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

February 7, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | |

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Sharpness at 300mm

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 300mmThe full frame at 300mm

The sweet spot of sharpness at full telephoto is f/8, but the lens is almost as sharp at f/5.6 and f/11. This is a very good performance, as most consumer zooms that go to 300mm tend to be quite soft at that focal length.

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