Review Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Lens Overview - Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5

Covering an immense wide to tele range, the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon is a versatile all-in-one zoom designed for FX-format cameras. Helping to maintain high image quality throughout the extensive 10.7x zoom range is an advanced optical design that uses aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass to suppress aberrations and distortion. A Super Integrated Coating is also used to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Also benefitting image quality is VR II image stabilization, which compensates for up to 3.5 stops of camera shake to help realize sharp imagery when shooting handheld. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor is used to provide fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override.

All-in-one zoom, covering wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths, is designed for Nikon F-mount FX-format cameras, however it can also be used with DX models where it provides a 42-450mm equivalent focal length range.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Two extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 3.5 stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 018208021918

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5 Latest Price



Focal Length28 to 300mm
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View74° to 8° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance1.64' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification0.32x
Optical Design19 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.27 x 4.51" / 83 x 114.5 mm
Weight1.76 lb / 800 g

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Name Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRSony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/3.5f/3.5f/3.5
Year 201020182018
Mount Type Nikon F FXSony EFujifilm X
Lens Type Lens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1050$600$300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 281815
Global 18.4099
Effective Mega Pixel 11.0314
Distorsion 0.749798
Vignetting -1.2004
Tstop 5.60911
Ac 13.132
Vignetting Ranking 8762
Tstop Ranking 10620
Ac Ranking 9607
Pixel Depth 36.3
Price Sensor 3300
Sensor Raw 36.56
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Sep. 2010Jan. 2018Jan. 2018
Brand NikonSonyFujifilm


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