lengths with amazing clarity -- and always much better than my impromptu photos from 2 years ago using identical techniques. You still have to pay attention to depth of field to get what you want. I shoot in aperture priority mode most of the time with auto iso compensation on so I can get everything I want, all the time. I'm greedy that way!. This has proven to be as much of a step up as the DX to FX step. Both are very highly recommended. Can't say enough about the quality of the photos. I don't believe there will be another leap like D750 and this 28-300 FX VR lens for years to come. October 5, 2014
Great lens for a great camera I bought this lens when I upgraded from a D90 to the D800 a few months ago. I had been using the 70-300 lens on my D90, and loved it. I researched a lot before buying this lens, and had some concerns about distortion, but decided to buy it for the versatility -- and at the time I did not have a macro lens, so I thought this would be a good substitute. I have not been disappointed. I've taken several thousand shots with this lens, and have since acquired a macro (the 105mm micro Nikkor). Surprisingly, I actually prefer this lens for some macro shots -- particularly moving insects that will not stand still for me to get close with the 105mm lens. There was some adjustment with the FX camera, since the DX D90 multiplies the magnification by 1.5,and I was used to getting more magnification. However, with the D800's 36MP, I can crop and magnify much more than the DX multiplication factor with no loss of resolution at all. There is no more distortion at 28mm than I had at 18 mm on my D90's 18-105 kit lens (which is very little), and I find the pictures at 300 mm to be as sharp as I was getting at 300mm with the 70-300 zoom. The really great thing about this lens is its versatility. When I travel, I no longer have to carry a macro, a close zoom, and a long-range zoom. And I no longer have to change lenses, which reduces sensor dust and saves a tremendous amount of time (and risk of breaking or damaging a lens) changing lenses. I do like the 105mm macro, and it is fantastic for things that I can get close to; but its depth of field is not as good as the 28-300mm lens at the same aperture, and the 6x 300mm advantage is worth having when I don't want to, or can't, get close to the subject. I am sure that the 105mm lens is sharper, but I really cannot tell the difference in practice. It's actually easier to hand-hold the 28-300 up close than the 105, and it focuses a little easier. Since Nikon no longer makes a micro zoom, this is the best alternative. And it is also great at long range at full zoom. I've read several pros who do not like zoom lenses and who talk about framing by walking. That's fine for some situations, but the zoom is by far my preference. Being able to go from wide angle to telephoto with a quality lens on a quality camera means a lot to me. I have hundreds of pictures that are pro quality though I am not a pro, and even though it's the photographer who makes good pictures, the equipment certainly helps! Last but certainly not least, the price is great considering the versatility and range of the lens. Great going, Nikon! July 30, 2014
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It is better than my Nikkor 70-300 VR, but remember that there is focus breathing. Check preview reviews on this
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I would suggest asking Support and Service here, I’m sure they can give you some help.
I believe Popular Photography Magazine does extensive testing of lenses of all manufacturers as well...
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No focus problems
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Can I use an AF-S Teleconverter with this lens like the TC-20E III?

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no, Diamond Jim, using a TC with this lens will damage the lens mount. It is not compatible!
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Nikon Teleconverter TC-14E 2 1.4x is compatible with this lens. All other units will have autofocus problems and 2+ f-stops loss
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No. Unfortunately, the 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens is not compatible with teleconverters.
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Is it fully compatible with Nikon D100 camera?

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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D100.
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Someone probed this lens on D3100?

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Please re-state your question with more detail as we can respond accurately.
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not actually, but this the FX (full frame) version of the 18-200 lens (that is DX only). in theory, it should be just as fine, however, you lose the wide angle range of the 18-200.
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Is this compatible with D80? Thanks

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Resounding yes.
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Yes it is.
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Is this lens compatiable with a D40 camera?

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Yes. Of course it will be an effective 42mm- 450mm lens with the DX cameras in general.
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D40.
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is this lens compatabale with the new 3100?

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will all the functions of the lens work on D3100
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D3100.
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is this compatible with d200?

