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Nikon's most powerful all-in-one zoom lens ever.

Nikon's AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.
If you want a single lens that can cover every imaginable shooting situation, from wide-angle groups to ultra-high-power zoom shots, look no further than the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Boasting the longest reach of any NIKKOR all-in-one zoom lens, it delivers the equivalent of 450mm—enough reach to bring the most distant action up close. Nikon's second generation VR II technology ensures every photo and HD video is razor-sharp, and Nikon's advancements in lens design deliver consistent, exceptional performance in any setting. It's also great for close-up shooting. Even more amazing, the AF-S NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR does all this in a surprisingly compact, lightweight lens.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
M/A
AS
Super Integrated Coating
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
IF Lens
Photo of boats on a canal lined with colorful multiple-story houses, taken with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

No subject is too far or too close

450mm (equivalent) of super-telephoto reach

Building on the success of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, Nikon proudly introduces the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for those who want even more reach in an all-in-one lens. Its astounding 16.7x zoom range goes from a wide 27mm equivalent, great for group shots, vast landscapes and more, all the way to a super-telephoto 450mm equivalent, enough reach for wildlife photography and more. The lens can focus as close as 1.48-ft. from your subject at 300mm. This ultra-high-power zoom capability means no subject or composition will ever be out of reach again.
Photo of a modern looking building lit up at night, taken with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

Sharp, beautiful images in any light

VR II image stabilization

At super-telephoto focal lengths, even the slightest camera movement can cause image blur. Fortunately, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR features Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization that provides 3.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.
Photo of two white birds among green brush, taken with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

A lifetime of brilliant performances

Nikon innovations for stunning images

Nikon's innovations in optical design and lens technology have given way to a remarkable new class of NIKKOR lenses. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is among them. From its Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing to its Aspherical (AS) lens elements and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for maximum contrast and minimum lens flare and ghosting—you can expect a lifetime of consistent brilliant performance from the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.

