Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

B&H # NI7030045 MFR # 3345
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Product Highlights

  • Nikon 1 Mount Lens/CX Format
  • 189-810mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to 16
  • One Super ED Glass Element
  • Nano Crystal Coating
  • Nikon VR Image Stabilization
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.3'
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens is a super telephoto zoom lens designed for CX-format Nikon 1 digital cameras. It provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 189-810mm for extreme telephoto reach when shooting distant subjects. This works with a variable aperture of f/4.5-5.6 and a minimum focus distance of 3.3'.

For optical quality this lens makes use of a Super Extra-low Dispersion glass element and a Nano Crystal Coating which help to eliminate common lens ailments and provide a sharp lens with excellent color rendering capabilities. The 70-300mm also features a Vibration Reduction image stabilization system that limits the effects of camera shake at longer shutter speeds and super telephoto focal lengths.

This lens has a thead for an optional tripod mount which is helpful for reducing the strain on the camera mount. Additionally, it can use 62mm threaded filters and includes a lens hood.

Super ED glass offers a low refractive index and low light dispersion while helping to reduce chromatic aberration, producing sharp images with good contrast
Nano Crystal Coating reduces the effects of lens flare and ghosting from stray light and helps create sharper images while maintaining contrast
Aperture range from f/4.5 to f/16
Angle of view from 13° to 3°
Lens construction of 16 elements in 10 groups
Uses 7 rounded diaphragm blades for smooth out-of-focus areas
Lens barrel retracts when not in use
In the Box
Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens
  • HB-N110 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • LC-N62 Front Lens Cap
  • LF-N1000 Rear Lens Cap for 1 Nikkor Lenses
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 specs

    Focal Length 70 - 300mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on CX Format Focal Length: 189 - 810 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon 1
    Format Compatibility Nikon CX
    Angle of View 13° - 3°
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.28' / 1 m
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar Optional
    Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.8 x 4.2" / 7.11 x 10.67 cm
    Weight 19.4 oz / 550 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.693 x 4.882 x 4.646"

    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 reviews

    1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vivia & Sharp !!! Last year I acquired Nikon 1V3 through B&H to replace old Nikon 1J1. Later on bought 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 & 6.7-13 mm F/3.5-5.6. Fallowed a few trips, felt like in need of good telephoto lens. After an unpleasant trial of less costly one I turned into this 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6. First noticed it isn't heavy and easy to operate. More surprisingly, the pictures were not only sharp and color to be so vivid with Carl Zeiss UV filter. Also enjoyable is the converting factor of 2.7 from 35 mm affect, gives you 189-810 mm equivalent pictures. I cannot ask for any better now. This lens is made in Japan with precision dexterity.
    Date published: 2015-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It lives up to all the hype. I resisted buying this lens as long as I could, but in the end I knew I had to have it. If you're looking at the 4.5 70mm end of it, then it might not be right for you - but if the 5.6 300mm (810) handholdable end strikes a chord, then you need to consider it. I think the VR is better in this lens than it was in my 70-200 2.8 II, it's that good. Sharpness wide open at all focal lengths is superb, and that's where I shoot it. I consider it to be a daylight lens, but under the right circumstances it will work in lower light, just not for anything moving. The construction is on a very high level, not as good as a pro FX super tele, but approaching a pro FX zoom. It's an excellent value.
    Date published: 2015-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great carry around super tele Although the best results from this lens are achieved with good light, with the VR I have found that even in low light I can get very good shots. Even at 3-4 stops below the recommended shutter speed, I get very good results. But what I really like about this lens and my Nikon V2 is that the combination is so light. When I go for a walk, I can toss it on my shoulder and I hardly know it's there. This allows me to capture photos that I normally wouldn't get. My DSLR and full sized tele-zoom usually only come out when I know there is a good shot. But I don't hesitate to grab the Nikon 1 70-300 mm and go.
    Date published: 2015-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 CX Lens I've been waiting for one of these since they were released. All I can say is that the product meets, or exceeds, my every expectation! This lens is utterly amazing, especially for the weight, but build quality does not seem to have been sacrificed for weight. I am fortunate to have 8 of Nikons CX lenses. They are all good but some, such as the 32mm and this one, are absolutely outstanding. I unreservedly recommend this lens! (I am primarily an FX shooter who is looking to reduce kit weight. I have D800E and D810 with 13 Nikon FX lenses and a bunch of other Nikon accessories.)
    Date published: 2014-10-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bird photographer's weapon Bought this to pair with a Nikon 1 V2 specifically for shooting birds in flight. The maximum reach is 810mm at F5.6 on a V2. This combo is much lighter and smaller than a DSLR and 500 or 600mm lens but with comparable results. Very sharp lens. Hard to justify the price until you look at some of the photos taken by Thomas Stirr with it. Smaller and lighter means you can handhold it instead of hauling a tripod or monopod around with a big telephoto lens. This is a very specific tool for the job, but a great performer.
    Date published: 2016-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and Sharp Terrific long telephoto (810mm equiv)! If you're getting older like I am and want to travel lighter but still have great reach, this is your lens. I have a D800/D700 outfit and the images are great, but the price is a heavy backpack. With this lens,V1 and V2 bodies, 6.7-13, 10-30, and 30-110 lenses, I have a complete outfit that fits in a small bag. The 70-300 seems to be exceptionally sharp in the images I've taken so far. The lens tripod mount is the only negative...too close to the bayonet mount and requiring a shoe that B&H and other dealers don't have. Go to @ for this.
    Date published: 2015-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's as good as the reviews say it is! I have a few camera systems but the only other long lens I use is with the Olympus EM1 and 75-300 lens (mk2) which optically gives 600mm (ffE) The Nikon CX75-300 is easily sharper than this lens which and I've never been disappointed with photo's from the CX lens - infact often amazed at the qualit and sharpness. Yes, it's expensive but I've never regretted spending the money although I only use it occasionally - its VERY VERY good! I get amazing sunrise and sunset photoos with it using back button focus and spot metering. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2015-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for birding I first bought a Nikon 1 V2 for digiscoping then I bought this lens. It is absolutely incredible. Even at full zoom with a steady hand you can consistently get sharp images. The camera with lens weighs very little. My daughter who is a professional photographer is amazed at my bird photos with this lens. I highly recommend it. Tried to upload some images but they timed out.
    Date published: 2016-10-04
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    Designed for use with:

    • NIKO86 1 J5
    • Nikon 1 AW1
    • Nikon 1 J5
    • Nikon 1 V3