• Small size; big zoom range.
  • Somewhat packable.  Let’s you bring a single lens for good travelography on most trips if you insist on carrying a full frame camera body with you.
  • Very reasonable price for sharp output at wide and telephoto range.
  • VR works well for lowlight and zoom photos, and video.


  • Not particularly resistant to the elements (sand and rain).
  • Some chromatic aberration and pin cushion distortion, but easily correctable in post production.


Great all around travel lens for a Nikon FX mount camera body.  I’ve often been amazed when editing to see some of my favorite images from location and vacation trips (both portraits and landscapes) are from this lens on a Nikon D800.  So much so, that just about every other FX lens I own hardly ever gets time on my camera anymore.  Great color rendition, shadows, and even pleasing grain in the images.  Great for most situations, particularly as your learning how to play with different focal lengths and bokeh to compose your images.


It is one of the most affordable ways I know of traveling light to ensure you carry your camera with you, while letting you discover and hone your skills as a photographer/videographer.  VERY capable tool, worth every penny of the price paid.  I believe this lens occasionally comes up during the semi-annual Nikon Lens Rebate sale, so you can pick this up along with a Nikon body refurbished, or brand new, with the rebate discounts to bag the best deal on this incredibly capable gear.  Starting out, a zoom lens like this really helps you understand what type of photographer you will become.  It allows you to quickly and seamlessly experiment with aperture, zoom/focal lengths, framing, bokeh, portraiture, landscape, sports and casual or travel photography.  Starting here will save you an enormous amount of confusion and overspending on various prime lenses before you really know what type of tools best suit the way you want and need to capture your subjects.

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  • Versatile 10.7x zoom lens with ED glass and VR II image stabilization
  • Optimized for edge to edge sharpness on both FX and DX-format D-SLRs, Focal Length Range : 28 -300 mm, Minimum Focus Distance – 1.6 ft.(0.5m) throughout entire zoom range
  • Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements; 3 Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM). Weight : 28.2 oz

Nikon Fall 2010 New Product Line-up!
Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G Nikkor ED VR Lens Features

An ideal one-lens solution for FX-format D-SLRs, featuring a broad 10.7X zoom range, close focus to 18 inches at every focal length and VR II image stabilization for handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and stable video capture.

Versatile 10.7x Zoom Lens With ED Glass And VR II Image Stabilization
Versatile zoom lens offers a broad focal length range that’s perfect for travel, landscapes, portraits and distant subjects.

Optimized For Edge To Edge Sharpness On Both FX and DX-format D-SLRs
DX-format D-SLR angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 42-450mm in FX/35mm format.

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.

2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.

3 Aspherical Lens Elements
Virtually eliminates coma and other aberrations, even at wide apertures.

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus

M/A Focus Mode Switch
Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.

Internal Focus (IF)
Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining working distance throughout the focus range.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.

Zoom Lock Switch
Secures the lens barrel at its minimum focal leng

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