Uncover exciting new photo and video opportunities with this exceptional super-telephoto zoom lens Featuring Nikon vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization for blur-free results. Optimized for compact DX-format DSLRs, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR picks up where your 18-55mm Lens leaves off to bring distant action within reach. Capture sports, wildlife, concerts, landmarks—any faraway subjects—with phenomenal clarity and precision. But this lens isn't just about getting closer. Its superb optics and telephoto field of view produce beautiful portraits with softly blurred backgrounds. Add VR image stabilization and quiet autofocus pulse motor (stepping motor technology), the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR is an ideal choice for video recording and stills even when handheld.
I've had this lens for about 10 days now and been out shooting with it at least 7 of the 10 on hours long shoots.
A nice, smaller zoom lens with considerable reach. It auto focuses fast and can track wildlife such as birds in average light. Super quite too. I feel this is a definite upgrade to the AF-S version for crop sensor cameras such as the D5xxx and D7xxx. It's a good lens to start with when one can't afford the Nikon 200-500. It can work good for sports outdoors in sunlight. Get it. You won't be disappointed.
Great lens. However, it does not work on a D90, even though Amazon's tool for checking compatibility
I had been looking for a telephoto lens for my Nikon that was longer than the current 70-200 mm that I have now. I received an e-mail for a sale on the non-VR (Vibration Reduction image stabilization) version of this lens. I like the VR feature, which sealed my decision to purchase this VR version of the lens.
This lens was bought "used: like-new" on Amazon from "renew_electronics3" for my brand new Nikon D3500 and I guess I got what I paid for. I returned it the next day. The lens was described as new, never used, just an open box. I am skeptical.
So this lense is amazing. Some features like fast auto focus which is silent, clarity and sharpness make this lense best zoom lense for the beginners. Even Images produced at 300 mm remain sharp enough and you gonna love this lense. My advise for you is go for this lense if you are confused between this and other zoom+macro lense which are cheaper than this one. This lense is really sharp and you will love the pictures produced by this lense. I got this lense in the sale at very awesome price including the instant 10% sbi discount with timely delivery. Thankyou amazon for such a great deal. And yes this lense is original and doesn't comes in blank box. It comes in nikon box. Somehow i am not able to attach more pictures as i am interested in posting more pictures to show you the picture quality.
They advertise it as new, but what I received is not a genuine new Nikon product:
I have not used this lens too much yet, but the pictures I have taken, mainly of wildlife and the nights sky, are wonderful. I have a nikon d7200 with its only lens before this being a 18-105 mm. While I love that lens and for it is very good for close up and longer range pictures the 70-300 blows it out of the water when it comes to taking shots at things you are not able to get close to, such as wild life. The zoom is very good, however I would say that for serious night photography this lens will not be quite enough for galaxies or planets, but for nice photos of the moon (example attached at 50% zoom to actual size) it is very nice.
I have the tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD which i've used for the past 18 month's and I found that up to 200mm it was clear and crisp but above that it became very soft and stopping down to f10 was the only way of getting a crisp shot, I read all the articles I could find on this lens and all seemed very happy with the lens, it arrived today but by the time I got home the light was starting to go so I took a few shots of specific areas on the mountain behind my house as it's somewhere i'd photographed in all conditions with the tamron, f6.3 at 300mm gave me a shot way better than the tamron at f10, in fact it's the sharpest shot i've ever got with any lens on the mountain, it does have a plastic mount but that shouldn't be a problem, it is as light as a feather compared to the tamron, it focuses so fast and the motor is so quiet I thought the VR wasn't working, the VR works well allthough you don't notice to start with, it doesn't grab hold and lock on like the tamron but it's good enough to shoot birds flying without any jerkiness or blurring, static objects are crystal clear, i've photographed buzzards here hundreds of times with marginal results but focused on a crow this evening as he was coming in to land and there's not even a trace of blur in any of the shot's, if you don't have a hangup about plastic mounts and have a compatable camera then you won't be wasting your money, it might be a budget telephoto lens but the images speak for themselves
Amazing lens. I own a couple of small primes and a 16-80mm but this has recently been my go to lens for the D5600. It is fast to focus and sharp. Recently used on holiday in Cornwall and could not have been happier with shots of local wildlife a s the kids. Don't let the f/4.5-6.3 aperture range put you off using for portraits as distance from subject to background is more important than wide aperture if you want blurry backgrounds. I chose this over the 55-200mm on the basis of having lots of choices under 70mm already.
Je me suis servi de cette optique particulièrement lors d'un meeting aérien, à défaut de posséder des optiques pro.
Agree with others who speak of its sharpness. Even at the full 300 I was very impressed.
I love this lens, the auto focus is so fast, and silent, and gets you really close to the action, the vibration control is incredible even at 300mm and hand held photos are pin sharp, turn the VR off and put your camera on a tripod, mine is the Nikon D5500, and you get stunning images, Its the best thing I have bought.
So I bought this lens after I had been using my Nikon D3400 for a while with the 18-55mm lens that came with it after I had been thinking..I need more zoom. So, this came in its wonderful packaging (and arrived on time) and I was very impressed with it at first glance. I have been using this lens for about 2 months now, taking and testing it to different situations. Its fair to say, it does the job very well! The quality at 300mm is amazing and I also agree with others on here that the autofocus is quick and very silent. Even for an entry level DSLR like mine, the photos are always crisp and sharp when I use this lens. It is 100% good value for money and it is light as well.
This lens was bought, based on the excellent reviews its received. It certainly has not disappointed, as its performance optically, is very good as is the image stabilisation. I have compared it with my Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm and would say it’s probably slightly sharper, while being very much lighter and more compact – and half the price.
Having spent a day out with this lens, I'm really impressed with the sharpness and colours. More so than the 18-55 kit lens. The lens is really lightweight. Like paper light. But it is quite long and extends even further so be prepared for that. Also, I would describe it as a medium zoom. It's better than the 18-55. But you won't be taking pictures of small birds or shy squirrels with it. If you want it for less shy / medium size animals, it's great. Just keep in mind the great the zoom, the narrower the field of view. I tried some landscape pictures with this and really struggled to get everything in even at 70mm. Overall, worth it if your into wildlife, especially medium or large animals and to some extent insects (as long as they are close - min focus length is about 1m).
Works very well with the D3400, compliments the kit lens nicely. The combination of electronics on the camera and good quality optics give a lens that is clear at high zoom, with very little chromatic impact and barely perceptable vignetting. The anti shake feature works well, you can get good images without a tripod. AF is pretty much instant and silent.
Bought this to go with my D7200, I only want original Nikon lenses in my setup because I think the quality of Nikon parts are superb. This 70-300mm lens is fantastic at those long shots and the quality of the image is excellent. The VR does a great job and the autofocus is so quiet, for anyone that loves taking wildlife shots this is a great lens at a great price.
This prosumer grade lens is judged to be an example of great design, very high build and optical quality and of exceptional value on numerous review websites. This I can confirm. One of the very best tele-zooms dedicated for the Nikon DX platform regardless of price. However, it’s compatibility with older DX bodies must be confirmed by the potential buyer. My concern is that the Nikkor lens that I purchased was from a camera kit, not to be sold separately and destined for the Polish market. Grey imports are viewed very dimly by Nikon UK. Cheeky!
This lens is sharp.