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

BH #NI7030045GAF • MFR #1928
Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Simple yet versatile, the AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G from Nikon is a wide-reaching telephoto zoom well-suited for a variety of subjects ranging from portraits to wildlife. The 13 elements, 9 groups optical design features a Super Integrated Coating to suppress flare and ghosting in order to generate greater contrast and color accuracy when working harsh lighting and backlit conditions. The lens's autofocus system affords quick and precise control, and manual focus adjustment is also available. Additionally, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality to suit shallow depth of field techniques.
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Nikon AF NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Overview

Simple yet versatile, the AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G from Nikon is a wide-reaching telephoto zoom well-suited for a variety of subjects ranging from portraits to wildlife. The 13 elements, 9 groups optical design features a Super Integrated Coating to suppress flare and ghosting in order to generate greater contrast and color accuracy when working harsh lighting and backlit conditions. The lens's autofocus system affords quick and precise control, and manual focus adjustment is also available. Additionally, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality to suit shallow depth of field techniques.

Telephoto zoom is designed for FX-format F-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 105-450mm equivalent focal length.
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.
Autofocus system is compatible with select Nikon DSLRs that support D-type lenses, and offers quick and precise focusing performance.

Autofocus is not supported by DSLRs lacking an autofocus motor, such as the D3000-series, D5000-series, D40, D40X, and D60, where the lens may be used with manual focus only.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.

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

Focal Length
70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/32
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
34° 20' to 8° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance
4.92' / 1.5 m
Maximum Magnification
0.26x
Optical Design
13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus (with Nikon Cameras That Have an Autofocus Motor)
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.91 x 4.59" / 74 x 116.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
6.55" / 166.4 mm
Weight
14.99 oz / 425 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7 x 5 x 5"

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

Great beginner zoom lens

By Beau
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-01

For the price, this lens is a great first zoom lens for most applications. I personally use it to take pictures of wildlife. I plan to use this lens until I purchase a 600 mm lens for double the zoom. This is a great lens for capturing wildlife on hikes and when you can get somewhat close to nature

Replaced old 70-300mm lens

By Jerry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-25

Just received new Nikkor 70-300mm lens. I love it. Works well on my D-90 Nikon camera. I recommend it for outdoors photos and wild life captures.

Remarkable lens for the price

By Martin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-03

Yes, it's a plastic lens but the pics are quite good, I don't get into the technical stuff too much and comparing it to my 40yr old Nikkor glass it seems to hold it's own. Buy it!

Unsharp !

By Harald
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-22

Needs a lot of light, and is still very soft, even at it's best. Yes, it's a low prize, but not worth it. Get a better lens you won't regret it.

What is this

By Robb
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-21

Love it,works great.

Very inexpensive. Fun. Major flaws. Pretty good value.

By James
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-27

This is a cheap lens with a variable max aperture, more or less a kit lens. The zoom puts many subjects in range and opens possibilities if you just want to try out a mid-range zoom. But your pictures will be pretty much for your own pleasure. Chromatic aberration is terrible. I'm not a geek on this, just a photographer working his way up, but even for me the color flares are intolerable. Unusable for selling to clients. Focus is soft as well. The focus I expected--the lens costs less than a tenth of the cost of a fixed aperture 300mm more in the pro range. I could work around that by avoiding crops. But the color aberration is a deal killer. Pictures are useless with any crop. Build isn't so good either. The zoom is very rough. I use it--used it--only at 300mm, so that wasn't a factor, but it may be for you because you'll jar the camera as you zoom. The focus is fairly fast, a little noisy. All that said, at the price (I paid less than $100 for an open box), it's really quite a deal. You get a lot of fun for very little money. Check the major lens reviewers to get the specs and the down and dirty. Bottom line: if you want to have fun and see whether a 300mm is for you, this is a great lens. I actually recommend it highly. If you want to sell your pictures however, look up the line and open your wallet.

