Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Review

July 10, 2017 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

Sharpness at 200mm

To examine sharpness, the Nikkor AF-P 70-300mm lens was attached to a Nikon D7500 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated to prevent further camera movement. Any changes in tone and colour across the images is due to changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 200mmThe full frame at 200mm

At 200mm, sharpness is very good at the centre at f/5.3. It becomes sharper at f/8 through f/16, becoming slightly softer at f/22 and softer again at f/22. At the edges, sharpness is good between f/5.3 and f/8, but are sharpest between f/11 and f/22. Softness is visible at f/29.

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