Nikkor 70-300mm VR gallery, taken with Nikon D80
The following images were taken with the Nikkor 70-300mm VR lens using the Nikon D80 body. Unless otherwise stated, each image was recorded using the D80's Large Fine JPEG mode, with Auto White Balance, 3D Matrix metering and the Optimise
Image parameter set to the default Normal for sharpening, tone, colour, saturation
and hue; High ISO Noise Reduction was set to Normal. The individual file size, exposure
mode, shutter speed, aperture, ISO and lens details are listed for each image.
The crops are taken from the original files, reproduced at 100% and saved
in Adobe Photoshop CS2 as JPEGs with the Very High quality preset, while
the resized full images were made in Photoshop CS2 and saved with the High
quality preset. The three crops are typically taken from far left, central
and far right portions of each image.
Most of the samples below were taken at the same time as those for our Nikkor DX 55-200mm VR review, so check out our DX 55-200mm VR sample images page to directly compare how both lenses handled the same scenes.
|Landscape: 4.24MB, Program, 1/500, f8, ISO 200, 70-300mm at 170mm (equivalent
Building: 4.20MB, Program, 1/500, f5.6, ISO 100, 70-300mm at 70mm (equivalent
Portrait: 3.05MB, Aperture Priority, 1/500, f5.6, ISO 100, 70-300mm at 300mm (equivalent
Action: 4.39MB, Aperture Priority, 1/640, f8, ISO 200, 70-300mm at 300mm (equivalent
Macro: 2.96MB, Aperture Priority, 1/250, f16, ISO 100, 70-300mm at 300mm (equivalent
Wildlife: 3.17MB, Aperture Priority, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 200, 70-300mm at 300mm (equivalent
Wildlife: 3.31MB, Aperture Priority, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO 200, 70-300mm at 300mm (equivalent