Further readings for the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
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In part 2 of our review of the best lenses for the Nikon D3400, we’re looking at the performance of zoom lenses. More versatile than a fixed focal length prime lens, zoom lenses are often preferred by entry-level DSLR shooters, thanks to the convenience of having a range of focal lengths in a single lens. Image quality isn’t quite as good on a zoom compared to a prime, however, with generally lower lens metric scores recorded in our tests, although some zooms come pretty close to primes. The physics of constructing a zoom lens means that very wide maximum apertures such as f/1.4 or f/1.8 are also rare, although some of the best performers in this review boast wide f/1.8 or f/2 maximum apertures.
In part 2 of our “best lenses for the Nikon D500” review, we look at some of the highest-scoring DX-format zoom lenses. There are many more DX zoom lenses available for the D500 compared to primes. Zooms are a more popular lens choice for many APS-C shooters who are often looking for a more convenient and versatile multi-purpose lens.
If you’re shooting Nikon DX and are after a single-lens solution for shooting a wide range of subjects, the new Tamron 16-300mm superzoom is certainly worth a look. Our technicians have been busy putting it through its paces in the lab, so let's take a look at its DxOMark Lens Score and see how it rates compared to the other options on the market.
With a slightly slower f6.3 maximum aperture at the long-end this new 18-300mm model is lighter and smaller than it’s pricier sibling. But, just how well does this reimagined model perform in the lab? Read on to find out.
Nikon have launched a new 18-300mm super zoom lens for their DX format Digital SLR cameras. Weighing around 1/3rd less than its predecessor and featuring Nikon’s VR, or Vibration Reduction, image stabilising system, could this be the all-in-one lens Nikon DX shooters are looking for?
We’ve now had the opportunity to assess the entry-level 24-Mpix Nikon D3200 with a wide range of lenses. We’ve analyzed a total of over 140 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models to assess image quality, and to discover which of those models perform best on the camera. Read on to find out the models you should be looking to use and which ones you should try to avoid.
In our recent round up of lenses for the high-resolution 24PMix Nikon D7100 we revealed that the earlier Nikkor 18-135m f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED ‘super-zoom’ was the best of its type. We’ve now had the opportunity to analyze the optical performance of its successor, the new stabilized Nikkor 18-140mm f3.5-5.6 ED VR model. Read on to see how well the combination performs.
This is the third part in the series of our lens recommendations for the Nikon D7100 where we’ve analyzed nearly 46 Nikon and third-party telephoto prime and zoom models to assess their optical quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses are the best performers when paired with Nikon’s ultra-high resolution 24-Mpix APS-C format semi-pro model.
Sigma’s 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM zoom won praise for its balance of performance and convenience, but it looked bulky after rival Tamron introduced the diminutive 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD. Reducing the size, and weight while updating the optical construction to allow a new minimum focus distance of 35cm, the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM is Sigma’s response. But has the redesign compromised the optical performance, or is it a valuable addition to the range? Read on to discover our verdict.
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.
I just got mine. It's the same size as the 28-300mm FX lens. Take this lens along with the 12-24mm f/4 or 10-24mm, and the 35mm f/1.8 and you've got all you need for just about everything. Throw in a flash and you're done. I also require a dedicated macro, but that's my thing. I like this lens on a D7000, and it works just fine on the D3200.