Nice review and video-tour (as always!) of a very interesting lens.
Just one question: when you talk about VR you mention it to help reduce shutter-speed 3-4 "times" (not "stops")!? 3-4 stops means 8-16 times
and that was what your review was saying...
In addition to your praise of the lens, let me add that the next longer alternative, the Nikon VR 80-400
mm, is a big step from the VR 70-300mm with respect to weight, size/bulk and price coupled (unfortunately) with an older VR and AF/MF-switch that in no way makes it attractive for the additional 100mm (from 300mm to 400mm) reach. See my review here
So the VR 70-300 seems to be the best tele-zoom this side of 2000$/€ (!) for the Nikon-system. And an ideal lens for the aspiring FX-photographer. A real bargain!
: Oh and btw Gordon, you still show macro-capabilities of the VR 18-200mm that must have existed only in your test-lens. This is a little unfair against the other lenses, as the 18-200mm that you can buy off the shelf today only has a fov of approx 9x6cm and is thus much worse than the other lenses in this comparison.
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