Perfect

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-13

It arrived in perfect condition. Sharp right out of the box-no adjustment necessary. Smooth, fast, autofocus. Working great for me.

Good economy lens

By Joseph A
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-29

I use this lens on both my 850 & 810 bodies & can tell you it's very good as long as there's ample light, I find it easier to use this lightweight gem than to carry the 80-200mm or the 28-300mm lenses. I will try to add photos so one can see for themselves.

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question

is this compatible to nikon d5300?
Asked by: Anonymous
Although this lens will fit and meter properly on the Nikon D5300, it will not autofocus. It does not have the autofocus motor necessary to achieve this. For an alternative that will autofocus on the D5300, please see B&H # NI7030045AFS, http://bhpho.to/Isgywd
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Well the auto focus work with a Nikon D-50?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon AF 70-300mm lens will autofocus on the Nikon D50. The D50 has a built-in motor for focus, so the lens does not need to have its own built-in motor in order for autofocus to be supported.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does the AutoFocus option work on a D40? Got this lens but most of my zoomed pictures are coming out blurry - even when I manually focus.
Asked by: Paige K.
A few questions must be asked to ascertain your blurry images. You mentioned 'zoomed pictures' but have not indicated how far you zoom out. Given the D40 has a 1.5x lens factor, this lens at 300mm indicated in actually become a 450mm lens. But at an aperture of F5.6, your shutter has to be at least 1/500 second in order to hold a reasonable sharp image.The lens itself is an incredible piece of glass, some say it is the 'poor man's version of the 70-200 F2.8G. I had this lens and its optical performance is quite close to its big cousin, about the only thing needed to add is the new Nano coating which I believe, Nikon will add it sometime in the future.Here is a way to check your focusing and camera holding technique, since D40 does not have liveview, you have to resort to focusing looking through your eyepiece. So you can do the following:1. Find an identical situation where your prior blurry pictures are produced.2. Without changing any ISO setting zoom out to its approximate values such as focal length, background brightness, etc.3. now, look through your eye piece by using your normal technique, (hand held, on tripod,etc) and see if the image in the lens oscillate even if you try your best attempt to hold it steady. Do not shoot any image at this stage, the point is for you to see what natural rhythm your own body is generating that is influencing the camera/lens/focal length combination.4. Now, take note of your shutter speed as indicated, if it shows anything less than 1/500 of a second, you stand a good chance for blurry picture.5. Now, if you use tripod but still getting blurry picture, this may be the culprit: the VR function on the lens (does your len have this function), if it is left on, it will generate its own vibration because it is seeking but find none. This little action had bedeviled many who use higher end equipment but not quite understand their function. Hope this is helpful
Answered by: ABRAHAM K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

will this lens AF work with D70's and N8008?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens is fully compatible with the D70/D70s models. With the N8008 camera the lens would only allow the camera to be used in P Program mode, S Shutter Preferred mode, and M Manual exposure mode.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Is this lens compatible with a d7000?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes this lenses is compatible with the D7000.
Answered by: Dan W.
Date published: 2018-11-24

Will this lens AF works for Nikon Z6 with FTZ ...

Will this lens AF works for Nikon Z6 with FTZ adapter ?
Asked by: Praveen
Yes, it will work with the FTZ adapter.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-03-19

Will it work on nikon d300?

Will it work on nikon d300?
Asked by: Gaetano
Yes, the Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens is compatible with the Nikon D300.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-03-18

question

Will this work with a D3100 body?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon AF 70-300mm will work on the Nikon D3100, however you will not have autofocus capability, as there is no built-in focus motor on this lens. The Nikon D3000 series of camera bodies don't have built-in autofocus motors, so the lenses being used on those cameras need to have their own motors, which would be the AF-S line of Nikon lenses. The AF-S version of the Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G lens can be found at the following link, should you desire autofocus capability: http://bhpho.to/Isgywd
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2019-11-29
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