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Should I get this for the D800 0r what would you recommend?
11:49 am - Thursday, February 9, 2012
Should I buy this for my pre ordered D800, or what would you recommend?
12:17 pm - Thursday, February 9, 2012
No - this is a DX lens whose image circle does not cover the full FX frame. There are many Nikon FX telezooms and telephoto prime lenses available but how many of them can match the resolution of the D800’s 36-megapixel sensor remains to be seen. The 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II is one candidate but we haven’t tested that lens yet. The slower 70-300mm VR is more versatile than the 70-200 in terms of zoom range but less highly regarded than the pro lens. For even more telephoto reach, check out the 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR - this is an older lens, apparently very sharp up to ~300mm, but reported to suffer from a slow AF.
1:19 pm - Monday, February 13, 2012
Should I go for this for my Nikon D5100?? Please reply
6:59 pm - Saturday, March 3, 2012
CAN I USE Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR IN D800, IF NOT WHY, IT HAS DX AND FX SETTING.
AN HONEST ANSWER REQUIRE.
ANY ONE THERE ???
1:51 pm - Friday, April 13, 2012
SAMIRAN GHOSE: Hi there, just to clarify with you that you can use the lens if you set your D800 to DX mode.
If you use this lens on a D800 under FX settings, you will get serious vignetting(black corners).
So if you notice there’s a ‘DX’ name on the lens, it is not advisable for you to buy it and use it on a D800.
Nikon 70-300mm VR is a very good choice if you are under a budget and seeking a decent lens for your D800. It can work in BOTH DX and FX settings in your camera therefore it is more flexible for you.
Not forgetting that 70-300 VR has a very much faster autofocus than 55-300.
Hope this helped.
Cheers and have fun with the mighty D800.
6:25 pm - Friday, April 20, 2012
6:27 pm - Friday, April 20, 2012
This lens looks just the ticket for me but can I use it on my Nikon D3000?
4:30 pm - Saturday, June 23, 2012
Could I use this lens for wild bird photography on my D3100 at the 300mm end of the zoom?
9:24 pm - Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Thankyou for the excellent review, especially example photos. Very helpful. Mine should be arriving tomorrow for my D5100. I’ll be taking it straight to a nearby field where the cranes and geese are preparing for their winter migration.
1:03 am - Wednesday, September 5, 2012
My lens arrived yesterday as hoped. I bought a factory refurbished one and I’ve very pleased with it for the price. The shots I took came out very sharp, even at 300mm. Here’s an example, taken at 300mm ISO 400 and f/8 http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o556/Phil_Schaefer/Wildlife/CAgoose.jpg
And a crop from the same photo http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o556/Phil_Schaefer/Wildlife/goosehead.jpg
This was taken free hand without a tripod.
11:34 pm - Thursday, September 6, 2012
Here at http://www.3foto.ro all pictures made over 55mm , are made with this lens.Great lens for portraits.
4:08 am - Monday, January 21, 2013
I am thinking about purchasing a telezoom lens for my Nikon D5100 and I am thinking about 2 in particular.
The here reviewed Nikkor 55-300mm which I can get for some 270€ or Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 which is twice that cheap and I could get it for some 140€ http://www.tamron.com/en/photolens/di_telephoto/a17.html
I’ve read a couple of reviews which made me believe that this Tamron lens might be a better purchase, but any input will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
10:39 pm - Sunday, February 10, 2013
I am thinking of purchasing some telezoom lens for my Nikon D5100.
Actually I am thinking between this Nikkor 55-300mm or Tamron 70-300mm http://www.tamron.com/en/photolens/di_telephoto/a17.html which recieved quite nice reviews and its price is only 140€. Any advice on which one to choose is greatly appreciated.
11:06 pm - Sunday, February 10, 2013
can i use it for my nikon D90….tq
9:09 am - Thursday, March 14, 2013
Can I use this for my Nikon D5000? or is the Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di a better buy?
