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70 Reviews

by Top favorable review

Decent entry level tele zoom lens

The Nikon AF-P 70-300mm NON VR tele zoom lens is a good lens for entry to mid level photographers. The plastic seems to be durable and the optics quality seem decent.

The zoom ring does not bind when zooming. There is some friction, but then this is an entry level lens. The manual focus worked well for me. There is no external Manual Focus switch on the body of the lens. The trick to using manual focus with this lens is to set the manual focus mode on the camera, half press the shutter release button, and then turn the focus ring. Once what you want to focus is in focus, then press the shutter release button all the way.

Since this lens is NON VR, I recommend you either shoot with a tripod or shot at speeds appropriate for your focal length.

This length of this lens when retracted is 8 inches. It's about 2/3 the weight of a 16oz bottle of water. The girth of the lens is about the same size as the bottle of water. This make the lens easy to carry around all day.

In the attached image, you can see the hairs around the deer's eyes and the reflection off it's eyeballs. The exposure was: manual focus, 200mm, f5.6, 1/200 sec. I did not record the ISO, but was likely at ISO 800. The bokeh was surprisingly good.
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by Top critical review

Be Careful: This lens will not focus at all, even manually, with the following Nikon cameras:

Won't focus at all on D800, D800E, D700, D610, D600, D300s, D300, D200, D90, D80, D70,
D70s, D50, D100, D7000, D1, D2, D3 or D4 series, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, D40 or D40x.r>
So, if you plan to use one of the above-mentioned cameras, DO NOT BUY THIS LENS!

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Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: refurbished | Sold by: cametaauctions


Great all around zoom lens.

Great lens. Lightweight with good reach. Only issue I see with it is that it only goes from 70 to 300mm. This means that in addition to your 18-55 mm lens, you need to carry one more that will cover the gap between 55 mm and 70 mm where the zoom starts. Not that big a deal, but I wish it went from 55 mm to 300, instead. It is not a VR lens.Read full review...

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: imac2001


sharp image, great functionality

I love my Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm Lens. The lens gives great sharpness and detail and
has great functionality all the way around. It is somewhat lightweight and it eliminates some camera
shake. The 58 mm telephoto lens gives a white cloudy vignetting around the edges of the picture while focusing on the main object in the center. it gives a really cool abstract image. I haven't utilized the macro lens yet. The Polarizing lens is a great addition as well as the 3 additional color lenses. A great price. Im very happy with my products. Read full review...

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: thepixelhub


sharp, fast focus with AF-P

tack sharp - corner to corner - even at 300 mm. FAST Auto-focus with AF-P. Light enough to easily hand-hold. VR brings that f/4.5 down to the equivalent of f/2 ... NICE. All this for a reasonable sum - RECOMMENDED.Read full review...

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: einfinityshop4


Amazing lens

I have been doing photography for a few months now with only a small lens that came with my Nikon Camera. Now I got this one and it is pretty amazing to focus on places far from me, it gives me a completely new angle of photo. Love this itemRead full review...

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: sctver2


Good lens

I love how sharp the images are, my only down side is how it can sometimes lose focus on the object infront of it sometimes and focus more in the background other then that I love this lens

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: quickndone



Very good lens I had to update firmware on D3300 camera to use unless you want to manually focus

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: soundman87


Excellent bang for the buck, inexpensive and competes with $600.+ lenses. Light weight, butter smooth, and sharp at all focal length.

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: super_roll


Nikon 70/300 zoom lense

For the price, this is a really good lense.
It is Camera specific, so you must verify your camera model is compatible.
Great for wildlife, sports etc.
I wish it were better quality optics, but like I said, for this price it's a no brainer.Read full review...

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: photovideo4less

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