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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

 
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Oct 31, 2016 14:22 |  #1

Post your Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR samples here.

A nice consumer grade lens at a very good price point; I paid $199 for my manufacture refurbed 55-300. very good wide open IQ from 55mm to 200mm, 300mm takes a drop in IQ but stopping down helps.

AF is fine. Bright conditions the AF on this lens is spot on accurate, and even works well in AI servo. But once things get darker, AF hunts more and slowly. I expected this. VR is only just okay, and I found it to be more harmful than helpful at times...

I really like the build quality on all of Nikon's newer consumer grade bodies and glass, and the 55-300mm is no exception. Nice, stout feel. Plastic feels higher end than Canon's consumer grade plastics. Zoom ring is a smidge on the stiff side, and not quite smooth. Again, not unexpected.


All in all, this lens along with Nikon's other consumer grade products is a notch above in my opinion.

Now, some simple and quick samples...don't forget to post yours.



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D3300 in "Night Vision" mode, jpeg only

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random Jason fare

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Don't forget to post your samples!!!

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Nov 08, 2016 14:57 |  #2

300mm @ f/8

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Dec 19, 2016 16:20 |  #3

Today's morning moon @ 300mm, followed by an 800x800 crop.

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Apr 07, 2017 23:16 |  #4

A few more from the bird feeder...

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And with 56mm of Meike extension tubes...

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Apr 12, 2017 13:49 |  #5

More images from the "five-five"...

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Sep 06, 2017 13:07 |  #7

Originally posted in the Got a Nikon thread, figure I'd add it here too. Good output for this affordable lens...


The Sun is has been really busy these past few days; lots of sunspots and magnetic storms.

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Sunspots AR2673, 2674 & 2678

Nikon D7100
Manual exposure
Live View composed ONLY
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Baader White Light Solar Film
1/500th sec
f/11
iso 100
FL 300mm
hand-held & LV AF used
Sun was low in the sky
atmosphere was moderately turbulent
PP in LR6



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