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NikonAF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
 
4.6

(based on 642 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (445)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (174)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (453)
  • Improves picture quality (225)
  • Compact (136)
  • Durable (94)
  • Lightweight (93)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (32)
  • Heavy (18)
  • Poor in low light (14)
  • Slow autofocus (9)
  • Slow focus (7)

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (319)
  • Travel (87)
  • Landscape photography (84)
  • Upgrade (83)
  • Shooting indoors (74)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (159), Parent (89), Enthusiast (79), Technically challenged (52), Photo enthusiast (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (522), Yes (59)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for wildlife

I bought mine about a year ago and don't have any complaints! I up-graded from my 55-200mm lens and it gave me the extra reach that I needed. I mainly photogragh wildlife(mostly...Read complete review

I bought mine about a year ago and don't have any complaints! I up-graded from my 55-200mm lens and it gave me the extra reach that I needed. I mainly photogragh wildlife(mostly birds) and i've discovered that it has been a great buy. It's very durable as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A solid lense, you get what you paid for

I bought this lens to experiment with HD video features of one of my Nikons. I also own 2.8/70-200mm lens - obviously, there's no comparison. But for the price, I am...Read complete review

I bought this lens to experiment with HD video features of one of my Nikons. I also own 2.8/70-200mm lens - obviously, there's no comparison. But for the price, I am quite impressed with the lens performance. Pictures are relatively sharp to the edges almost throughout the whole range. Pin cushion/barrel distortions are acceptable. VR is definitely a big plus! It doesn't have the manufacturer's precision of the higher-end lenses, the barrel is a little wobbly. Also I wish the lens was at least one f-stop faster. But again, you get what you paid for.

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5.0

second lens i have bought

By big tucker

from st louis mo

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

very useful for close and distance. my go to lens when shooting unknowns

 
4.0

A very nice lens for the price

By Craig

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

I am giving this 4 stars only because there are faster telephoto lenses out there that have quicker focusing. That being said, this has been a good lens for me with just starting out with DSLRs. In the right lighting conditions, it focuses fast enough. It does lack though in lower light. I have shot everything from portraits to flying geese with this and I have been quite pleased. Works well with my 18-55 and 35/1.8. This is a good telephoto for getting into the photog game.

 
4.0

Not great, but agood lens

By Mike C.

from Elon, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

I bundled this lens when I bought the Nikon D7100. It is a good all around lens. Focus on smaller subjects outside it's range can be a little soft. If shot with in it's range images are very sharp.

 
5.0

A fine zoom lens for amateur photography

By Antonino

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Just an amateur's opinion, but I find it to be very sharp even at the 300mm setting: got beautiful shots of geese about 100-120 feet away. It's much lighter than I expected, but I was used to the old-fashioned metal body lenses.

 
5.0

Great lens

By Jessie

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Love this lens. Has good reach for sports and wildlife shots. Have gotten some great pictures with it so far.

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Christine

from undisclosed

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Excellent product

 
5.0

A great lens for the money.

By Mgsent

from Long Beach, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

My Nikon D5200 came with the 18-105 lens which is sweet but not with a very long reach. The AF-s DX Nikkor 55-300 is just what I needed. This lens focuses quickly and provides very sharp images and, the VR capabilities make it very useful handheld. I'm very satisfied with this lens.

 
5.0

B&H provides high quality merchandise and service

By Cory

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

It was a Christmas gift for my wife. She's wanted one for eyes and I could not pass on the price and quality it offers.

 
4.0

Would definitely buy again

By Bob

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

smoother working than 18-55mm sharp images and easy to use

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Bob

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Easy to use in both auto and manual settings. Sharp clear images at all focal lengths.

 
5.0

Good value

By Mom

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Works great. Good clarity. I use to capture my kids' sports and am happy with the results for the price!

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

REALLY LIKE THIS LENS

By REB

from PENNA.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

I WAS SUPPRISED HOW WELL THIS LENS WORKS FOR ME ON MY NIKON D300. TOTALLY SATISFIED WITH THIS LENS. GREAT PICS FIRST TIME OUT.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good value vs cost lens

By Tim

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

I have experienced good results using this lens in aviation photography over the last few years of owning it. Eventually I will purchase the higher quality lenses however this lens is a quite satisfactory starter medium telephoto zoom lens.

(2 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Boo to Nikon Designers

By Dave N

from Baltimore MD

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Rating the engineering and overall capabilities of this lens.... 4
Rating the designer that didn't put focus override into this lens: 0

In general this is a great little lens. Small, compact, stunningly superb image stabilization. The one negative (and IMO major feature) is the lack of focus override when the camera is set into Auto-focus. What designer though that the camera's auto-focus will get the right object in focus every time, always. If I set the lens for manual focus, I can focus where I want but that I too slow to use this during my son's school marching band events.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have for all Nikon users

By Nerina May

from Adelaide, South Australia

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Love this lens, I have been using it for a few years on my D3100, Love that it is compatable with the more upgraded Nikon bodies. I use it for landscape, Nature, Seascape, and everything in between.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great starter zoom

By ibupnorth

from Northern Michigan

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Just started shooting with my Nikon 7200 and this lens so I am not an experienced DSLR photographer. My experience so far with this lens is that, as with any lens - kit lens or high end, focus is the key. This lens has the capacity to shoot some great pictures but I still find some photos a little soft. Still, for the money I am very pleased with the lens and think with a little more experience I can sharpen them up some.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love i t!

By TennesseeHolly

from Nashville, TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Wish I had purchased sooner!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent lense

By Sundas

from Pakistan

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

I got this lense today and tried testing it. I m pretty much happy with the results .i was scared at first cuz of many reviews regarding the slow autofocus. But it works perfectly fine for me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

CLOSE UP!

By Mk

from Alabama

Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Wow what a lens

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well priced all rounder

By Big AL

from Livermore, CA

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Pros

  • Clean Photographs
  • Reasonably Fast Auto Focu
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Candid Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

    A great all rounder lens I use for general photography, whether it be sport, action, portrait or wildlife. This lens gives me a lot of versatility whilst out and about. I see a potential photograph, and with this lens mounted on my D7200, can usually nail it.

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