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

SKU: NK55300VRU MFR: 2197
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About the Nikon 55-300mm

Compact 5.5X DX-format telephoto zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element and ED glass is Ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more.

VR II image stabilization for handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and stable video capture.

The Nikon 55-300mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Macro photography, Sports/action, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 55-300mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast 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 5 Year USA Warranty (1 Year International + 4 Year USA Extension)

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Consistent output (25) , Easily interchangeable (25) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (23) , Lightweight (20) , Durable (18) , Strong construction (17) , Nice bokeh (10) , Rugged (10)
Poor in low light (7) , Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Wildlife photos (29) , Landscape/scenery (23) , Sports/action (21) , Weddings (10) , Macro photography (5) , Video (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (23) , Casual photographer (5) , Budget shopper (3) , Pro photographer (3) , Semi-pro photographer (3) , Midrange shopper (2) , Photography student (2) , Homeowner (1)

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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