Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Superzoom Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with F(FX) Mount
What type of photography is the Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Zoom Lock
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Versatile Lens with a Zoom Ratio of 10x
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| No Weather Sealing
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR has a maximum diameter of 83mm and total length of 115mm when not extended. It weighs 800g / 28.2 oz.
Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR has a filter thread of 77mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR:
Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR has a focal range of 28-300mm and 10.7X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42 - 450mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.32x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.32x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Superzoom Zoom type Nikon F mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 28mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f38 at 300mm .
Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR's optical formula consists of 19 elements in 14 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 ED glass elements
- 3 aspherical elements
Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is HB-50.
Nikon 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR is available in Black color.
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