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: DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-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 (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
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. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
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.
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.
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.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR 4.8 5 29 29
AMAZING!!!! 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
Nikkor Lens 18-300mm To be fair, you do get a top-specified lens for your money. It incorporates Nikon's 'Silent Wave Motor' for focusing, and is one of the few superzooms that allows focus to be tweaked manually when set to autofocus (like its little brother, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II). It also includes Nikon's 'VR II' optical image stabilization, which promises the ability to shoot handheld at shutter speeds four stops slower than usual without your images being ruined by camera shake. February 5, 2013
The Best Yet I waited until I used this lens as my primary lens for almost 2 years before deciding to write a review. I've put it through every kind of situation and opportunity. Of all the telephoto lenses I've had (don't need the high speed lenses) this one is by far the best. The first thing I noticed right away was the surprising sharpness of my images at full 300mm. All the lenses in the 200mm to 300mm range were very inconsistent in sharpness and left me with many disappointments. The next surprise was the short distance between the subject and the lens at full 300mm. I didn't have to back up over a cliff to take a closeup. The telephotos I had before this one all had wobble and jerky manual focusing - one cost me 700 bucks! I won't mention the big-time manufacturer. I'm hard on camera equipment since I take it hiking and kayaking. This lens is built like a tank as is my 300s. Together they make one tough, reliable picture-taking arsenal. Now I own only one other lens and rarely use it. January 10, 2013
One lens does do it all! I recently purchased the 18mm-300mm DX lens to mount on my D300s. To put it simply, "I love this lens!" I have been shooting with various Nikon cameras for over 40 years! I have lugged up to 65lbs of camera equipment on frequent trips to Alaska and, quite frankly, I'm getting too old to do that anymore. When I started shooting with the 18mm-300mm zoom, I was awe struck with the ease of use, the moderate weight and the images are what I have grown to expect from my Nikon lenses. This is the only lens I need to take with me - it focuses to about 16" at ALL of the zoom ranges! There is nothing else like it on the market. Yes, it's hefty #just under 3 lbs# and yes, it's expensive #$999.95# but it's the only lens you'll need for a very wide variety of subjects. Ask yourself this, "What are my photos really worth?" If I could have had a lens like this a couple of decades ago I wouldn't have had to haul all those lenses! This is a spectacular lens and it transformed my D300s into a highly desireable camera. Nikon has done it again! They have eclipsed the competition and made this old photographer a very happy camper! Well done! January 2, 2013
OMG! THAT IS WHAT YOU NEED! FANTASTIC LENS YOU NEEED!!! PLEASE BUY IT AND ENJOY IT! October 16, 2012
superb all-around lens if you are a hobbyist who wants to have just one lens that can cover from wide angle to super telephoto, then this is the perfect one for you. this is just a great all-in-one lens. partnered with a 50mm 1.8, then you are complete. September 5, 2012
Great all around lens I have been using a Tamron 18-270 and could not wait to get my hands on the 18-300. Clarity is excellent even at the long end, and being a semi pro you cant ask for more in a walk around lense. If you shoot portraits get a prime, if outdoors use this lense and it won't disappoint. I shoot with both a 300S and a D7000 and always use my SB 900 so shadows are not issue. The on camera flash will cast a shadow since it is not tall enough to get over the lens. August 28, 2012
Amazing versatility I conceder myself true amateur but with this model of Lens and D7000 body you can achieve magnificent results. I just purchased D7000 with VR 18-105mm Lens within kit, but when I read the specs on 18-300mm, just released Lens, my mind was set in stone to "must have". From portraits, micro shots , nature, several hundred miles per hour flying objects even , maybe, little heavier Lens is still allowing you to capture great photos, just like a "pro". Chicago Air show , August 2012 was perfect opportunity to put Lens and D7000 with 6sec per frame to test. I am not sure what else would you ask for, accept to hope that maybe in time price will drop down some. Otherwise, I love it. Thumbs up to Nikon new addition AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. August 26, 2012
Excellent Experience This lens is exciting. The reach is amazing and the pictures are very clear for the magnification. Usually at 300MM the pictures would not expect to be so sharp and clear. It is a bit heavy and feels well constructed.. I love this lens. August 18, 2012
Ocean Grove,NJ Great product and the nikon len 18-300 is a good walk around len to take pictures with. I traded 2 lens in for the nikon len 18-300 see sample photo of the nikon len 18-300 July 24, 2012
