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 300mm

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 300mmThe full frame at 300mm

At the furthest reach of the lens, 300mm, centre sharpness is very good at f/6.3, but it is sharper from f/8 and sharpest between f/11 and f/16. At f/22 it’s a little softer, and softer again at f/32. The sharpest edges can be seen at f/11 and f/16.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/6.3 f6_3.jpg f6_3.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg
f/32 f32.jpg f32.jpg