Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens

Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens

Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to 32
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.9'
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 overview

  • 1Description

The AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens from Nikon is a great solution if you are looking for a versatile telephoto zoom for FX- or DX-format DSLRs that's easy to carry and compact enough to keep on your camera as you wander the streets or hillsides. Lightweight, comfortable and easy to use with a wide zoom ring, this lens is effective for portraiture and for magnifying distant subjects. On DX-format cameras, its 35mm focal length equivalence is 105-450mm.

Built-in aperture control enables simple auto exposure or manual setting from the camera body. Autofocus is quick and accurate on most Nikon cameras and a ring on the front of the barrel provides precise manual focus control. The minimum focus distance is 4.9' throughout the zoom range. Nikon's Super Integrated Lens Coating improves light transmission and reduces flare and ghosting for sharp, high contrast photos and video.

Autofocus is not supported by DSLRs lacking an autofocus motor, such as the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, and D5500 cameras, and the lens may be used with manual focus only. Be sure to check your camera's lens-compatibility information before selecting a new lens.

Compact and lightweight 4.3x zoom lens ideal for candids, portraits, travel and sports photography.
D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure process.
Super Integrated Lens Coating improves light transmission, reducing ghosting and flare.
Nine-blade rounded diaphragm helps to create pleasing out-of-focus highlights.
UPC: 018208019281
In the Box
Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens
  • 62mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-26 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 specs

    Focal Length 70 - 300mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 105 - 450 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 34° 20' - 8° 10'
    DX Picture Angle: 22° 50' - 5° 20'
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' (1.5 m)
    Magnification 0.26x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.85
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 4.6" (7.37 x 11.68 cm)
    Weight 15 oz (425 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 5.0 x 5.0"

    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 reviews

    AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 360.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for Price This lens might only be a f/4-5.6 but still produces great bokeh. I run a D610 so AF works for me and works really well. I have test shot things moving in the wind at 6fps and when it does make the shot its in focus. I am going to try to get up to the local high school to do some football shots with it.The only thing I have found to be the downside of this lens is it doesn't let a lot of light in. If you want a clean handheld shot at 300mm you are going to have to shoot least at least 100 shutter. So in order to get this, I have to shoot at high ISO unless its outside and sunny. Would highly recommend this lens for its price.
    Date published: 2013-11-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great value, Butttttt.......... This has a very decent zoom range. The lack of VR - vibration reduction - means that handheld at longer lengths is sub-optimal. A tripod is valuable, and with it, some great shots can be had. It amazes me that such a complex lens can be had for so little money; while not especially fast at f4.0 - 5.6, and not as well machined (meaning realy smooth and silky, zoming and focusing), the lens works as promised. If you want that long lens in your kit for only a few bucks, get it. The much more expensive VR lens would undoubtly do better in lower light on a handheld basis, but the choice is yours. For my occaisional use, this is fine.
    Date published: 2008-12-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad for the price I bought this lens to use with my Nikon film camera (N8008s) before moving onto DSLR(D90). It works fine with both film and digital cameras. Since it doesn't have VR feature, tripod is a must at longer focal lengths. I agree with other reviewers that it's not the sharpest lens but if you know the limitations, you can still get very good image. Also, focusing is tad slow and build quality is reflected in the price. It doesn't feel solid as the top flight Nikon lenses, but it costs a lot less. I was worried about the polycarbonate mount but it held up pretty well under moderate use. Lens low light capability is limited.
    Date published: 2009-10-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good zoom lens for the price; great for travel. Four (4) stars for what the cost to purchase this lens gets you: 1) Good range of focal lengths on one lens 2) Not meant to provide super high-quality sharpness and detail but IQ is surprisingly good for such an inexpensive lens 3) light weight! This and point #1 above are what interested me in this lens as one to take on trips. 4) AF seems reliable, sharp under daylight conditions. Not meant to be a high achiever under low-light conditions. I didn't have super high expectations from this lens, but I will say that it performs better than hoped/expected. Given this and the relatively small investment of cash, I would say BUY IT!
    Date published: 2016-02-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than Expected This Chinese-made lens turns out to be quite the bargain. It is not the solid metal build that you would normally expect from Nikon, but the plastic mounting doesn't seem detrimental; and the images are sharp. At 300mm and f/5.6 viewing aperture, I didn't expect it to autofocus with any precision, but it autofocuses great most of the time; when it doesn't, a second try generally brings the subject in sharp. It gives little distortion, and it's good to the edges of the FX (full) frame. It is light and compact (unless it's extended to the full 300mm magnification). A decent Nikon zoom lens at this price is a happy surprise.
    Date published: 2013-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great inexpensive lens! I recently upgraded to digital after years of scoffing and using film. I switched from a Canon film camera, to a Nikon D750. I typically prefer to shoot in low-light situations, and meter best I can to get lots of vibrant color. I wasn't sure what to expect since my favorite lens is f/1.4 - but I really love this. It's perfect for outdoor and indoor use, with or without flash. I've seen other comments on sharpness not as sharp at 300mm, but I honestly didn't find an issue with that. Captures clear, crisp pictures and detail, even at the larger focal length. It was a whim purchase for the price, and perfect for my re-immersion into photography.
    Date published: 2017-06-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inexpensive but focus is soft at 300mm This lens is cheap at a little over $100 new. I got it not so much for the zoom but to get 300mm at a low price. Pros - cheap. light. Useful as a knock-around lens. Cons - focus is soft at 300mm. Not Vibration Reduction means you cannot realistically use it for handheld photography unless you are in optimal conditions (stationary subject, bright outdoor lighting). Also, the AF motor is pretty loud. It may scare off birds or attract attention to you. Things to note - This is not an AF-S lens, therefore it will not work with Nikon's low-end D-SLRs (D40, D60, etc). Will work with the D50 which has an on-body AF motor.
    Date published: 2008-08-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Buy the VR version... it's worth it! I bought this lens after looking at other reviews online. Within a day I decided to exchange it for the VR version of this lens... it was well worth the extra cash. If you are planning on using this lens on a tripod on sunny days it is a decent lens but for lowlight situations or at the longest focal length it is extremely hard to avoid camera shake without the use of a tripod. I would not recommend this lens as I found it very limiting in it's use and I missed a lot of great shots. I received the VR version a day or two later and LOVE it, the picture quality is great!
    Date published: 2008-08-01
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