great overall lens replaced my 18-200 & 70-300 lenses when I upgraded to D800. Very versite. Barrels do not creep (annoying problem w/the 70-300), no barrel wobble (prob w/70-300; one replaced under warrenty). Some internat distortion, but limited. Use for industrial, landscapes, grandkids -- covers a wide range of applications. Very nice to have a single stable, versitile lens when hicking or cllmbing. No need to change out lenses & can carry mounted in a single small bag v pack with several lenses. Wish was nano coated, but otherwise close to perfect. Been shooting w/Nikon bodies & glass since 1975. was concerned glass made in Thailand -- proved to be false concern. Quality appears to be is good as before. Very happy with product. July 14, 2012
Amazing Lens ! Bought this to replace 18-55 & 55-200. This lens has amazing Zoom capacity (best in market). I was on a trip to Florida and at least 3 Nikon owners were impressed with this lens. It captures awesome landscape pictures and close-ups of wild life. Very versatile lens. I am just happy to be able to do everything with 1 lens and not required to interchange lenses as before. This is the future !! July 12, 2012
Smart All Around Lens I did not have very high expectations for a lens with this range. It takes a few practice shots to figure out ISO and Aperture combinations. The results were very good, pretty sharp pictures throughout the range with good saturation and contrast on a cloudy day. I was a bit taken back by the results. . Shoot a flower at 300 mm and you'll see defects that could not be seen with the human eye. The motor is extremely quite and focus is pretty fast. The VRII system is a real benefit for low light shots on cloudy days. The lens is a bit heavy in weight and price wise but absolutely worth it as an all around lens. My camera is a D-7000. Needless to say, I am very satisfied with the performance. July 6, 2012
FINALLY ! A LENS THAT DOES IT ALL AND KEEPS TRUE NIKON QUALITY ! Although I own several Nikon cameras and many Nikon lenses (including five 2.8 Pro models), I am by no means a professional. I started in photography fifty years ago and have formitable knowledge of both film and digital media. For me, as for many, super-zooms always meant a very substantial trade-off in image quality other than the particular "sweet-spot" of the lens. With this 18-300 mm VR zoom, Nikon has finally given us "more demanding" old camera guys a lens that takes us in DX lingo from 27mm to 450mm with first class resolution and image quality across the board and no need to hunt for its "sweet-spot". Wether you are traveling, attending an athletic event, or just walking the streets for fun, this great lens can supply the focal length you need by simply twisting your wrist and nailing the shutter. I have taken about 400 photos with it so far across its entire focal length and NONE have been the soft or displeasing in any way. I am not an easy person to please where image quality is concerned, so trust me, you will love this lens. July 5, 2012
An Amazing Lens When this lens was announced I was one of the first to get one. I've been happy with it since that day. Now first of all let's get the negative stuff out of the way. The lens is not razor sharp at all focal lengths. It is also not distortion free at all focal lengths. And it is not very fast, so you can't use it at dusk very well without bumping up the ISO. In Nikon's defense however, it is not possible to design a lens with this range and create the same quality available from a prime lens. If you must have a razor sharp, fast lens you'll have to buy a bag full of prime lenses and a wheel barrow to carry them around in. So, with that out of the way, while I have a few FX bodies and many razor sharp lenses and while I do a lot of artistic stuff, I also do a lot of travel stuff. The first rule of travel is to travel light. So when I head out on a trip I pack two cameras, a high end point and shoot and a DX SLR body with only one lens, the 18-300. And with that single lens I am able to easily do ten thousand pictures on a trip and return knowing each will be perfect for its intended purpose. What is amazing is that I can take a picture of a flower in a flower bed near a cathedral (the lens is not a macro but it seems to work on small objects very well), then I can tip the camera up and do the entire cathedral since the minimum focal length is like a 28 mm wide angle lens. And then I can tip the camera up even further to capture every subtle detail of the endless carvings all the way up to the top of the steeple. All of this happens with a single lens and each image is sharp and well exposed. That allows me to capture far more images than I would had I a bag of lenses with me and were I spending a lot of time constantly changing the lenses. I very much appreciate the image stabilizer too, it seems to allow me at least a three stop latitude, sometimes four stops. This keeps my ISO to a minimum as a rule which adds to image quality of course. The focus motor in the lens is deathly silent, you don't even know it's working, and it's fast, snapping focus into place about the time it takes me to blink and focus my own eyes. The M/A capability is something I love too. Auto focus is not perfect, so sometimes it's necessary to intervene. Setting the lens to M/A allows me to override the selected focus and get the picture without having to change any settings and without having to wait for the camera to hunt for focus. This too is a great time saver. A side benefit to this is sensor protection too. Before I head on a trip I meticulously clean my sensor and mount this lens. Since I don't have to change lenses throughout the trip, I don't have to worry about the sensor needing cleaning half way through. All I need is some lens cleaning gear which can't be helped, no other cleaning gear is needed. I do have expensive high end lenses for a variety of different uses but despite that, I love this lens for its utility and the quality of the images it takes. It was worth every penny and replaced the earlier 18-200 which I used to use for travel too. June 10, 2013
