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The Nikon 28-300 Lens
This is just a placeholder for my upcoming review. But in the meantime, people always ask, why did you buy it? Here are my quick answers:
- It is full frame, and not like the unfortunately cropped DX 18-200 lens
- I shoot so many daytime / sunrise / sunset landscapes — the range of this lens from 28-300 is amazing
- I really dislike changing lenses all the time. This should do everything that 2-4 of my old lenses used to do… and no need to swap all the time!
- This saves me space in my bag. This one lens now will replace my 28-70 and my 70-200. That’s pretty amazing!
- Some photo-snobs complain about the sharpness of the lens. I don’t see it so much. For example, look at my shot of San Francisco below… plenty sharp for me!
- Note this lens is particularly ideal for me because I shoot on a tripod a lot, which means I don’t care if the f-stop is not so great. Handheld is fine in the daytime, but at night, you’ll really need a tripod for a clean photo.
Interim Field Tests (pending the full review)
So far, the lens has been incredible. I use this plus my 14-24 quite a bit. It has been very solid, focused extremely fast, and the flexibility is incredible. In fact, it’s so flexible, I’m still getting used to it… I keep saying to myself, “I forgot I could zoom in so far!”
Nikon 28-300 Lens Photo Examples
Below are some sample photos from the lens… I’ll add more as time goes on!
Above: The Most Beautiful Road in the World (Queenstown to Glenorchy) — Shutter 1/30; f/5.6; 44mm; ISO 100
Above: A Peaceful Farm in Gibbston – Shutter 0.7s; f/5.6; 28mm; ISO 100
Above: Sheep on the way to Paradise, NZ — f/5.6; 70mm; ISO 100
The winter lake in the evening — f/4.8; 28mm; ISO 100
More Example Photos
To show you how much I like this lens and the range of the thing at the same time, here are two photos I grabbed while visiting the space shuttle. I’ll let you figure out which one was at 28mm and which one was at 300mm.
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