Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR review: Too good to be true?

By Ben Boswell - Tuesday December 18 2012

Lens Review
Introduction | Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens performance | Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR versus competition | Conclusion

There is a phrase quoted quite often that when something sounds too good to be true you shouldn’t be too surprised when it isn’t. Nikon’s new AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR promises much, but can it deliver? The long list of letters in the name tell us that the lens is Auto Focus, that it is designed for Nikon’s DX sensors, the apertures are not fixed, the optics contain some “Extra-Low Dispersion” glass and that there is vibration reduction built in: Quite a list.

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens performance

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR versus competition

Conclusion