Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 18, 2010, 10:54 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 29
Default Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR

I am interested in hearing opinions on this lens, optical cuality and af speed.

Thank you
apo40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Nov 18, 2010, 11:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
shoturtle's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfurt AM
Posts: 11,348

It is a good consumer lens, a friend has it. It is not as fast to focus for action as the tamron 70-300VC and not even close to the nikon 70-300G VR. And it is not as sharp.
Super Frequent Flyer, no joke. Ex Patriot and loving it.
Canon Eos 60D, T1i/500D, Eos1, Eos 630, Olympus EPL-1, and a part time Pentax K-X shooter.

Last edited by shoturtle; Nov 18, 2010 at 11:16 PM.
shoturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2010, 9:36 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,093

None of the major sites have reviewed this lens yet. The closest thing to a serious review I've seen so far is this: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Ni...70#Performance

Last edited by tclune; Nov 19, 2010 at 9:40 AM.
tclune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 1, 2010, 3:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,093

SlrGear just published its review of this lens. You can read it here: http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showp...ct/1359/cat/13
The review isn't likely to cause a run on this lens AFAICS...
tclune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 13, 2011, 8:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
Franko170's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 303

Pop Photo has a review of this lens in their latest issue. They generally believe it's a steal for the price.
Nikon D600, D90, D70, N90s, FM2, Canon S3 1S, Panasonic FZ35; Nikon 18-105 VR, 28-70 2.8 Sigma, 35-70 Nikkor, 70-200 2.8 Sigma, 70-300 4-5.6 Sigma, 85 1.8D Nikkor, 55-300 4-5.6 Nikkor, Sigma 17-50 2.8.
Franko170 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 3:27 AM.