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Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Vibration Reduction Lens - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.

SKU: NK55300VRR MFR: 2197 B
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About the Nikon 55-300mm

This powerful zoom lens lets DX-format D-SLR users reach 300mm super-telephoto with clarity and sharpness, thanks to built-in VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization. In addition, the new High Refractive Index (HRI) lens a first for the NIKKOR lineup achieves clear, high-contrast images at every aperture and focal length yet contributes to making the lens body slim and compact. A practical, versatile lens, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is ideal for those who want a single lens that can handle just about any shooting opportunity.

All-in-one zoom for superb super-telephoto shooting
This powerful zoom lens lets DX-format D-SLR users reach 300mm super-telephoto with clarity and sharpness, thanks to built-in VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization. In addition, the new High Refractive Index (HRI) lens a first for the NIKKOR lineup achieves clear, high-contrast images at every aperture and focal length yet contributes to making the lens body slim and compact. A practical, versatile lens, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is ideal for those who want a single lens that can handle just about any shooting opportunitiy.

A view from afar
The compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, with its High Refractive Index (HRI) lens element and 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements, lets you easily capture far off images, bringing all the action up close. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.0 stops of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.

Advanced performance
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR continues Nikon's tradition of advancing imaging technology. In addition to VR II image stabilization, it features some of Nikon's latest lens technologies: Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for precise, fast, ultra-quiet autofocus operation, Super Integrated Coating (SIC) for enhanced performance in low-light and minimizing ghosting and flare, Tripod Detection Mode for reducing vibrations during tripod shooting and more.

The Nikon 55-300mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 55-300mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Photography student, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 55-300mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 55-300mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction.

Nikon 55-300mm Includes

  • HB-57 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • LC-58 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • CL- 1020 Ballistic Nylon Soft Lens Case
  • Nikon 90 Day Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easily interchangeable (90) , Consistent output (69) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (62) , Lightweight (49) , Durable (43) , Strong construction (42) , Nice bokeh (30) , Rugged (21)
Cons:
Heavy (26) , Slow focus (20) , Poor in low light (15)
Best Uses:
Wildlife photos (91) , Landscape/scenery (82) , Sports/action (64) , Weddings (29) , Macro photography (16) , Low light (12) , Night photography (5) , Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (56) , Casual photographer (44) , Semi-pro photographer (21) , Photography student (4)

Nikon 55-300mm Features

  • Compact DX-format zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element, ED glass and VR II image stabilization Expanded photo and video opportunities that's designed to bring the action closer to the photographer.
  • 5.5X Telephoto Zoom lens Ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. Angle of view equivalent to a focal length of 82.5 to 450mm in FX/35mm format D
  • Nikon VR II Image Stabilization Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
  • Tripod Detection Mode Reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod.
  • HRI (High Refractive Index) Lens Element HRI lens element is essential to keeping the lens compact while offering high contrast even at maximum aperture.
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements Effectively minimizes chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency andreduces flare.
  • Minimum focus distance to 4.6 feet at all focal lengths
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.

Nikon 55-300mm Specifications

Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Format Compatibility Nikon DX / Nikon FX in DX Crop Mode
F stop range 4.5 - 22
Angle of View (DX-format) Maximum 28°50' / Minimum 5° 20'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.28x
Construction 17 Groups / 11 Elements
High Refractive Index Elements 1
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9
Distance Information Yes
ED Glass (Elements) 2
Super Integrated Coating Yes
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 4.6 ft. (1.4m) throughout entire zoom range
Focus Mode Auto/Manual
Filter Size 58mm
Dimensions Diameter x Length Approx: 3.0x4.8 in. / 76.5 x 123mm
Weight Approx: 18.7 oz. (580g)
Lens Case CL-1020
Lens Hood HB-57
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