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.
D3300 in "Night Vision" mode, jpeg only
random Jason fare
Don't forget to post your samples!!!