Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Review

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February 7, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |

Sharpness Cont... 2

Sharpness at 135mm

For this test, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lens was attached to a Nikon D7000 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variances across the crops are due to changes in natural light during the session. The 100% crops represent about 1/400th of the total frame area.

The full frame at 135mmThe full frame at 135mm

Centre sharpness – and lens contrast – is highest at f/8 and f/11, while the edges are more uniformly sharp from f/4.8 through f/11.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/4.8
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16
f/22

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review, lens, test, nikon, zoom, telephoto, nikkor, vibration reduction, Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR, 55-300mm