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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

Focal Length70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 40
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34° 20' to 8° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance3.94' / 1.2 m
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Optical Design18 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.17 x 5.75" / 80.5 x 146 mm
Length at Maximum Extension7.94" / 201.7 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 680 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.7 x 5.15 x 5.1"

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

nice, versatile

By George
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

good all-purpose lens, a little slow, good definition

Wonderful improvement

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-12

I bought the AF-S lens 10 years ago. This lens seems to operate much quicker and quieter than the old lens. I have noticed that the pictures appear to be sharper throughout the whole zoom range. Great match for my D780.

Excellent Lens

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-08

Excellent lens for wildlife photography with the D500 camera. Not too heavy to carry and has excellent range.

Fantastic Lens

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

As a general rule, I don't buy anything Keen Rockwell doesn't rate highly. A few years ago, I purchased this lens in a DX format and the photos were soft and disappointing. I tried again, buying this one in the FX format and could not be happier. The images are sharp, all through the different ranges, not only on my D850 but also my D500. This is my new "walking around" lens and unless I need a specialty lens for something, it stays mounted to my D850. Recently, I attended a family gathering and I loved the reach of this lens, singing out family members around the room, and the resulting images. I cannot recommend this lens enough and buying it from B&H was a pleasure. The shipping was free, fast, and the package well wrapped and protected. If you're reading this, you are already considering it. Take my advice and don't wait. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.

You get what you pay for.

By Michael
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-24

I bought this 70-300 for its ability to reach out a bit. But, for the cost I got what it cost. It is more of a toy than a Nikon lens. I do not expect to get the efficiency from it. The focusing is less then acceptable. Poor choice on my part. I will use the lens, but if it falls off a cliff, no great loss. Not really B & H's fault here.

Great improvement over previous version

By Harold
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-24

Image quality at 300mm much improved. All my test shots at f/5.6 were much better than the previous 70 - 300mm. Very pleased.

70 -300 Lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

Great lens works perfectly with my Nikon D-780.

Works pretty much as most positive reviews painted it

By Wilberforce
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-28

I'm new to photography. A few days to be precise. I've taken a couple online short photography courses and I decided to buy this lens to go with the Nikon D750. I'm loving the results so far.

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