9:55 am - Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Iused the 55-300mm lens on nikon D800. and the result is in, very sharp pictures.The most important think is to pay attention for image crop.
8:58 am - Friday, April 19, 2013
To og, yes I have one that fits and operates satisfactorily on my Nikon D90
1:39 pm - Friday, April 19, 2013
ian emlyn rees
I have just bought this lens for £155 from bargain basement
1:35 pm - Sunday, April 21, 2013
I’ve been using mine for a while now on my D5100. I’ve happy with the sharpness, in fact, my only gripe would be that the auto focus is painfully slow when shooting a moving subject. It also tends to hunt around a lot more than my Nikkor 18-55. However, I’ve never used any comparable length lenses, so I don’t know if that’s something unique to this lens, or simply a result of the length.
6:30 pm - Sunday, April 21, 2013
i am a new user of a D3100. is the AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR a good combo for it? thanks!
5:32 am - Sunday, April 28, 2013
Yes Ithink so.If the D3100 is A DX. ithink its Ok.
7:30 am - Sunday, April 28, 2013
The 55-300 VR works great with D3100, just upgraded and its a perfect fit for any DX Camera D3100, D5100 and D7000. If you have full frame go for the 70-300
The Tameron 70-300 does not support AF-S so autofocus will not work with D3100 or D5100. You will need a D7000 with built in autofocus in body.
6:35 pm - Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Hi everyone, can i use it on Nikon D80, can this improve the image quality. Which will be better the stock lens, 18-135mm or this one?
1:52 am - Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I am a new user of a Nikon D3200. is the AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR a good for it? pls. reply. Thanx.
7:02 pm - Wednesday, September 18, 2013
am a new user with Nikon D5100. I have Nikkor AF VR 18-105mm. what should i buy next (zoom lens)?
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED or Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G (4.3x) Lens??
8:31 am - Tuesday, September 24, 2013
basically am looing for a zoom lens like 55-300 or 70-300 or 100 - 300mm if any for my Nikon D5100.
8:44 am - Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I have Nikon D 7000 and Nikon D 7100 ( Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR ) is very good lens for two Camera
7:32 pm - Saturday, November 9, 2013
Does the Nilon 55-200mm VR have better, fatser auto focus?
11:20 am - Monday, November 18, 2013
Hi, I’m planning to buy lens for my Nikon D3100. could any one suggest me. 55-200mm or 55-300mm. VR or without VR?
8:14 am - Monday, December 2, 2013
I have Nikon 3200.I want to buy telezoom lens.Which one is good for Nikon 3200? Nikon 55-300 vr or Tamron 70-300 id ld macro.
12:55 pm - Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hi, Would this lens fit my old D40? I wish to use it for taking photos of in flight planes at an air show, would you consider buying it for this, considering I am on a budjet?
10:09 pm - Sunday, May 4, 2014
I had a look at half-a-dozen of the sample images provided here and NONE of them was sharp at an acceptable level. All the ones I chose looked pretty horrible. I cannot but wonder at the rating in image quality because sharpness should be one of the key factors.
I have had similar experience on some other Tamron lenses: they are very soft all over the place.
7:44 pm - Saturday, August 9, 2014
Can i use this lens on D5500?
2:46 pm - Monday, June 22, 2015
I have D5000 with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens. Can you please advice whether to go for this lens (55-300mm) or shall I opt for 70-300mm?
Also let me know whether D5000 is complatible with 55-300mm?
3:14 pm - Monday, August 17, 2015
Will this lens fit and auto focus on a nikon D3200 thanks.
6:01 pm - Wednesday, September 2, 2015
will this fit on the nikon d7100
6:14 pm - Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I got this lense today and tried testing it. I m loving it. I was scared at first because of the reviews regarding the slow autofocus but for me it works perfectly fine.
10:12 pm - Thursday, June 16, 2016
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR,
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