Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens

Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens

Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens

B&H # NI7030045AFS MFR # 2161
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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to 32
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Nikon VR II Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Override
  • Filter Diameter: 67mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Overview

  • 1Description

The AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens from Nikon is a versatile, lightweight telephoto zoom lens that has been designed to meet the demands of both digital and 35mm format SLR users. It offers a 4.3x zoom with a focal length range of 70-300mm and a 35mm equivalency of 105-450mm when used on DX-format DSLRs. With two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and Super Integrated Lens Coating to minimize ghosting and flare, the optical performance of this wide-ranging telephoto zoom is up to the task of wildlife, travel, well-lit sports and general photography applications.

Incorporating Nikon's second-generation Vibration Reduction (VR II) system enables flexible hand-held shooting by stabilizing the image to compensate for the blur caused by camera shake. This provides the equivalence of 2.5 shutter speed stops to help in capturing sharper images in low light or at extended zoom lengths. The Silent Wave Motor and Internal Focusing system provide fast and quiet auto focusing action, and the nine-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend smoothly to produce natural-looking, harmonious backgrounds.

Versatile Telephoto Zoom
A lightweight telephoto zoom for FX format DSLRs provides extensive reach to magnify distance subjects. When used on a DX-format DSLR, its 35mm focal length equivalence is 105-450mm.
Silent Wave Motor
The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables quiet auto focusing with quick and convenient switching between auto focus and manual operation.
Internal Focusing
The Internal Focusing (IF) design for a fixed lens length and non-rotating front element allows the use of circular polarizing filters and lens-mounted flash accessories.
Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 2.5 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible for sharper still images and video capture.
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
Two ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range while ensuring high resolution and contrast.
Super Integrated Lens Coating
Nikon's proprietary lens coating improves light transmission, reducing ghosting and flare.
Rounded Diaphragm
9-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend together smoothly for natural-looking backgrounds.
In the Box
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens
  • 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-36 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-1022 Flexible Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    • 1Description

    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Specs

    Performance
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Angle of View 34 20' to 8 10'
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' / 1.5 m
    Maximum Magnification 0.25x
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Physical
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.1 x 5.6" / 7.87 x 14.22 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 5.0 x 5.0"

    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Reviews

    AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1026.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it it's one of the best lenses on market
    Date published: 2017-09-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lens for the money Not bad for a relatively inexpensive lens. It was forward focusing a bit, so I had slightly blurry images. The Nikon D750 has an auto focus tuning routine in the menu, which seemed to take care of it.
    Date published: 2017-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Try it you will like it. I haven't had a long time with this lenses, but it seems for the money I am going to be very happy.
    Date published: 2017-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens I have used this lens for everything from sporting events to the solar eclipse. Put the right filter on and your photos cone out amazing.
    Date published: 2017-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for the backyard photographer! Great amateur telephoto lens. It's exactly what I wanted!
    Date published: 2017-08-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this lense again and would so another time, too! This is my go to lens for standard to telephoto photos. It is lightweight, good speed, and takes sharp photos. For its price and weight, it cannot be beat.
    Date published: 2017-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great zoom Great tack sharp lens that's light weight and 100mm longer reach then the usual 70-200mm variety. This lens is easy to pack in my bag and carry around on long trips. This lens is more of a daylight use due to the minimum f/4.5 stop, but the price cannot be beat unless you must have a zoom with a minimum f/2.5 stop. Therefore, you will not be sorry to add this lens as part of your camera equipment.
    Date published: 2017-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this lens! It has exceeded my expectations! I needed a telephoto lens to photograph swimmers. I found the sharpness and speed of focus excellent. It is relatively compact for the reach and gives a great boquet for portraits and close-ups. For the price a really sweet lens.
    Date published: 2017-06-28
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    question

    This lens Works autofocus in d3200 or manually only???
    Asked by: Mario V.
    I have a D5300 and works fine.
    Answered by: DIOGO QUINTINO R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Does it work with a D3200?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, it fits any Nikon digital SLR. I have the D3200, D90 and D7000 and the lens fits all.Sam
    Answered by: SAM B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Hello is this compatible with nikonD5200
    Asked by: Tanmeet S.
    Yes, the Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens is fully compatible for use on the Nikon D5200 DSLR camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this work on the D5300?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, this lens is compatible with the Nikon D5300.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Does this lens work on a D 3300 - also what telephoto lens would you recommend for this camera if not this onw
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Nikon AF-S VR Zoom 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is fully compatible with the Nikon D3300.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    what is the difference between VR and VR2? and how to spot the difference?
    Asked by: Mostafa A.
    The Nikon VR II offers an increase of stabilization up to 4 stops compared to the original VR which stabilized only up to 3 stops. Most of the current Nikon lenses with VR have the newest version of this feature.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    I have a read up on this lens versus the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD and it seems that the consensus is that the Tamron shoots sharper images at the longer end and is also quieter. Can anyone contribute their knowledge to the comparison of these two lenses?
    Asked by: Leslie W.
    The degree of sharpness and performance will depend on the camera you plan to use this lens with. You can do an in-depth, side by side comparison of these lenses on your camera at <a href= http://www.dxomark.com target= _blank >www.dxomark.com.</a>
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    what is the difference between active and normal on the lens
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Active vs. normal is a reference to the Vibration Reduction feature of the Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens. Active mode effectively compensates image blur caused when shooting from a moving vehicle, or some other unstable position, providing stable viewfinder images and blur-corrected captured images, whereas normal VR is more suitable for general use and camera shake.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Q&A

    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Accessories

    Designed For Use With:

    • NIKO65 D800E
    • Nikon D3
    • Nikon D300
    • Nikon D3000
    • Nikon D300s
    • Nikon D3100
    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3S
    • Nikon D3x
    • Nikon D4
    • Nikon D40
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5000
    • Nikon D5100
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D60
    • Nikon D600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D700
    • Nikon D7000
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D80
    • Nikon D800
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D90
    • Nikon F100
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