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Yes. It is an Fx lens, so you get cropping which makes it effectively 42--452 MM tele
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no af, no vr. since it's a G class lens (it doesn't have a manual aperture ring), you have to find a G-EF converter (they allow you to set the aperture by mechanically moving the clutch that opens the aperture). they are available, and they are expensive. :)
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Yes there are adaptors available to use Nikon lenses on Canon bodies, if you Google there are plenty of places that sell them, from a quick search it would seem that some allow metering etc and others are manual only. You would have to decide for yourself as to which one would siut your needs.
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is this lens - AF-S NIKKOR 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR compatible with my husbands Nikon D3s

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D3s + 28-300VR is great combination.
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D3s.
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Is it fully compatible with Nikon D60 DX camera? If so, what is the zoom range on a DX format camera?

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Currently have a Nikon D60 DX format camera with the Nikon 18-55mm VR and Nikon 55-200mm VR lens. Want to get the 28-300mm lens for my D60 but not sure if this is a better lens or the Nikon 70-300mm VRII lens. Please advise. Really want a "all-in-one" travel lens...read somewhere that this Nikon 28-300mm lens is for the FX format but also supports the DX format but at 42-450mm. Is this correct?
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If it we up to me, and I wanted an "all in one" lens I would go with the 28-300. (I do not know the features of the D60.) There are two categories of non-professional photography: One takes the everyday pictures of family, friends, and travel, the absolutely essential photography. For that purpose, a 28-55 lens is my walk around lens. We have both the 28-300 lens and the 55-200 lens. Both my wife and I like the 28-300 for the second category, taking pictures of note. Find the subject - a bird feeding a baby bird - zoom to the best composition, take the picture and enter it in a contest. These long focal lenght lenses are expensive. We took the plunge for the 28-300 and don't regret it.
Here are some pictures with the 28-300: One is a 50 mm, the next at 300, the third a crop of the second showing people on top of the mountain.
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D60. Please click on the link below for the lens simulator; it will help you to make the decision on what lens you need.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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What is max aperture at different focal lengths, 28, 50, 70, 100, 150, etc?

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Nikon Staff give the worst answers ever. The max aperture will decrease as you zoom in, but not a lot. It'll probably go to F/5.6 around 110mm focal length.
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On most lenses the maximum aperture will decrease when you zoom in, as the optics move to focus at the new zoom range. These zoom lenses are said to have a "variable" aperture. To achieve the widest possible aperture, you need to be at the widest possible zoom setting.
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Can the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens be used with a teleconverter?

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Use Nikon Teleconverter TC-14E 2 1.4x only. All other units will cause autofocus problems, and 2+ stops loss.
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Can't decide!

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I have a D5100, and I'm b/w this lens and AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
There's quite a difference in price..

Which do you recomend? Any stores near Miami Beach?

Thanks in advance!
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Please take the time do your research and rent the lenses for a weekend/week. After you handle the lens in every application you can think of then decide. Consider your needs, cost and weight of each lens. The 28mm is wider than the 70mm, plus the 3.5f-stop is handier than the 4.5f-stop. I suggest you buy online, cheaper than retail store prices. Good Luck!
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I'd buy the 28-300, but you might want to consider 18-200 if you looking for a walk around lens.
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can it be used for D800?

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Any Nikon FX lens can be used with the D800 camera perfectly. You'll be astound with image quality!
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Is this lens susceptible to zoom creep, and if so, at what angle and to what severity?

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If there is a zoom lock, is it effective across all ranges?
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In fact the opposite, seems like the rotating rings are a little stiff. My lens has never crept anywhere. Best of all you can shoot at any angle, on a tripod or handheld. Zoom locks: primary function is to lock zoom ring for transport in camera case, or while climbing trees causing the camera/lens to be tossed around. It protects the lens barrel from damage. It will not lock when lens is extended. Hope this helps.
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No zoom creep complaints in any reviews, zoom lock at 28mm only.
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Am I correct in assuming it drops in discrete steps and not a linear degrade across the focal length such as f3.5, f3.6, f3.7, f3.8...f5.6?
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here is the answer for this lens:
28mm-f/3.5
35mm-f/3.8
50mm-f/4.5
70mm-f5
105mm-f/5.3
200-300mm-f/5.6

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24mm- f/3.5
35mm- f/4
50mm- f/4.2
70-85mm f/4.5
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Should I buy Nikkor 28-300mm?

