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

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

Postby biggerry on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:23 pm

The NIKKOR 18-300mm VR Lens: Nikon's Longest Focal Range

Building on the popularity and versatility of Nikon's telephoto zoom lens lineup which includes both the NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 and 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lenses, the new 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is Nikon's longest focal range ever, with an astounding 16.7X ultrahigh-ratio zoom range. The DX-format 18-300mm VR lens is surprisingly compact, lightweight and covers a focal range from wide-angle 18mm to super-telephoto 300mm, equivalent to a focal length of 27mm to 450mm in FX/35mm format. At the 300mm focal length setting, the lens' large f/5.6 aperture enables photographers to shoot at faster shutter speeds with shallow depth-of-field. This new super telephoto zoom lens is ideal for taking stills when travelling and for all around general photography including landscapes, portraits and distant subjects. The 18-300mm lens is also excellent for recording HD video as it can be used for wide establishing shots, medium close-up shots and extreme telephoto sequences when the users want to separate the subject from the background.

The construction of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens consists of 19 optical elements in 14 groups with three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements that effectively minimize chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings, and three aspherical lens elements that virtually eliminate aberrations at wide aperture settings. The new lens also incorporates a nine rounded blade diaphragm to help achieve a natural looking dramatic separation between subject and background.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR also has a dedicated zoom lock switch which secures the lens barrel at its minimum length and will prevent the lens from sliding during transportation. Additionally, the 18-300mm VR lens is ideal for capturing close-ups with great detail, as it offers a 1.48 ft. minimum focusing distance at 300mm, as well as a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.2X.


http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/14/nikon-18-300mm-vr-superzoom-lens/
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Re: AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Postby Mr Darcy on Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:35 pm

I think I'd rather have Matt's offering
But for a travel lens it would be hard to beat.
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Re: AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Postby Reschsmooth on Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:42 pm

biggerry wrote:
The NIKKOR 18-300mm VR Lens: Nikon's Longest Focal Range

At the 300mm focal length setting, the lens' large f/5.6 aperture enables photographers to shoot at faster shutter speeds with shallow depth-of-field.


http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/14/nikon-18-300mm-vr-superzoom-lens/


Than what? Don't these people read what they write? That's as crap as... :rotfl2:

Edit: holy carp, I fell victim to the hypocritical black hole of having errors in my correction. :shock:
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Re: AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Postby aim54x on Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:10 am

I think you all can accurately predict what my thoughts on this lens are.....

Reschsmooth wrote:
At the 300mm focal length setting, the lens' large f/5.6 aperture enables photographers to shoot at faster shutter speeds with shallow depth-of-field.

Than what? Don't these people read what they right? That's as crap as... :rotfl2:


Considering a lot of manufacturers can't build an 18-200 @ 5.6 (Tamron/Sigma), getting an 18-300 @ 5.6 is no mean feat...so compared to a Stigma 18-250 or Tamron 18-270 (or even their 18-200's - all have f/3.5-6.3) the 18-300 Nikkor does have a 'larger' aperture......
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