Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Review
Sharpness at 50mm
The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G VR lens was attached to a Nikon D7000 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session. The 100% crops represent about 1/400th of the total frame area.
The full frame at 50mm
Sharpness in the centre of the frame is very good even wide open, but contrast is a bit low. This improves greatly upon stopping down to f/8.
Corner sharpness is also surprisingly good at f/4.8 – much better than the AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR – and reaches excellent levels at f/8.
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