Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens.

Posted in photography, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on May 3, 2010

The Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G lens is a very capable performer, given the price point and focal reach of the lens. Yes, it is a plastic lens, and, yes, it is a cheap lens. However, this lens is nothing to scoff at; it can take really sharp pictures when stopped down. The real trick to getting this zoom to do the shots that you want it to, is with either stabilization (meaning tripod, monopod, etc.) or lighting (if your subject is well lit, you are good to go).

Truth is, I don’t often shoot at the long end of this range, so I don’t wind up using this lens all that often. But, its reach has got me out of some jams, and it is the perfect walking around lens for the zoo and such. Plus, the fact that it is all plastic means that it is super lightweight, and really, for under $200, it truly has no true peers.

All pics Nikon D300 with Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G Lens.

More photos and stats after the jump–>

Top view, with hood, at 70mm:

Top view, with hood, at 135mm:

Top view, with hood, at 300mm:

Full Name: Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Nikkor
Max/Min. Aperture: 4-5.6/22
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Lens Configuration: 13 Elements in 9 Groups
Filter Size: 62mm
Magnification Ratio: 1:4
Focuses Beyond: 4.9′

3/4 Frontal View, with hood in storage position, at 70mm:

Top view, without hood:

Pics done with this lens:

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