The Nikon 18-300mm lens is for DX format DSLRs and covers a 16.7x zoom range. It's an update to an older version of the lens, and it's lighter and more compact.
It's made from high quality plastics and a rubber gasket surrounds the lens mount, to help seal the camera from dust and moisture.
There is a silent wave motor to power autofocus, and the manual focusing action is smooth and well damped.
1/320 sec | f/6.3 | 200.0 mm | ISO 640
1/640 sec | f/8.0 | 28.0 mm | ISO 100
Focusing is performed internally, so the lens is ideal for use with graduated filters and polarisers. The lens allows you to shoot hand held at five stops slower than the rule of thumb, thanks to Nikon's Vibration Reduction system.
This lens will be great for wildlife photography because of its zoom, but is equally good for urban and architecture due to the 18mm focal length.
The 18-300mm sports great sharpness in the centre of the frame, has an effective Vibration Reduction system and is well built. We gave the lens 4 out of 5 stars in our review.
The lens is available for around £615. For more information, take a look at our in depth review.