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Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Lens

BH #NI7030045VR • MFR #20062
Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 105-450mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-6.3 to f/32
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
An evolution of the tested DX telephoto zoom, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR from Nikon is a 105-450mm-equivalent lens featuring an updated focusing mechanism along with a compact form factor. One extra-low dispersion element is used in the optical design to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain image clarity. A Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to minimize reflections and flare for greater contrast. Suiting both photo and video applications, the AF-P designation indicates the use of a pulse stepping motor that offers notably quiet, fast, and precise autofocus performance. Additionally, Vibration Reduction image stabilization compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.
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Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED V... Overview

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An evolution of the tested DX telephoto zoom, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR from Nikon is a 105-450mm-equivalent lens featuring an updated focusing mechanism along with a compact form factor. One extra-low dispersion element is used in the optical design to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain image clarity. A Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to minimize reflections and flare for greater contrast. Suiting both photo and video applications, the AF-P designation indicates the use of a pulse stepping motor that offers notably quiet, fast, and precise autofocus performance. Additionally, Vibration Reduction image stabilization compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.

Telephoto zoom is designed for DX-format Nikon F-mount cameras and provides a 105-450mm equivalent focal length.
One extra-low dispersion element greatly reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
AF-P pulse motor uses stepping motors to deliver impressively smooth, quiet, and fast autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications.
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by four stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Autofocus and VR switches have been removed from the lens design for a sleek profile; these operations are now accessible in compatible cameras' menu systems.
Compatible Cameras
  • Full Compatibility: D500, D7500, D5600, D5500, D3500, D3400, D850 (in DX mode), and Z-series mirrorless cameras with FTZ adapter
  • Compatible with Limited Functions: D7200, D7100, D5300, D5200, and D3300; D810A, D810, D800E, D800, D750, D610, D600, D5, and Df in DX mode; and 1-series mirrorless cameras with FT1 adapter
  • Compatible cameras may require a firmware update for use
UPC: 018208200627

Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED V... Specs

Focal Length70 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 105 to 450mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View22° 50' to 5° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance3.61' / 1.1 m
Maximum Magnification0.22x
Optical Design14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.83 x 4.92" / 72 x 125 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6.97" / 177 mm
Weight14.64 oz / 415 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.335 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.55 x 4.7 x 4.55"

Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED V... Reviews

FANTASTIC, ULTRA-SHARP LENS AT A BARGAIN PRICE

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-08

Try as you may, you won't find a better lens in this range, at any price. Inexpensive, yes; mostly plastic housing, yes........but the glass is pure Nikon at it's best. Images are sharp, crisp, and display no traces of diffraction. The "P" series of lenses are all superb, and this one leads the parade. Buy one - you'll be glad you did!

Great lens, performs excellently

By Charlie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-16

This is a very solid telephoto lens. Coming from a much older 70-300mm lens, the vibration reduction in this lens really blew me away! Produces very sharp images with minimal blur, very helpful when tracking moving objects. The autofocus is also very fast and responsive.

Naturally, now I want more millimeters

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-15

This lens is delivering good results, but the only thing that's going to give me that next 200mm is a 500mm. For the money, though, it works beautifully. The AF is almost inaudible, and it is quite accurate within the limitations inherent in all AF lenses, but it's easy to override the AF if you need to do so. It's giving good results at both extremes of its range. Check compatibility before you buy. It works with my D3300 (with the latest firmware updates). Check Nikon for the definitive compatibility list. -Joseph

Fantastic!

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-11

We got this lens right before we went to the beach. We were able to get some amazing photos! My 14 year old loves photography and is learning more and more. She thoroughly enjoyed taking pictures with this lens and coming home to view and edit them. She said the pictures turned out even better than she thought!

Awesome and affordable lens!

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-06

I've only owned this lens for a short time but I'm more than impressed with the quality, smoothness of zoom, tack sharpness and etc. I'm using this lens on Nikon D3300 and D7200's - both with old firmware, and have had virtually no issues with some of the problems stated in some Nikon forums. I would recommend this lens for anyone wanting to expand their photographic capabilities without breaking the bank. Of the more than 300 images I have taken so far, I've attached two of the backyard flower photos shot, handheld, at 300mm (full zoom extension).

Worth every penny!!!!!

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-27

Light and easy to use. DX works fine. Long time Nikon man. My 7500 eats this lens like Kamila Gorilla eats Mexican food, Where is that dam border anyways?????????

Excellent lens

By Yuliy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-30

Excellent lens for hiking and skiing photo for amateurs. I have much heavier and more fast lens, but this one is not replaceable if you want to combine hiking, skiing and shooting photo.

Don't let the price fool you

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-24

This lens is a gem for the price. It is tack sharp end to end. It is by no means a pro type lens in the area of build quality but it isn't by any means a piece of junk. It's just that it's made of top grade plastic. I just love this lens and picture quality is absolutely top notch.

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Is this lens compatible with D3300?

Is this lens compatible with D3300?
Asked by: F
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-13

question

what is the compatible lens hood for this model?
Asked by: Emad M.
The Nikon AF-P 70-300mm lens uses the Nikon HB-77 lens hood. Unfortunately, the lens hood is not currently available.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Using this lens with D7500, can I change AF to MF ...

Using this lens with D7500, can I change AF to MF by using the focus ring?
Asked by: Fernando
Yes you can! It's autofocus with manual over ride!
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-03-14

compatible with nikon z7 if i may also use ftz ...

compatible with nikon z7 if i may also use ftz Adapter?
Asked by: Priyanshu
You can use this lens with the Z camera using the ftz adaper and is maintains full auto functionaliy.
Answered by: Michele
Date published: 2019-05-30

Can this be used on Nikon z50

Can this be used on Nikon z50
Asked by: Raymond
Yes, this can be used with the Z50 as long as you have this FTZ mount adapter. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431716-REG/nikon_4185_ftz_mount_adapter.html?sts=pi&pim=Y
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-12-21

question

Is new firmware needed for the D7200 to use the new 70-300 F4.5-6.3G ED VR lens <since controls are in the camera>?
Asked by: Norman
Been using it on a D7200 with no problem. But recommend always updating to the latest firmware.
Answered by: Yvette S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is this lens compatible with Nikon D3300?

Is this lens compatible with Nikon D3300?
Asked by: F
This lens is specifically mentioned in Nikon literature as being compatible with the D3300 (but not in earlier versions of this camera), as long as the firmware is up to date. I updated my firmware last night, the lens arrived today (11/1/2021), and it works in all functions. I have not gone out taking bird pix yet, but it auto focuses very well on static shots. --Joseph
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2022-05-31

question

With no switch on the lens,how will this work on a tripod?,says you do the changes in the menu?
Asked by: Terry
I was referring to Vibration Reduction(VR),with no switch on the lens to turn off?
Answered by: Terry T.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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