Perfect for hobbyist This lens replaces my 18-105 & 70-300. I'm very pleased with it's versatility and sharpness of image. February 26, 2013
Its not the best but Perfect for Beginners As a begginer, this lens is a whole lot better than my 18-105, not just for the range but for the sharpness as well. July 3, 2012
Fantastique J'ai acquis cette lentille dès sa sortie et je suis toujours aussi impressionné par sa précision, son piqué. J'utilise cet lentille avec un D90 et j'arrive à faire des photos à main levé (sans trépied donc) à 1/40e de seconde, sans aucun flou ! Le poids de cette lentille (830 gr.) surprends au début, mais on s'habitue très vite. C'est la première fois que j'ai l'impression d'avoir une véritable lentille passe-partout. January 29, 2013
Super versatilidade!!!! É uma lente surpreendente!!!! Possui uma grande versatilidade e uma ótima qualidade de imagem, mesmo no fianl do zoom. Aposentei outras lentes para usar somente esta. É uma ótima opção para quem não quer ficar trocando de lente para fotografar em diferentes ocasiões. Estou extremamente satisfeito!!! November 23, 2012
Un peu lourde mais quelle lentille Je l'ai acquis afin de remplacer ma 18-55mm et ma 70-300mm. Elle fait des photos magnifiques. L'auto focus travaill rapidement et elle est silencieuce. Le seul point un peu défavorable, elle est lourde comparativement a sa consoeur 70-300mm. Malgré tout , je n'ai plus besoin de plusieurs lentilles lorsque je voyage, donc je sauve en poid dans mes bagages.. July 28, 2012
Great range, Good Quality This lens has a great range with very little distortion or vignetting. Every lens has some compromise and this lens is no exception. The compromise is on speed and sharpness. While both of those qualities are still in the good range they do not meet the performance of Pro lenses like the Nikon 70-200 2.8 lens. For general shooting or for a single lens trip this is probably the best compromise you can get. It is not however the lens you want to use for critical work such as portrait photography or if you are a serious sports photographer but these people already know this. If giving up a bit on sharpness or speed is acceptable to get the fantastic range this lens offers then you won't go wrong. Also if your budget keeps your lens selection to just a few lenses then this is also a good choice. If you already own other high quality 2.8 Nikon zoom lenses then you should prepare for the fact this will not match those but again neither does the price. I did a side by side comparison with my Nikon 70-200 2.8 lens using my D600 camera. I will post one of each here and you can decide for yourself which is which. Both are very good but one certainly better than the other if shown at 100%. October 24, 2012
Good all-around lens I just got this lens few days ago and have been taking many pics to see what I can expect from it. This will be used with my D300s and the only other lens I have is my Nikon AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8D. First, the weight has not been an issue for me and I hardly noticed it my knapsack as well as having it slung over my shoulders. The lens does feel solid and rugged which appear to be well made. Unfortunately I don't find the zoom and focus ring to rotate smoothly but I'm not sure if it will get better with the increase in usage. There is a lock to prevent the lens from extending when it is in the vertical position but so far it hasn't extended out when I was walking around with it and again time will tell when I start using it more. I have used the VR in situations where I hand-held my camera in low light, under 1/80 sec, and it worked as advertised judging from two pictures I took for comparison purpose. I took photos and zoomed at all different range to see if there were any change in sharpness and clarity. It seems the sharpness and clarity level was consistent throughout and I didn't notice any degrading quality of the pictures. This was advertised as IF but when you extend out to 300mm, the barrel doubles in size which I hadn't expect and as far as how it was defined on the website. I could not post any photos as my photos have exceeded the limit of 5mb on this posting. I am quite satisfied with this lens and I plan to use it as a primary lens for my D300s, especially for travel. I find the dimension and weight of the 18-300 and 17-55 are almost similar so there is really no adjustment for me. One of the advantage is I can use the filters from the 17-55 lens as both are 77mm. October 12, 2012
Quite a good lens I'm certainly no pro, so hopefully some of these points will be useful to other non-pros. Pros: - You don't need to carry a bunch of lenses around when travelling. This one can cover most shots you'd take. - With some decent light, you can still get pretty sharp shots at 300mm without a tripod. - I have not experienced any "lens creep" with this lens. Cons: - It's pretty heavy and large, so it might not fit in smaller camera bags. - The on-board flash on your camera will cast a shadow of this lens on your photos. The cheaper Nikon speedlights aren't tall enough to solve the problem. You really need a big speedlight with this lens (SB-700 or better). Overall I'm very happy with this lens. I was a little bitter that I had to buy a speedlight to get it to work right though. But the speedlight has helped all my photos overall also, so I'm glad I have it now. July 25, 2012
Good Beginner's Lens A average quality lens for the beginner. Not a serious contender for a true photographer. July 4, 2012
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Nikkor 18-300mm Lens Focusing Matter

