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

B&H # NI7030045GAF Mfr # 1928
You Pay: $129.00

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 305 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (126)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (146)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (181)
    • Lightweight (180)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (113)
    • Consistent output (108)
    • Durable (92)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (53)
    • Poor in low light (52)
    • Blurry focus (21)
    • Weak casing (18)
    • Heavy (11)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (132)
    • Wildlife photos (132)
    • Landscape/scenery (122)
    • General purpose (43)
    • Weddings (41)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (94), Casual photographer (56), Semi-pro photographer (45), Enthusiast (38), Semi-professional (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (160), 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.

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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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        • No

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        5.0

        Great bargain

        By Just some dude

        from Northern Virginia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          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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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Excellent for the money

                        By Joe

                        from Portland, Maine

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor in Low Light
                        • Slow Focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                        Focus is a bit slow, but unless you're shooting very high speed sports in low light it shouldn't affect much. The people that are complaining of the lack of autofocus, check your camera, some cameras (d90, d3000, d3200 etc) don't support autofocusing lenses. For the money it is excellent.

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                        4.0

                        Not a bad view for the Price.

                        By T

                        from Texas

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          Works very well. nice range. works well with d300 and 7000 nikon body. produces crisp clean image.

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                          4.0

                          Don't know what 'AF' means

                          By Amy

                          from Greenville, SC

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

                          I bought this for my husband as a Christmas gift thinking it was an auto-focus lens. It is not. The folks at B&H were great, though. No complaints, will order from them again.

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                          5.0

                          Wonderful lens for a beginner!

                          By Katie the Sports Enthusiast

                          from Chattanooga, TN

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action

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

                            I am a beginner photographer by hobby. I ordered this lens to take pictures of my daughter's basketball team and absolutely love it! It is manual focus, but easy to use! I get amazing shots and am not even a professional! I recommend this lens to anyone interested in taking their photography skills to another level!

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                            4.0

                            pretty Good for Price

                            By Jesse Martineau

                            from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                            • Slow Focus

                            Best Uses

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

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

                            For the price, wow, for the quality, well its pretty good, not awesome, but quite useable! Doesn't feel super pro, but that means its lightweight. Focus is a little slow. It vignettes a bit at zoom, but noting that a quick lens correction cant change.If it is about budget, like it is for me, then its worth the 120

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                            5.0

                            Amazing for Price

                            By TJ Photo

                            from Detroit, MI

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                            • Poor in Low Light

                            Best Uses

                            • Good all around lens

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

                            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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                            • No

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                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            not exceeding my expectations

                            By Emily

                            from Mansfield Texas

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                            • Poor in Low Light

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

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

                            The only thing I really do not like is that it doesn't autofocus. I have a Nikon D3200 and when I bought this lens, I knew it wouldn't work. However, I bought this to take pictures of other people, and it works great. I wish it was auto focus so I can use it on myself, which is primarily 85% of the pictures I take. So this means I have to downgrade again to the 200 mm that does auto focus and hope for the best. I did get it at a good price, I'm happy about that. So far I have not used it much due to me working all the time, but I will set aside a day to use it.

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                            3.0

                            great zoom range, af?

                            By jjkess

                            from orofino idaho

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Photography
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

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

                              I am enjoying the zoom quality of this lens. although when I receive the camera is when I found out the auto focus can only be used on certain camera types. Mine is not one of those type. I have to manually focus for different depths of pictures. This I am not particularly fond of specially when. A majority of the photos I take are action shots, this in turn makes it difficult to manually focus fast enough. Great lens just not for my camera.

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                              5.0

                              good service and product

                              By Larry

                              from The Midwest

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Wildlife Photos

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

                                The lens I purchased was exactly as advertised and exactly what I wanted. the service and website was exceptional.

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