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Subject : The Nikkor 18-300 lens
Nikon announced this versatile lens on June 14, 2012:

http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2196/AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-18-300mm-f%252F3.5-5.6G-ED-VR.html

My pre-ordered lens is being delivered today, Jun 29th. This thread will contain my experience with this lens.


Posted on June, 29 2012 11:05:57 PM


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AF-S DX NIKKOR
18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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Posted on June, 29 2012 11:10:12 PM

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This is the first time I have ordered a lens without testing it out first. I hope it lives up to its billing, otherwise I may have made an expensive mistake!

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Posted on June, 29 2012 11:12:23 PM

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I picked up the newly released lens this afternoon:


Nikkor 18-300 VR lens-3560 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

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Posted on June, 30 2012 12:03:31 AM

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The rather long formal name on the box:

AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR


Nikkor 18-300 VR lens-3561 by vcheng552000, on Flickr



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Posted on June, 30 2012 12:05:04 AM

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The box contains the lens, hood, pouch, user manual and warranty booklet:


Nikkor 18-300 VR lens-3562 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

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Posted on June, 30 2012 12:05:52 AM

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The standard 18-105 kit lens on the left and the 18-300 on the right:


Nikkor 18-300 VR lens-3563 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

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Posted on June, 30 2012 12:06:38 AM

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18-105 (left), 18-300 (middle) and 70-300 (right):


Nikkor 18-300 VR lens-3564 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

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Posted on June, 30 2012 12:07:37 AM

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Fully extended, the new lens is longer than the 70-300:


Nikkor 18-300 VR lens-3565 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

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Posted on June, 30 2012 12:08:25 AM

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Mounted on a D7000 and ready for action:


Nikkor 18-300 VR lens-3566 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

I hope to be able to replace both the 18-105 and 70-300 lenses with this one as a general walkabout lens for my trusted workhorse D7K.

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Posted on June, 30 2012 12:09:54 AM

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Congrats Sir.
Please also share some test shots. The lens itself looks amazing! and the zoom is just.... woah!....huge!
The D7000 looks like a machine gun now! :P

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Posted on June, 30 2012 12:21:28 AM

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