Nikkor 18-300mm Lens Field Test Results

posted on 11th of august, 2012
>I purchased the new Nikkor 18-300 mm (f/3.5-5.6) lens today and ran it through a bunch of test in various condition and the results are in… this is a great lens for $1,000 (US)! It maintains excellent sharpness even with shots done fully extended at 300mm, there is practically no darkening around the corner/edges, very low noise, and sharpness on close subjects is spectacular. Drawbacks… slight chromatic aberration on high contrast edges that are near the sides of the photo when shooting with longer focal lengths at 250 to 300mm. But even the chromatic aberration is very slight and easily fixable.

I tested a Tamron 18-270mm today as well, at about half the price of the Nikkor 18-300, the Tamron 18-270 was a big disappointment. I won't make this a Tamron bashing article, because I absolutely love...

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Posted by Mike2focus on August 17, 2012
Comostellar, yes the Tamron 90mm is awesome. I don't use it for stock work much, but I should start thinking more about the macro/micro stock possibilities. I think I might have only 3 or 4 shots up for sale that I shot with that lens. Here's one of the shots. This little frog was only about an 1.5 inches (38mm) long. I've also used the lens for jewelery photography for a local jeweler. So it paid for itself already.

Posted by Cosmostellar on August 17, 2012
Thanks for the info......The Tamron 90mm Macro sounds great from what I that true!!!
Posted by Mike2focus on August 17, 2012
Thanks everyone for your comments! Mike

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