Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black) Imported

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For anyone seeking a high quality telephoto zoom lens for portraits and action photography at a very affordable price, the Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens is a great solution.

This very compact telephoto zoom lens is fully compatible with the Nikon N65 as well as Nikon's Professional D-series Digital SLR, 35mm Professional F5, F100, N80, N75 and Advanced Photo System Pronea cameras. Compact and lightweight, with a comfortable, well-balanced feel, the 4.3x zoom lens is ideal for candid shots, portraits, travel and sports photography.

A key design element considered that the newest Nikon SLR models have built-in aperture control (via the Command Dial), and therefore do not require that the lens have an aperture control ring. With this point in mind, the G lenses omit the aperture ring, resulting a lighter and more compact lens.

NOTE: G-type Nikkor lenses are fully compatible with the F5, F100, N80, N65, N60, N50, N4004-series, PRONEA 6i, PRONEA S, D100 and D-series (or any newer model, except D40/D40X & D60) cameras. They are not compatible with other Nikon cameras. For the F4, N90-series, N70, N8008-series and N6006 cameras, only programmed auto or shutter-priority auto exposure mode can be used.

Note! AF not supported by D40,D40X, D60, D3000 & D5000 cameras.

Compact and lightweight 4.3x zoom lens ideal for candids, portraits, travel and sports photography.
Nine-blade rounded diaphragm.
Lightweight 4.3X Telephoto zoom lens for SLR cameras that set aperture from command dial on camera body.
New G-design enables apertures to be selected from select Nikon AF SLR camera bodies.
D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure process.
Performance
Focal Length 70 - 300mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 34° - 8°
DX Picture Angle: 22° - 5°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' (1.5 m)
Magnification 0.26x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 13/9
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 4.6" (7.37 x 11.68 cm)
Weight 15 oz (425 g)
Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black)
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    NikonAF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 314 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (132)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (149)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (186)
    • Lightweight (183)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (114)
    • Consistent output (111)
    • Durable (94)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (54)
    • Poor in low light (52)
    • Blurry focus (21)
    • Weak casing (18)
    • Heavy (12)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (137)
    • Sports/action (136)
    • Landscape/scenery (127)
    • General purpose (43)
    • Weddings (43)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (96), Casual photographer (59), Semi-pro photographer (46), Enthusiast (38), Photography student (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (165), Yes (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing for Price

    This lens might only be a f/4-5.6 but still produces great bokeh. I run a D610 so AF works for me and works really well. I have test shot things moving in...Read complete review

    This lens might only be a f/4-5.6 but still produces great bokeh. I run a D610 so AF works for me and works really well. I have test shot things moving in the wind at 6fps and when it does make the shot its in focus. I am going to try to get up to the local high school to do some football shots with it.The only thing I have found to be the downside of this lens is it doesn't let a lot of light in. If you want a clean handheld shot at 300mm you are going to have to shoot least at least 100 shutter. So in order to get this, I have to shoot at high ISO unless its outside and sunny. Would highly recommend this lens for its price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It IS good value for the money...

    This is an excellent paperweight and I would definitely recommend it to my enemies...

    Jokes aside, this is a good lens for the money. I have used mine for photographing...Read complete review

    This is an excellent paperweight and I would definitely recommend it to my enemies...

    Jokes aside, this is a good lens for the money. I have used mine for photographing wildlife, birds, including birds in flight, surfers in action, the moon, flowers, street life, and even portraits with quite acceptable, at times good, results. I just don't think many of the shots I have made with this lens are great, and the blame for that does not always lie with the photographer.
    I have found both soft focus and chromatic aberration to be fairly constant problems with this lens. Shots just are not as sharp as I want them to be, and at times I can see the magenta/cyan edges of particularly backlit subjects without even enlarging the image.
    It performs acceptably in bright light, but as light drops off, so does image quality and it can take it a very long time to focus.
    Since sharpness is very important to me and I find I use the 300mm a lot, I will probably get a 300mm prime instead.
    However, for those who do not require great sharpness, or are on a very tight budget this is an excellent lens for the money. It is relatively lightweight, the zoom range is convenient, and in bright light the image quality is most often quite good.
    I might not recommend this lens to a friend without a warning about its limitations, but it is a good value for the money.

    Reviewed by 314 customers

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    5.0

    Great lens!!

    By Hani

    from Illinois, USA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • No AF
    • No VR

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

    Hi,

    It's an affordable lens. Even thought it doesn't come with the AF and VR capabilities it does shoot very sharp pictures when you use a tripod.

    I'm glad I've made this purchase.