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When clicking the trigger button in auto focus mode some of Nikon lenses, lens barrel also coming out while focusing.
I'm using 18-300mm lens with Nikkon D7000. But this lens barrel is not coming out when focusing with camera trigger.
Please someone let me know is this normal or how to fix this matter.

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Do you know anyone else with a Nikon DSLR?
Or do you deal with a local camera shop?
Try the lens on a different camera. If it doesn't work take it back or send it to Nikon.

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Thanks for the reply JoeR

It's already in the M/A mode, but It's not working. I don't know why.
Do you think is there any problem in this lens?
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Just install the lens, make sure switch on lens is set to m/a.
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can you please tell me how to set up that with D7000
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Lens is fine, it has an internal focus system.
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18-300mm or 28-300mm for D7000?

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I'm learning a little bit every day and this is very important for the decision I have to make to buy my equipment. What camera to buy? Decided by the D7000. Which lenses to buy? Decided by the prime 35mm f/1.8 and I'm in doubt between AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR II (Vibration Reduction) Lens. The first was developed exclusively for DX Format. The second one to the FX format. Although I know that for the D7000 I could use any of them, my question is: what is the most appropriate?
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Sorry, you are misinterpreting what you read. You will always have a crop factor dx to dx or dx to fx or fx to dx.
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Sorry for the insistance, but as I told, I am learning a litte bit every day and decision that I will take must be based on this learning.
I checked on Nikon simulator - http://static.nikonusa.com/Lens-Simulator/simulator.htm - and apparently DX lens on DX body is different from FX lens on DX body. I mean, there is no 1,5 factor on DX lens on DX body what means that 18-300mm will be 18-300mm forever, on D7000 body while 28-300mm will be 42-450mm on D7000 body.
Am I correct?
And, if I am correct, the only difference between this two lens - 18-300mm and 28-300mm is this aspect and 100 dollars?
Is there something else that I should considere in my decision?
The quality of images, sharppenes, etc?
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Sorry yes they both will be 450mm on the long end. The 18 mm x 1.5 will be 27 on the short end and the 28 mm x1.5 will be 42 mm on the short end.
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If you are going to use it as a walk around lens the 18-300 gives you a broader field of view. With crop factor the 18-300 is 27-400 and the 28-300 is 42-300. You might want to look at the 18-200 it is 33% lighter than the 18-300.
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can I use this lens on my FX D800, and if so, what will be the result?

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In researching the Nikon website I located the information pasted below. The answer is clearly "yes" the DX lense will function on an FX camera. If I interpret the information below correctly, using a DX lens on an FX camera will result in a cropping effect on the subject because the FX camera will default to its built-in DX crop mode. Net effect is you will not obtain the wide view perhaps desired e.g. a 24mm lens will provide an approximate 36mm view (example cited by NIKON).

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In digital cameras, the camera's format refers to the size of its image sensor. Nikon makes a DX-format sensor and an FX-format sensor. The DX-format is the smaller sensor at 24x16mm; the larger FX-format sensor measures 36x24mm which is approximately the same size as 35mm film.

