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

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

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

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  • F-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/40
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Pulse Stepping Motor AF System
  • VR Image Stabilization
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 overview

  • 1Description

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.

This mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800 series, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300 series, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, and Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Compatible Cameras
  • Full Compatibility: D7500, D5600, D5500, D5300, D3400, D3300, D500, and later Nikon 500-, 7000-, D5000-, and D3000-series cameras.
  • Compatible with Limited Functions: D5, D850, D810/A, Df, D750, D7200, D7100, D5200, Nikon 1-series with FT1 adapter.
  • Compatible cameras may require a firmware update.
UPC: 018208200689

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 specs

Focal Length 70 - 300mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/32 - 40
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View 34° 20' - 8° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance 3.94' / 1.2 m
Magnification 0.25x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Optical Design 18 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 3.17 x 5.75" / 80.5 x 146 mm
Weight 1.50 lb / 680 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 5.3 x 5.3"

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 reviews

AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp, Fast Auto-Focus, Holds Up On The D850 I am impressed and a little surprised that this lens is as good as it is at this price point. Sharp and really good on the D850, the auto focus is fast and accurate. The VR is impressive. So far I have no regrets, and this is coming from someone who would never have purchased any of the previous versions of this lens. A little fall off in extreme corners (just a bit worse than the 70-200 f/4 but darn close) and a little dark viewing at 300mm but well-balanced and really sharp images. I recommend it for those who need a lighter weight, longer-reaching and more compact walk-around zoom than the 70-200. I'm a demanding pro and my standards are high.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy of consideration as an alternative to 70-200 f4 Traditionally, 70-300 lenses have been seen as more of a consumer lens rather than a professional lens, but with this release Nikon really have given us an excellent tool at a much lower price point, and weight, than you'd normally expect from a telephoto.� It is surprisingly sharp throughout the zoom range, and one of the areas that it really performs well is in the autofocus lock-on speed - very competitive with the professional-grade zooms. The main drawback that I can see is heavy vignetting, but this of course is easily corrected in post.� If you want a lighter weight telephoto, but don't want to compromise on sharpness, then I reckon this is a great alternative.� Used on a D850.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Surprisingly Good Lens! I recently traveled to Scotland and carried this 70-300 lens along with the 16-35 f/4 and 50mm f/1.8 lenses. I had purchased the 70-300 specifically for the trip and was anxious to see how it performed with the high resolution Nikon D810. Turns out, this little telephoto handled everything the unpredictable weather of Scotland threw at it with nary a blink. The autofocus and VR performed flawlessly and the photos were surprisingly sharp. This lens may not permanently replace the 70-200 f/2.8 in my bag but it has definitely won the spot as the go-to telephoto when weight is an issue.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lente muito boa Eu comprei esta lente pela versatilidade e leveza. Tudo � uma quest�o de linguagem de trabalho. Depois de ver pessoalmente o Sebasti�o Salgado usando uma 70-300mm f5.6, meu conceito mudou. Na �poca a Nikon n�o tinha esta lente. O Sabasti�o fotografa com Canon. Mais tarde, eu vi um excelente review desta lente num blog que eu escrevo - a� eu pensei que era essa a hora de trocar a minha �tima e velha 80-200mm f2.8 por esta lente. Uma lente de outra gera��o, com foco super r�pido e um �timo estabilizador de imagem. Qualidade �tica excelente e �timo valor. Dou 4 estrelas porque lente 5 estrelas � de outro patamar.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than I had hoped for I have only taken this out one time to shoot it vs my 300 mm f4 PF. Now I love the 300mm f4 (on a D-850) but I wanted a light weigh set of two lens for quick travel So with the 24-->85, and the 70 -->300 make a very nice pair. In shooting hummingbirds, the shoots from the two lens are very close, the zoom did much better than I had hoped for. The focus was very fast, even faster than the 300mm f4 . So far I give the lens a full 5 stars for the price, but I will still shoot the 300 mm f4. Please note this is for the f4-5.6E lens, Nikon has maybe 5 different 70-->300 lens, this lens is the best and does a very good job on the D-850.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for its purpose I pre-ordered from B&H and they shipped out as soon as the lens arrived; excellent service as always from them. This lens is just what I hoped for to add to my airline carry on bag for assignments when weight and carry on space is a premium. Field tested with subjects I typically shoot for my agents stock files. Fits in my shoulder bag with my other basics just fine. I found the image quality to be very good. Tested images were very sharp, very good contrast, and very good color. Vibration reduction is smooth and auto focus almost instantaneous. I hope everyone who purchases this lens receives a copy as good as mine seems to be. A word of caution. This lens has an excellent weather seal around the lens mount. When mounting the lens on a camera body its tight. When removing the lens the first time I thought I had a mechanical problem; I don't like to strong arm anything. Determined it was the lens seal. My advice, while depressing the lens release button on the body, grip the lens firmly, and gently apply a constant rotating motion until the lens begins to move. Rotate gently but firmly until the lens releases from the camera body. Good thing is this tells me the weather seal will work. Many thanks from Millard
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellant I found this to be a fine lens. Just what I needed and hoped for to add in my airline carry on travel bag. Did thorough test of typical subjects I shoot for stock files. My images had very good contrast and were very sharp and crisp. Color was excellent. A word of caution. The weather seal is very very good, but be careful when removing the lens from the camera body. It is very tight and snug. At first I thought something mechanical was prohibiting lens removal. Don't strong arm the lens when rotating off, gentle rotating off will do it. I took this as a good thing; the weather seal will work. I hope everyone who buys this lens to add to their equipment will get one as good as mine seems to be.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great lens for the price Very nice lens. Quite fast - especially in Sports mode - and mostly accurate. Out of 400+ photos I shot at a parade last weekend only 3 were mis-focused on a D850. Colors are pretty good, sharpness mostly good. The lens is light enough that it doesn't need a tripod or tripod collar. Balances quite well on a D850. Not in the same league as the SIGMA Art 120-300, but for the price, I can't argue. On the D850, distortion is corrected by the camera as to be unnoticeable. In summary, it's a perfectly functional alternative to the super-expensive NIKKOR 70-200mm.
Date published: 2018-05-17
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Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 accessories

Designed for use with:

  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D3400
  • Nikon D3500
  • Nikon D3x
  • Nikon D4s
  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D500
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nikon D5500
  • Nikon D5600
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon D7200
  • Nikon D750
  • Nikon D7500
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800E
  • Nikon D810
  • Nikon D810A
  • Nikon D850
  • Nikon D90
  • Nikon Df
  • Nikon F6
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