Further readings for the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR
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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?
This is a terrific lens for all the obvious reasons but there is one major flaw: it's probably NOT a 300mm lens. I compared it against a 70-300mm Nikon lens and found the field of view to be much wider at "300mm" than the 70-300's. This lens' telephoto maximum seems to be closer to 250mm. DXOMark, please test this carefully and you may come to the same conclusion! Do not blindly take manufacturers' word on what the focal lengths of their products are!
Apologies, I have been informed that this is a phenomenon caused by "focus breathing" and only occurs at focus distances below infinity. At infinite focus, I found the fields-of-view of the two lenses to match perfectly.
Thank you very much .. Now we wait for test Tamron and Sigma ... A curiosity .. Your tests are very beautiful. I really like the sharpness test. I realized that yellow green and red indicate the level of resolution of the optics. When it is very green indicates values higher resolutions of 80%. The question is, 80% of the maximum resolution of the sensor or the one measured in your testing? for example: the Nikon 18-200 2012 is credited with 10M-Pix with the D5300. then 80% of 10Mpixel are 8 Mpix .. right? Or 80% is the 80% of the resolution of the sensor?
What do you mean by "but isn’t compatible with full frame FX DSLRs like the D610 or Nikon Df." Doesn't it work like any DX lens when attached to an FX body? Or is there further restrictions with this one?