Superzoom lenses: how much extra reach will a few more mm give you?

Superzoom lens reach: 200mm

One of the common questions we often hear from readers here at Digital Camera World involves lenses – specifically superzoom lenses. And it always comes down to this: when looking to buy superzoom lenses, it can be tempting to pay a little bit more for a longer focal length. But how much extra reach do you really get by shelling out more money for a superzoom with 20 or more extra millimetres?

Nikon 18-300mm: testing the longest ever superzoom for street photography

Nikon 18-300mm superzoom lens test

It’s the longest superzoom lens ever, but what’s the brand new Nikon 18-300mm superzoom actually like to use? Our friends at N-Photo just got their hands on a sample have taken it out for an hour’s street photography to find out.

Nikon 18-300mm: a new standard for superzooms?

Nikon 18-300mm superzoom lens unveiled

Nikon has officially launched its brand new DX-format superzoom, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. It’s not just the longest-range Nikon superzoom to date, it’s the longest for any DSLR.

New Nikon Coolpix P510 offers 42x zoom

Nikon Coolpix P510 offers 42x optical zoom

The latest Nikon Coolpix camera, the Coolpix P510, features a 42x optical NIKKOR zoom lens that extends from 24mm wideangle to 1000mm.

New Tamron lens for Sony E mount

New superzoom lens for Sony E-mount cameras

New Tamron lens for Sony E mount announced: the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC

Choosing a lens

Choosing a lens

One of the main reasons for getting an SLR is the ability to change lenses. Here are the main points to consider when buying a new lens for your camera

Superzoom lenses group test

Superzoom lenses have been around for decades, but historically, these 28-200mm or 28-300mm beasts have been fraught with compromises.

Lens Review: Nikon 55-200mm F/4-5.6G AF-S VR DX IF-ED

Also, like the Canon, this Nikon lens lacks a focus distance scale. On this lens the manual focus ring looks almost like an afterthought tacked on to the front end of the lens.