Different NIKKOR lenses are designed to accommodate the different camera sensor sizes. In the case of DX cameras with their smaller sensors, corresponding DX lenses have been designed. The DX designation can be found in the lens name, i.e. AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED. These lenses are smaller and lighter in weight and address the market's need for affordable, high-performance lenses with a variety of focal lengths and zoom options.

The DX sensor makes possible the production of lighter, smaller cameras, but because it covers a smaller portion of the image projected by the lens, a 1.5x crop factor (so called because the smaller sensor crops the image compared to an image from a 35mm film frame) is introduced. This means, for example, a 24mm lens on a DX sensor camera will provide an approximate 36mm view.

The FX sensor, with more "light gathering" area, offers higher sensitivity and, generally, lower noise. There is, of course, no crop factor present with the FX sensor.

DX cameras have the added benefit of being able to use both DX and non-DX NIKKOR lenses-those lenses without the DX designation in their names, i.e. AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED. And here's why.
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Yes. It will work like any DX lens. You get 15MP.
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The lens will fit your D800 and your camera will recognize that it has a DX lens attached. Because the DX sensor is smaller than your FX sensor your images will have less than full pixel count. I believe around half, giving you a 18 mp image.
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Use AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR with Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III

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I have a D7000 DSLR camera and AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens

Can i use AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III with both or AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II or AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II
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Here is the compatibility chart : http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/Assets/Common-Assets/Images/Teleconverter-Compatibility/en_US_Comp_chart.html
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There are no teleconverters that fit the 18-300

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i tried to find a list for compatible lenes with the tele-converters but could not .
I would contact "Service and Support" under the "Support" section in the middle menu bar below your lens picture.
I would for sure try to get an answer from Nikon before I purchased any tele-converters, because they do not work with all lenses and vice versa...
I own the TC-17 II, but I bought it for my 70-200mm Nikkor , and this teleconverter was actually made to complement my 70-200mm...
Hope this helps...
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Does it work with a D5100 camera?

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Yes, I paired it with my D5100 when we went on vacation. Did very well. The only thing though is that it is a bit heavy and balances better with a bigger body like the D7000. But, it is still very usable on the D5100.
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It works very well with a D5100. This is the camera I use it on and it works great. The attached image was taken with the lens at maximum extension.
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Yes, full function.
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Lens creep

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Does this lens have a lens creep lock?
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See below answer gave by Nikon Staff about this issue, in other topic.

Zoom Creep is the effect gravity can have on your zoom lens under certain circumstances. The lens tends to slowly zoom in or out under its own weight if pointed straight up, straight down, or at a sharp angle and nothing is touching the zoom ring. Most of the creep occurs between 30mm and 130mm in the zoom range. This is normal and the zoom action can’t be tightened to eliminate creep.

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Yes it locks but sadly just like the 18-200, only locks at 18mm.
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Why is the 18-300 with only VR and not VRII as the last model of 18-200?

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I got it yesterday. It's lable VR on the lens, box, and booklet. I don't see it lable VRII on the product. yes it confuses to me too about VR or VRII. It says VRII in the description on the Nikon website.
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the 18-300mm it already comes with the second-generation Vibration Reduction, you may check again, maybe you read it wrong,..
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It was already released last June 14, 2012 as quoted: "Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, the world's first interchangeable zoom lens for D-SLR cameras to offer the world's highest zoom ratio* of 16.7x, compatible with the DX format."
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It is not out of stock, it hasn't been released yet. If you really want one I would preorder it as the initial shipments will probably sell out and then it will go on back order.
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Can this lens (AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm) fit with a Nikon D5100 camera? Thanks!

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Yes. I have a D5100 and this is the lens I use daily.
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Yes, full function, lens has built in focus drive and both e camera and lens are DX.
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WILL THIS LENS WORK WELL WITH THE 5100 CAMERA?

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Yes. This is the lens I use on my D5100 and it works great
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Yes it is designed to be used with a DX camera and has a built in focus motor.
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