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Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens

BH #NI7030045AFP • MFR #20068
Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/40
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Integrated Coating
Offering reach and refined focusing performance, the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR from Nikon is a telephoto zoom covering a comfortable portrait-length to telephoto range. One extra-low dispersion element is featured in the optical design, which aids in reducing chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color fidelity. A Super Integrated Coating, too, helps to achieve accurate colors by controlling flare and ghosting when working in bright and backlit conditions. Noteworthy for this lens is the AF-P designation, which indicates the use of a pulse stepping motor that offers notably quiet, fast, and precise autofocus performance to benefit both stills and video applications. Additionally, Vibration Reduction image stabilization compensates for up to 4.5 stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.
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Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Overview

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Offering reach and refined focusing performance, the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR from Nikon is a telephoto zoom covering a comfortable portrait-length to telephoto range. One extra-low dispersion element is featured in the optical design, which aids in reducing chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color fidelity. A Super Integrated Coating, too, helps to achieve accurate colors by controlling flare and ghosting when working in bright and backlit conditions. Noteworthy for this lens is the AF-P designation, which indicates the use of a pulse stepping motor that offers notably quiet, fast, and precise autofocus performance to benefit both stills and video applications. Additionally, Vibration Reduction image stabilization compensates for up to 4.5 stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.

Telephoto zoom is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, however is also compatible with DX models where it will provide a 105-450mm equivalent focal length range.
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. Full-time manual focus override is also possible and an internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 4.5 stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Compatibility
The number of cameras compatible with this lens is limited. Even for compatible cameras, a firmware update may be required.

  • Fully Compatible Models: D7500, D5600, D3400, D500.
  • Fully Compatible Models (without Limitations) After Available Firmware Update: D5, D750, D610, D600, D5500, D5300, D3300, D4, D4S, D810, D810A, D800, D800E, Df, D7200, D7100. 
  • Limited Compatibility Regardless of Firmware Update: D3, D3X, D3S, D700, D300, D300S, D7000, D5200.
  • Incompatible Models: D2 series, D1 series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70 series, D60, D50, D40 series, D5100, D5000, D3200, D3100, D3000, film SLR cameras.
UPC: 018208200689

Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4.5 to 5.6
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/32 to 40
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
34° 20' to 8° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance
3.94' / 1.2 m
Maximum Magnification
0.25x
Optical Design
18 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.17 x 5.75" / 80.5 x 146 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
7.94" / 201.7 mm
Weight
1.5 lb / 680 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.44 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.5 x 5.1 x 5.1"

Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Reviews

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question

Is this lens fully compatible with thw new D850?
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens would be compatible with the D850, but with limited functionality.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-07-12

Will this lens work on the Nikon D3000

Will this lens work on the Nikon D3000
Asked by: Jamie
No, in order to retain autofocus the lens will only adapt to AF-S lens only.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-04-02

Is this lens compatible with Nikon D5100 camera?

Is this lens compatible with Nikon D5100 camera?
Asked by: Andres
Yes, it is a DX lens and works great on the D5100
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-10-14

Will this lens work on a D3300?

Will this lens work on a D3300?
Asked by: Andre
Yes, the Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens will work on the Nikon D3300 camera.
Answered by: Michelle F
Date published: 2024-02-12

Where is this lens made?

Where is this lens made?
Asked by: Jon
This lens is country of origin Thailand.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2021-05-31

The AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR is ...

The AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR is compatible w/ the DX format, correct? How does the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR compare to the AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lens that comes with the D3500 2 lens kit? Is it worth the upgrade? Primarily used for outdoor sports photography
Asked by: Eddie
I suggest you read Thom Hogan’s review of the lens. http://www.bythom.com/camera-lens-and-accessory/nikon-and-third-party-lens.html#.XTNwyy3Myl4 I have had the 70-300 4.5- 5.6 ED VR for a year now and yes it is worth the upgrade. At 300mm you are going to want that VR feature. The lens will work with both the FX and DX formats and I use it on both. Be sure your DX camera can support the AF-P lenses. Still, the D3500 with the two lenses is a bargain, just be sure you know what you will be giving up. Look at Thom Hogans review of these lenses.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-03-03

Differing opinions per full capability with D750. ...

Differing opinions per full capability with D750. What is the truth?
Asked by: Charles
The Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens is fully compatible (without limitations) with the Nikon D750 DSLR Camera after available firmware update.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-03-08

Will the auto focus work for my d300

Will the auto focus work for my d300
Asked by: Bryson
Yes, the Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens will auto focus on the Nikon D300 SLR Digital Camera. There is one caveat in that because these models reset focus when reverting from standby status (timer off), pre-focus shooting is not available.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-01-12
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