Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

B&H # NI28300GAF MFR # 2191
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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical and Two ED Elements
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • VR II Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Overview

  • 1Description

Covering an immense wide to tele range, the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon is a versatile all-in-one zoom designed for FX-format cameras. Helping to maintain high image quality throughout the extensive 10.7x zoom range is an advanced optical design that uses aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass to suppress aberrations and distortion. A Super Integrated Coating is also used to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Also benefitting image quality is VR II image stabilization, which compensates for up to 3.5 stops of camera shake to help realize sharp imagery when shooting handheld. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor is used to provide fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override.

All-in-one zoom, covering wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths, is designed for Nikon F-mount FX-format cameras, however it can also be used with DX models where it provides a 42-450mm equivalent focal length range.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Two extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 3.5 stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208021918
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
  • 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-50 Bayonet Lens Hood for 28-300mm Lens
  • CL-1120 Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    • 1Description

    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Specs

    Focal Length 28 to 300mm
    Maximum Aperture f/3.5 to 5.6
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 74 to 8 10'
    Maximum Magnification 0.32x
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' / 50 cm
    Optical Design 19 Elements in 14 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 77 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.27 x 4.5" / 83 x 114.5 mm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 800 g
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    Package Weight 2.89 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.55 x 5.25 x 5.05"

    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Reviews

    AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 824.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from No good for use with Nikon D800 The D800's high resolution showcases a lot of the flaws with this lens. - Crystal clear images from 28mm about 50mm great wide angle performance- Soft focus, noticeable grain, in general - the imagery was NOT sharp about 70mm and up- Distortion noticeable in many situations- High pitch autofocus sound is audible in all video recordings, however, using the manual focus for video felt easy and natural- 300mm focal length label is a lie, virtually no difference between 200mm and 300mm, this lens absolutely will NOT reach 300mm I really wanted to like this lens I need a nice wide angle zoom for the D800 unfortunately this lens stinks. Beware!
    Date published: 2012-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best prosumer superzoom! I am using this lens for 3 years. In its class of prosumer superzooms it is still the best, nothing even close, as for today. Amazingly sharp, fast and consistent focusing, high contrast/color ratio, great range (actually, it is 28-280mm lens, but it isn't show stopper!), very small CA. I am using it for some pro applications, with great success. Especially if it is impossible to carry anything else. On negative side - to improve geometrical distortions on wider settings needs a bit more time with PP.( Also, watch sample variations with this lens.) I am posting 100% crop - it will tell everything about this amazing lens.
    Date published: 2014-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Lens!!! Purchased 9-3-10 and hasn't been off my D90 since it arrived. Fits my needs to a T. I am quite happy with resolution at 28mm and full 100% crop as well as the 300mm and 100% crop. Hand held shots are great in spite of my 78 year old arms. Weight at 2+ lbs is nothing compared to 4+ lbs. I use it for landscape, candid shots, extreme closeups of peoples, animals, flowers, birds, insects, trees, buildings, alleys, clouds and skies etc. I use it for grab shots at 28mm from a moving car and disappointments. It's an excellent carry it all the time lens. Love the lens creep lock and its location on the left side of the lens! Nikon (Nikkor) does it again!!
    Date published: 2010-09-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all around lens for Travel. I have the D7100 for about a year now and am really pleased with the camera in every aspect. I had the Sigma 18-250 and was pleased with the quality of pictures. I really wanted to upgrade to the D750 but not able at this time. So I went with NIKKOR lens and knowing the later I went with a full frame lens for future FX camera. I noticed the difference immediately and am very pleased. I travel to Europe a few times a year and on my last trip totally enjoyed the results along with the one lens aspect. To help with the weight of it all, I did remove the battery pack and that helped with carrying the camera/lens all day long.
    Date published: 2014-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect FX Walk-around Lens I use this lens most of the time on my D800e. If I go out and don't want to carry a bag full of lenses, this is the one I go for. Images are sharp and with good contrast. Wide open at 28mm it is pretty fast; and at 300mm f/5.6 is acceptable in good light. Mated with the D800e, it is well balanced, but hefty; though I don't find it tiring. (I'm 60) The VR on the lens works very well and makes it much easier to get tack sharp images on the D800e. In my opinion, this is a must have lens for general purpose shooting and walking around. For special purposes, I switch glass, but the 28-300mm stays on the camera at least 80% of the time. Well worth the investment.
    Date published: 2014-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for when you want to carry only 1 I bought this lens when I sold my D7000 and 18-200 in order to go to fx: D750. Wanted to have an option when I wanted to carry just one lens for vacations, family outings, etc. Very happy with the product. It certainly has its sweet spots but performs MUCH better than the dx equivalent. In order to get the best out of the 18-200 lens you had to be at f8 and be somewhere in the 50-130 focal range. I have been very happy with all images at all f stops and focal ranges. Some of this might be attributed to the fact that the D750 is an AMAZING camera but regardless the finished products are fantastic. With rebates B&H offering it was an easy decision. Glad I made this purchase.
    Date published: 2014-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you can only pick one... Five stars, based on the notion that if I can only take a single FX lens with me, this is a fine solution. As a class, I dislike variable aperture zoom lenses. There are good reasons they cost less than their fixed aperture kin.The AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G is an exceptional case. The combination of excellent optics, image stabilization, tremendous zoom range make a compelling argument in favor of the product. It's relatively lightweight, and the 77mm filter size provides access to a broad range of front-end elements. Combination of these features make it a great only one in the bag lens, suitable for everything from interior shots to landscapes to outdoor moving targets.
    Date published: 2014-10-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Compromise Not Worth Taking I hate compromising with my photos. I bought this with high hopes and after testing it, was completely unhappy with the results. I would never be able to pass the photos in my test shoot to any clients. It is just too soft. Yes, you can take care of the pin cushioning and barrel distortion in software, but there is little you can do about the lack of sharpness. However, if you need a single all around lens, this is probably it, although it is not what I am looking for in a lens. Perhaps a future version of this lens will have a redesign that will correct the softness issues. Slow auto focus, and inability to find the focus Thank you B&H for the no-hassle return policy.
    Date published: 2013-02-27
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    What adaptor would I buy to fit this lens to a ...