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    • No

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    4.0

    very good lens

    By mAineAc

    from Bangor, ME

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

    • No Auto Focus For My Body

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

    I was a little disappointed at first. I thought AF meant my camera would have auto focus. I have a d3100 and need an af-s lens. I do have a light that lights when focused though and I can use this. It has been good so far and for the price it is an awesome piece of glass.

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    4.0

    Hot deal for a Nikon D7000

    By Moneyshot

    from Maryland

    Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

    Wanted to shoot some pics from oc airshow and read some reviews and took a chance. I shoot mostly portraits and use 35,50 and 18-105 lens. Didn't expect much but my results were on target with what others said. Little slow, great in sunlight, nice bokeh and soft from 260-300. Great lens for an extra lens.

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    5.0

    Liked product

    By Bob J

    from So. Plainfield, NJ

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

      This lens was exactly as i expected.
      Very good buy.
      I am extremely pleased.

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      5.0

      Excellent lens

      By Zack

      from Ventura, Ca

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

        Great for surf photography at 300mm. Manual focus is fast and smooth. Changing focal lengths is a little sticky but I have not had any problems with it.

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        5.0

        Great lens for very good price

        By mano

        from Raleigh NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

            Great lens with amazing zoom capability. Light weight...very good price .

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            5.0

            Economy lens

            By Ken

            from Chestertown, MD

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

            good lens to carry in car for general purpose photos

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            5.0

            works great

            By jeff

            from ohio

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography

              Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

              works great only manual focus on d5200.have taken some good shots of the moon with this lens

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              4.0

              Great lens for the price

              By Patrick

              from Allentown

              Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

              Amazing lens for the price works very well.

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              5.0

              Great Sports Lens

              By L&S

              from Kenutcky

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

              This is a great lens for shooting sports in daylight settings. does not have the wide ap to blur background but if careful when shooting can clean it up while shooting.

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              3.0

              Good but doesn't auto focus

              By fablus

              from Beaumont, TX

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

                  This lens does not auto focus when attached to Nikon D3200.But does work. Have only used once.

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                  5.0

                  Great bargain

                  By Just some dude

                  from Northern Virginia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

                        Although somewhat slow, this is a lightweight, versatile lens.

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                        5.0

                        GREAT PRICE GREAT QUALITY!!

                        By Rusty

                        from Toms River, NJ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Good picture quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

                          Didn't have the money to spend on a very high end lens but needed a lens so I could play with my new D610. I read the reviews and gave this a try. As always B&H shipping was fast and the product arrived without issues. I attached it to my camera and went out just in my backyard and started to mess around with it. I shot a few pics of birds and my my dog running around. The auto focus isn't the fastest but still worked very good. The picture quality was very good. The lens itself I thought wasn't to heavy and is easy to handle. Overall I am very pleased with it!

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                          4.0

                          Excelent Lens! Worth the buy!

                          By ErickSouto

                          from Belo Horizonte - Brasil

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Good cost
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Poor in Low Light

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

                          I´m a amateuer photograph in Brasil, and use the lens to fotograpf action in some sports event, the AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens by Nikon is very usefull and have a great picture with my D600 Nikon. If you will take pictures in a good lighting enviroment, use it with no fear!

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                          4.0

                          Great Lens for the Price

                          By Gunny

                          from USA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Inexpensive
                          • Nice Bokeh

                          Cons

                          • Slow Focus

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

                          I purchased this lens specifically for use on my Nikon N80. Sine I have not yet had the film processed, I cannot comment to that end, however I did slap it on my Nikon D7000 and I was pleasantly surprised. The AF responded better than I would have anticipated but still a bit slow as you would imagine. The images are clear and sharp with nice Bokeh.

                          Great overall piece of gear for not a lot of money.

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                          1.0

                          Not happpy

                          By Ed K.

                          from Laurel Run Pa

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable

                          Cons

                          • Blurry Focus
                          • Lens Creep

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

                          Very disappointed with this lens, the infinity setting is vague many blurred pictures.

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                          5.0

                          love my lens

                          By RJC

                          from sac ca

                          Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

                          it's the perfect portraite lens

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                          5.0

                          Overall Great Buy!

                          By twade

                          from Pennsylvania

                          Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

                          This has given me no problems whatsoever it does not autofocus with my camera but i have no problem getting a clear picture using manual focus, absolutely fantastic for the price i highly recommend this if your thinking about it

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                          5.0

                          AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (B

                          By Gary the new guy

                          from St. Louis, MO

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

                                Received the lens, it does everything it says. It is a manual focase but that's OK. It provdes a great picture and that is all you can ask. I have bought several other things in the last month and all come in a timely matter and preform very well. Will buy other things as the need comes about. Thanks for wonderful service.

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                                5.0

                                Great lens!

                                By pawprints

                                from Ohio

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens (Black):

                                  For us slightly cash strapped photographers, this lens is just the ticket!

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