Monday, October 18, 2010

Nikkor 55-300mm f3.5 - 5.6mm

After the last few days of using the excellent Nikkor 28-300mm lens, we picked up and put in some mileage on the 55-300mm DX kit lens that will be used in the likes of the D3100.

Let's start with the good stuff. On first impression, the lens is actually quite sharp and will suit many of the people that pick it up with their cameras.

Now, the bad. This is possibly the slowest focusing lens I have every used. This is the one of the first things you notice It can take 5 seconds to lock onto focus of an object.

We will have accurate tests and numbers on these later with some test pictures.

In the mean time, enjoy the twin kit lens option you will get with the D3100. If you're thinking about picking one up as a light weight long zoom, I'd probably save my money and pickup the 70-300 VR instead.