    What adaptor would I buy to fit this lens to a micro 4/3 body?
    Asked by: Bryan
    If you are fitting this FX lens to a Nikon body then you don't need an adapter. I use this lens on a D3400. If you are trying to fit it to an camera body other than a Nikon, check that camera body manufacturer website.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-05-25


    Does this lens come with Nikon's extra 4 year warranty?
    Asked by: Michael C.
    Yes, this lens carries the limited 4-Year USA warranty extension upon registration with Nikon.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Will this lens work with a D810?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It is my bread and butter, Jack of all trades, good compromise lens on my D810.d.
    Answered by: Daniel D.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this lens macro capable? The equivalent Tamron lens is labeled as Macro but this one isn't. However, the close focusing distance is within 1cm of the Tamron.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens is not a macro lens. The lens has a magnification of 0.32x and a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3. A true macro lens has a 1.0x magnification and a 1:1 reproduction ratio. The lens does have a minimum focus distance of 1.64' (50 cm), but the lens' magnification and reproduction ratio is what denotes a lens as a macro lens.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    d3200will this work on Nikon d3200?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes it works and will have 42mm-450mm zoom.
    Answered by: Locheng t.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    will this lense work on a D90 and D80?
    Asked by: H A.
    Yes, this lens will work with those cameras. A friend of mine thinks it is the best ever walk around Nikkor lens. Since he is a national magazine editor, I take his word.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Will this lens work with the new NIKON Z7 ...

    Will this lens work with the new NIKON Z7 mirrorless cameras, using the optional adapter?
    Asked by: Michael
    It should. It's my understanding that most Nikon lenses, certainly the newer ones, will work with the Nikon Z7 using the optional adapter. Give B&H a call and talk to their sales people to confirm.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-02-25


    IS it a WIDE angle lens?
    Asked by: Safique A.
    No. But it can be used for wide shots when shot at 28mm
    Answered by: Mokeita W.
    Date published: 2019-01-15
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D3500
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7000
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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