Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 106
Rated 4 out of 5 by nikkor1983 NICE LENS WITH A GREAT FEATURES
THIS IS A FINE LENS FOR THE INITIATORS.AT 300 MM VR WORKS GREAT.WITH THE VR HAND-HELD PICTURES SEEMS SHARP.
IN A BRIGHT LIGHT CONDITION IT WORKS FABULOUS BUT THIS LENS IS NOT A SUITABLE TOOL FOR THE LOW LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY.
AUTO-FOCUS IS EXCELLENT AND FIRST IN BRIGHTLY LIT CONDITION AND FOCUSING IS PINPOINTED AND PERFECT.
IN HIGHLY BACKGROUND LIT CONDITION SOME CHROMATIC ABERRATION MAY OCCUR. USING THIS LENS AT F/11-F/15, YOU MAY OVERCOME THIS PROBLEM.I HIGHLY PREFER AND RECOMMEND THIS LENS.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Austinfreelance its a great lens. i wish it had a f/2 or lower for indoor sports.
Rated 4 out of 5 by raybug VR II or Not
I am trying to get an answer as to if I bought the VR II, there is not indciaiton on the lens or the box that it is the VR II version.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skinz2 Nikon FTW!
I just got the D3100 with the the new 55mm-300mm lens. I took 500 photos my first weekend. I love it :)
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arhcitect Good lens but blurry at maximum focal length.
It`s definitely a very good lens for the price. build quality is fine. motor is really silent and color aberration is minimal.
Though, it has some issues:
Jitter when moving aperture ring near 270mm.
Cannot be hand held in bad lighting and moving subjects, actually most of shooting requires mono or tripod.
When shooting at 250-300mm you get soft results. [you can`t always trust MTF`s]
But generally i`d recommend it, specially for beginners.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeftCoast Nikonian Great Design with quiet fast focus Can't beat it!
I was looking at the 70-300 when this came along. When I got it i went right out and shot 170 raw photos in dim evening light and there were no issues with this camera's performance. It zooms as fast as you need and the manual override feature is great. It has good balance if not a little heavy but that is what you have to expect with a lens like this. I Highly recommend to all Digital users.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shashi Not bad
As the lens is a bit heavy catches while hand turning from 55 to 300. Autofocus and VR works perfect but at full zoom the picture is not very sharp. I tried taking picture with tripod but at 275-300mm it lacks sharpness.. But its worth the money. for $400 u get complete outdoor set. if u hv 18-55mm then this can be ur next lens to complete the range from 18-300 in two lenses.