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I have a Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 GED lens I use with a D5300 camera body. I bought this lens earlier this year. I didn't use use it for a while but recent usage results in image quality that is a bit fuzzy. I did some tests using my tripod with the same results. Some reviews of this lens I read suggest to expect fuzzy results. I can't believe Nikon would market a lens with fuzzy results. What course of action should I take to get the lens checked out. Thanks, Barry

Technician's Assistant: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Nikon D5300. Less than a year old

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?

Started immediately when I used the lens. Did tests with my tripod and got fuzzy results.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Camera and Video
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Camera and Video Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 10 months ago

Hi Barry,

Are you using a fast shutter speed? Are you taking pictures of a stationary or moving object?

You can test the lens on a different camera body, also using a tripod.

If you still get fuzzy results, the camera can be returned to Nikon for investigation:

https://www.nikonusa.com/en/service-and-support/service-and-repair.page

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