Nikon 18-300 f3.5-5.6G ED VR - Preview

Thursday, 14 June 2012 06:47

This new killer DX zoom from Nikon is sure to be a big hit

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  • Comment Link Ragnar Thorarensen Friday, 22 June 2012 14:51 posted by Ragnar Thorarensen

    Hi Matt.

    I just bought a Nikon d7000 plus the 18-105mm kit lens and the 55-300mm lens. Should I sell one of them or both and buy this 18-300mm instead?

    Ragnar

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  • Comment Link Ron Wednesday, 27 June 2012 09:43 posted by Ron

    @Ragnar: Lenses tend to have worse image quality as the amount of zoom increases. You should wait for some reviews, but I don't think the 18-300mm will have stellar image quality. It is also $1000 and weighs more than 800 grams. I think your current setup will have considerably higher image quality in a lighter package.

    Personally, I would replace the 18-105mm with a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 non-VC, or add the 35mm f/1.8. Heck, if you have $1000 to spend, get a second hand Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8.

    Do you need 300mm? If so, the 55-300mm is good value. I don't need that much reach, so I use the new 85mm f/1.8 on my D7000 instead.

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  • Comment Link The Internets Wednesday, 27 June 2012 23:21 posted by The Internets

    Yes, just buy it.

    Trust me, I know.

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  • Comment Link Gerrit Riemer Friday, 29 June 2012 17:13 posted by Gerrit Riemer

    Hello Matt,
    Love your reviews - living in Holland, though.
    I bought last monday Nikor 70-300. I can still change my mind and get the new 18-300, costing me more.
    I feel attrackted by it's size and not to need exchange lenses all the time.The money is not a real issue, I just want to get the lens that is good for me and stays with me for the next 15 years or so.
    What should you do?

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