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I am interested in this lens, but I'm not sure if it is my best choice. I like its versatility, but I wonder if the performance would be better if I purchased a 24-85mm and a 70-300mm (about the same price in the end). I am shooting with a D600 - its my first FX camera.
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When in doubt rent the lens for a week and see what you like or dislike about it- run it through the ropes. Sure it will be a few bucks to rent but saves you in the long run$$$. If you like changing lenses every ten minutes buy more lenses make the salesperson happy. I have found the 28mm is wide enough for landscapes and the 300mm is a great short zoom. The more the lenses the more weight. The 28-300 can also be hand held when in a tree, oh by the way changing lenses in a tree be careful not to drop anything or down you go to retrieve it, then back up the tree to get the shot, then down the tree again. Have fun be smart and save cash buy online
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Yes, go for it.
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Does the the VR version on this lens require it to be turned off when mounted on a tripod?

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Vibration reduction switch should be in the off position when mounted to a locked tripod head. But it can be in the on position when using a tripod head not locked, panning, or mounted to a monopod.This system uses battery power to function when in the on position. VR must be turn off prior to turning camera off or removing the lens from the camera body failure to disengage could cause damage to lens/camera systems.
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Turning the VR off is not required, but the VR is not needed when the lens and camera are stable on a tripod. With the VR on the time from pressing the shutter release until the exposure is taken is slowed slightly, so turning off the VR when not needed avoids this slight delay.
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Any problems throwing shadows with the built-in flash on the D800?

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Will the Nikon D800 built-in flash throw a shadow when using the 28-300 at the wider apertures?

I ask because I have the Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 lens. When I use it with my D7000 built-in flash, it throws a shadow from 18-30 mm (roughly). It seems like the lens is too big for the D7000 flash.
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I only use the built in speedlight to trigger SB-910 or SB-700 speedlights. On camera flash should not be used as a main lighting source. It usually should only be used for fill. The reason is that on camera main lighting gives a flat, non-three dimensional quality to your photographs. If I need an on camera flash, I use an SB for several reasons; not the least of which is control. In my opinion, if you can afford a D800 or D810 and this lens, you can afford an SB speedlight. I make that presumption because you obviously bought your D800 because you are either a professional, an advanced amature or someone who appriciates top end products and the quality results they can provide and you can afford that quality.
 
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The built-in Speedlight is compact and close to the camera it cannot be used under all conditions. When using a lens that is physically very long, a subject that is very close, or a wide lens hood it is possible that a shadow may be cast upon the subject. When the lens is too long or the coverage is too wide with a close subject a shadow of the lens itself is cast. Switching (or zooming) to a shorter lens prevents the shadow and allows even illumination. The built-in Speedlight on many Nikon cameras is designed to be a convenient way to either light up a dark subject or to add fill light to a daytime scene. The built-in Speedlight cannot replace a full size, external speedlight which should be used when more power or coverage is needed. For lighting tips please see the Learn and Explore article: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...
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Can I use teleconvertor with this lens ? If I use a teleconvertor, will AF work ?

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I use D800
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Nikon Teleconverter TC-14E 2 1.4x is compatible, and auto focus will work fine with this unit only
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No, here is the teleconverter compatibility chart
http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/EN_Comp_chart.html
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Does the refurbished 28-300mm come with an instruction manual?

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Yes, it includes all items supplied with a new version.
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Refurbished products contain all original cables, batteries, manuals and other accessories and are protected by a 90-day limited warranty. For more information on Refurbished products please see the following link: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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2191 is new, 2191b is Nikon refurbished.
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The 2191b is a refurbished item.
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