One of the most common misconceptions about photography with DSLRs is the fact that one needs to upgrade their cameras to get better image quality. However, that’s far from truth. Of course, you can get more resolution and some additional features with a new camera, but that also means that you need to make a significant investment. Instead, what one should do is to utilise the biggest benefit offered by DSLRs – ability to use lenses with it. These lenses could give you much better quality depending upon what you’re looking for, be it close up shots or long shots for wildlife photography. We recently got a chance to check out Nikon’s AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300MM F/4.5-6.3G ED VR lens, which as the name suggests, offers you a longer range for capturing photos.
We used the telephoto lens with Nikon’s entry-level D3300 camera, and have to say that it certainly offers an impressive output. But before we take a peek at images, let’s check out its specifications. The lens comes in a stylish carry bag, and weighs just 415g. It has an aperture of f/4.5 to f/6.3, which means you can zoom in up to 4.3x to get much closer to your subject. The best part is that the lens comes with Vibration Reduction image stabilisation, which is really important. While clicking a picture, the mechanism tries to counter for all the shakes and vibrations to result in stable images. Thanks to phase detection and contrast detection autofocussing capabilities, it can lock the focus in a jiffy. Of course, like a normal lens, you can switch between automatic and manual focussing.
Using the lens is quite easy, as it can be easily inserted to the body of the DSLR you are using. Once done, you are ready to go. You can zoom in or zoom out quickly by simple rotation of the zoom ring.
Without wasting your time any further, let’s take a peek at the images taken with the NIKKOR 70-300MM lens.
So, who is the NIKKOR 70-300MM for? Well, as mentioned earlier, if you want to upgrade your images for capturing long shots, then this is a perfect choice. What we really commend about this lens is that it strikes a perfect balance between portraits telephoto shots – ensuring that you don’t need to change your lens often. And, the most interesting fact is that it won’t burn a hole in your pocket with its price tag of Rs 24,950.