AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
A gem indeed
Being a hobbyist, I find the lens excellent. Autofocus is good (with my D7000), VR works fine, excellent bokeh and light weight. Colour representation & contrast is nice. Macro capability is awesome at 0.28X, and I am using very cheap (1$) macro add-on filter with it and got some acceptable result. Con is it is not a low light lens, doesn't work with FX bodies. I personally never used its heavier sister the 70-300 VR so cannot compare the two.
November 24, 2012
Great All in One Lens
This lens can do it all. I used to carry and swap the 18-55mm lens with this one. The lens is very light by the way. After a while I noticed that most of my shots were at least 6 to 10 feet away. Perfect for the low end of the 55-300mm range of this lens. Plus when I take it to sporting events the 300mm allows me to stay in the bleachers. Alot of our friends have the 200mm lens and have to get alot closer for the same shots. The image stabilizer allows for crisp action photos at any distance.
October 17, 2011
I have this lens recommended by a photographer in Best Buy and show me why this one was better than the 55-200mm. I'm glad that I heard his arguments because I love this lens and has a good range for the price. I am not a expert in photography but seeing and making some research in the internet has help to understand more this art. I will say a most have if you want to take pictures of animals.
February 25, 2014
The lens is great, the VR is great the quality is EXELLENT. I have taken many photos with it combined with my D3100 and they are a great combo!
December 19, 2013
A must have for any DX format Nikon.
I use this with my D3200 and rarely use another lens for nature photography. It even takes great portraits when zoomed in to create Bokeh. Need to reach out a bit farther than your kit lens? You wont regret this one, its a higher quality than the 55-200mm, plus it reaches much farther.
December 1, 2013