AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
I really like this lens. I have a D5100 and had been using a Nikon 18-70 and a Nikon 55-300 as my lenses, which I was constantly changing, and in the process losing shots. I bought this about six months ago, and have used it in a variety of situations, including photographing receptions, photographing art show entries, taking pictures in nature, and some really close-up shots where I used it like a macro. It does an excellent job on all of these. It is heavy, but it is a wonderful all-purpose lens that gives the user many options of focal length to capture a wide range of photos.
October 27, 2013
You'll love it!
I recently purchased the 18-300 to put on my D5200. I have been amazed. I really love pet portriat & pet action, nature and sunrise/sunset photography. This all-in-one has not let me down. I would switch lenses frequently, and worried about dust getting in the camera. Now, I never have to remove the lens from the camera and I'm always ready for any shot, whether it be a close-up of an flower or a wide angle sunset. It does have a little weight to it, so it won't spend much time just hanging on the strap, you'll want to hold it. It's well worth it... Another thing that I love is the ability to override the autofocus. When the shutter release is pressed half-way and the camera focuses, you can override it and focus manually simply by rotating the focus ring. No switching back & forth from auto to manual. If you can find one in stock, BUY IT! :-) I love the versatility and image quality. THANKS NIKON!
March 23, 2013
D5100 + 18-300
I finally bought when it went on sale for 700.00 almost everywhere. I sold my 55-300. I can say with out a doubt this thing is amazing, I can't believe all the wide angle shots I've been missing, I truly love this. It has reviews for all its downsides, distortion, boeing, pincushion, chromatic, but the can all be fixed easily in post production. I actually like the bowing as I do landscape. It's worth every penny.
March 17, 2013
18-300 mm lens
I bought this lens for my D-5100 camera feb 25th,
mainly used for wildlife and found it to be way
byound my expectations, i highly recomend
this lens to any nature photographer.
March 6, 2013
What a surprise! It replaces everything i have... The 18-300 is big.. but a lot smaller than the collection of lenses shown in my photo... Amazing. I have compared it to the 80-400 and it looks a little better. It really trumps the 18-200. That has been a great lens for me.. in many trips to Alaska and other fine vacations. The 18-300 is sharper .. nicer color.. and 300 mm. A photo of a bunch of lenses it pretty pitiful, but you can see the color and sharpness of the lens at 300 mm.
Now i have to get rid of all these old lens... Amazing innovation. All this for $300 off too!!
February 23, 2013