Is this vignetting something that I have to live with? Is it the lens or the camera? 1/1250, f5.6 iso 400 at 300 mm.I was trying to get a nice clean blue sky for future backgrounds. I would understand if there was gradation at the horizon or top or bottom of the photo. but this is really just in the corners.
I don't know this lens's peculiar properties, but I'm hardly surprised. Generally speaking this is a property of the lens design, and most lenses have it to some degree or another. I do my post processing in Lightroom, and I normally invoke lens correction as a part of the import process, so I basically never see most vignetting.
HOWEVER... your sample is very concerning, because it is very uneven - the upper right is falling off far more than the lower left, and even the lower right seems a bit darker than the upper left. This makes me VERY suspicious of a decentered element or some other malady. And this isn't subtle, it's pretty severe. I would definitely discuss this with your retailer, or potentially with Nikon.
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>no filters. If you give me instructions for a better save, I >can reload. This is saved at 72 dpi. I'm not concerned about >the step structure just the corners. Thanks for looking. Try the Flickr. It will loaded for you easy without any efforts from your side, directly from the original, with max quality possible. In my experience, at least. Dimitri.
Vignetting is generally at its worst when the lens is wide open. f5.6 is wide open for that lens. Try reshooting with a smaller aperture of say f8 or f11. Also, for purposes of your even blue background, you could try a different lens that has less severe vignetting.
Given the extreme zoom range of the 28-300 it is likely to have some compromises. My 24-120VR also exhibits an annoying degree of vignetting when wide open The vignetting can be corrected by software, either in Lightroom or Capture NX2.