Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

B&H # NI1830035AFS MFR # 2196 Imported
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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 27-450mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/32
  • Three Aspherical and Three ED Elements
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • VR II Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 overview

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A true one-lens solution, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon is a 27-450mm equivalent zoom designed for DX-format cameras. Spanning wide-angle to super telephoto, this handy lens is well-suited to walk-around photo and video applications. Its optical design features both aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass, which help to reduce a variety of aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range in order to produce notable sharpness and clarity. A Super Integrated Coating is featured, too, and cuts flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color saturation.

Benefitting handling with such a long zoom range is VR II image stabilization, which compensates for up to 3.5 stops of camera shake to help realize sharp imagery when shooting handheld. A Silent Wave Motor is also used to provide fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override.

All-in-one zoom spans wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths and is designed for Nikon F-mount DX-format cameras, where it provides a 27-450mm equivalent range.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Three 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.

Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 specs

Performance
Focal Length 18 - 300mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 450 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
Angle of View 76° - 5° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' (45 cm)
Magnification 0.32x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.13
Optical Design 19 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.27 x 4.72" (83 x 120 mm)
Weight 1.83 lb (830 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 5.2 x 5.0"

Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 reviews

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 361.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all-in one lens! I am enthusiast photographer and this is my second all-in one lens. I'm impressed by the results. I bought the 18-300 VR (B&H) to replace my Nikon 18-200 VR (great also) looking for the additional 100mm at zoom. My body is a Nikon D7200 and I have to say that this lens works better than I expected. The construction with second generation of VR, the 9 rounded diaphragm blades, the three extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements and the three aspherical lens elements, makes of this lens an ideal allied for a great range for shoots between wide angle and super telephoto getting amazing pictures. Don't worry about carry many lens. With this 18-300VR you will take all kind of pictures sitting on a chair!
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed results, but overall happy I have a Nikon D5000, and a bunch of lenses, incl. 18-200 VRII that I have used the most and LOVED it. I realised that I was mostly using 18-55 and 18-200, but oft had to carry 70-300 lens for greater zoom. After much research, I sold 18-200 & 70-300 lenses and got this one 18-300. It is a tad heavier than 18-200, but great to carry around one less lens now. It is sharp- no surprise there- but it is not as sharp as 18-200 VRII. It's definitely softer at full zoom esp for night photography. But despite those negatives, overall, I am happy with it. Next, I want to get a 16-85mm :) Happy photography everyone!
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR I have five Nikkor lenses and this one is the most useful. I am a former professional who now photographs as an intense hobby. I use this lens mostly for landscape (mountains, beaches, desert, etc.) and wildlife (stationary and moving under a multitude of lighting and temperature conditions). The bodies I most often choose are my D300 and my D5100. This lens does it all. I never have problems with the weight nor with holding the camera steady whether or not I use a tripod. Nikon seems to have fixed their past problem of lens creep (when focusing downward, the old lenses woul extend via gravity). This lens is extremely easy to use - I can think of no negative comments. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than carrying two lenses! I purchased this lens to replace my 18-200mm and my 70-300mm. I was a little worried it would not be as sharp with such a wide zoom range. So far I am very impressed with the photos, especially towards the 300mm end. It is a little larger and heavier than the 18-200mm but that is only noticable for a few minutes. It feels very balanced with my D7000 and a battery grip. I was a little surprised at how close I could focus, which makes it even more useful. I still use other lenses for macro, low light, etc, but if you want one lens to do just about everything, you will not go wrong with this.
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Like It! I really like this lens. It is heavy and on the large side but it feels good in my hands. The build quality is very good - Far superior to my old 18-105mm. The controls are well placed and easy to use. The zoom range makes life very easy. In the past I had two lenses to cover this range. It's a perfect travel lens. In many reviews I have read they talk about lens creep as of yet I have not experienced that. Maybe they have fixed that. The pictures are great. I just took it on vacation to the Caribbean and shot 400 frames. I am very happy with the performance.
Date published: 2012-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent travel lens for the photo enthusiast Bought this lens hoping it would be a solution to the problem of inevitably not having the right lens on the camera at a given time while on vacation and missing some great shots as a result. Is this lens the answer? For me, yes, it is. This lens produces very high-quality photos for just about the whole focal range. I have not experienced any issue with lens creep that can sometimes rear its ugly head with zoom lenses. I have it paired with my D7000 and it's all I really need for any travel that I do. Makes packing for vacations much easier.
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all-around lens I bought this lens to replace my Nikon 18-200 VR that had begun to get quite a few miles on it. My body is a Nikon D5200. I shoot high school football as well as landscapes. I haven't had a chance to use it for the later much yet, but for football, it's been a great lens. Before this, I had been using a Tamron 70-300, but was limited when the action got too close to the sidelines. This lens lets me shoot wider for those times I need to. It auto focuses quicker than the Tamron and is also sharper. It's a bit on the heavy side, but I got used to that pretty quick. I'm going to be shooting high school hockey soon from the bench, so it'll be interesting to see how high up I'll have to increase the ISO. I can see this being my go-to lens for quite a while.
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good All-In-One Travel Lens This lens works well with my D7100. It is a bit heavier than the 18-200 mm that I have been using but the extra reach is worth it. I also have the 80-400 mm for more serious bird photography but that lens requires a much larger bag and I don't like to fly with it. This lens fits my Commando Pro 45 bag along with a super wide angle 10-24 mm and batteries and charger. The bag fits easily under most airline seats. Because of the extra weight one might want to consider a sling strap such as the Peak Design Slide sling/strap. Although this is not a pro lens it does the job for me.
Date published: 2016-07-22
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