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new high-performance 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor lens, featuring a new optical formula and Nikon Vibration Reduction (VRII) this new Zoom Nikkor is capable of producing images with clarity and contrast typically found in lenses costing much more. Comprising many of Nikon's most advanced features such as Nikon ExtraLow Dispersion (ED) glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and enhanced Vibration Reduction (VRII), internal focus (IF), as well as optics perfected for use with both Nikon DX format digital and 35mm filmSLR cameras, the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor is sure to appeal to a broad spectrum of Nikon photographers.

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The Nikon 70-300mm is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Macro photography, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 70-300mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 70-300mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 70-300mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Nikon 70-300mm Features

  • Nikon's exclusive VRII technology minimizes the effects of camera shake, allowing photographers to shoot hand-held at as many as 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise bepossible, assuring dramatically sharper images in challenging shooting conditions. Normal and Active VR modes are available.
  • Construction features 17 elements in 12 groups with two ED glass elements to minimize chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range while ensuring high resolution and contrast.
  • A nine-blade rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
  • The Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast and quiet autofocusing and smoothswitching between autofocus and manual operation. Two focus modes are available ? M/A and M.
  • The added compactness and constant lens length provided by an Internal Focus (IF) design means improved handling characteristics and the elimination of the rotation of the front lens element, facilitating the use of circular polarizing filters.
  • Picture angle is 34°20' - 8°10' with 35mm SLRs and 22°50' - 5°20' with Nikon DX format SLRs. (When used on a Nikon DX-format DSLR, the effective picture angle is similar to that of a 105-450mm lens on a 35mm film SLR.)

Nikon 70-300mm Specifications

Construction
12 Groups/ 17 Elements (1 ED)
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film / Nikon DX
Angle of view
34° 20'-8° 10'
F stop range
4.5-5.6
Closest Focusing Distance
4.9 ft.
Filter Size
67mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.1 x 5.6 in.
Weight
36.3 oz.
Mfr #
2161B
SKU
NK70300AFVRR

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4.4

(based on 749 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (387)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (290)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good inexpensive lens.

Good Lens, not enough experience with this lens @ the moment to write a detailed report. I will do that soon.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wish I bought a much higher mm

I'm new to this Lens, I'm still trying to get the best of it, if it could.

Reviewed by 749 customers

 
4.0

A Gift Delivers

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I purchased the lens as a gift. i had read the reviews, particularly the low-rated comments. So I checked out the lens before deciding to go ahead with the gift giving. the lens performed very well. The most demanding test was to shoot a graduation from the upper balcony in low light. This required the lens to be wide-open and very near 300 mm. That and other images were slightly soft but with no fringing or uneven lighting. My daughter-in-law likes the lens, particularly the telephoto range. Although its quality does not compete with my top-of-the-line zooms, it's less than 10% of their costs. Plus it is very light weight, yet sturdy.

 
4.0

Great Lens

By

Great Lens!!! my pictures have increase to 100% They super sharp. clean I'm just so happy I bought this lens.

 
4.0

Good product but...

By

Sport photography Light weight Would be better if it were 2.8 f stop but can't complain for the price

 
5.0

Excellent lens Fast focus

By

My wife and I both are nature and wildlife photographers, and I got this lens for my wife, and she told me that she tried it out and loved it. I got home and seen the results of her flowers she shot, and I tried her lens out to see how well it performed. Needless to say, I am going to get one for myself as soon as one comes available. Awesome lens.

 
5.0

Great General Sports Lens

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I spent 35 years as a Medical Photographer now do school candid's including sports.. This is a great lens for that purpose.. wish it was a 3.5f but we can't have everything with this great price.

(29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

At 300mm this lens is tack sharp

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Before I bought the lens I read the reviews and especially the negative ones. Several of the reviewers complained that the lens was "soft" or "fuzzy" when extended to 300mm. As a result I tested it by photographing my cat's name tag at a distance of 43ft #13.1m#. The smallest letters are an 1/8th of an inch #4cm# and they are tack sharp. For those that got bad pictures with this lens I have several questions. Have you received any training in the proper use of telephoto lens? There are basic rules for a lens of this type. A) Don't use a shutter less than the length of the lens. On a camera with a DX sensor this lens is the equivalent of a 500mm lens on a 35mm film or FX digital camera, which means you shouldn't use a shutter speed slower than 1/500th of a second. B) Try to shoot with an aperture of no less than an f11 to ensure enough depth of field. C) Don't attempt to hand hold it when extended to 300mm. Tripod mount or Monopod mount at a minimum. It would be nice if this lens had a tripod mount, but it doesn't so we make due. One more point. This is not a fast lens. It needs plenty of light. Increase your ISO and don't plan on getting any Sasquatch pictures on a moonless night without one huge flash. Bottom line, this is an excellent lens for the money, if you have some training and/or experience using a telephoto lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Reliable lens

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This is my go to lens for landscape and wildlfie photography. I have used it on a D7000 and now on my D-610 and the results are the same. clear, sharp images all the time.

 
1.0

Has a wide zoom range but picture quality is really poor.

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I have had this lens for a few years now and really it is the lens that sits in my bag and hope I don't have to use it. As I am low on funds it is the only one I got for zoom but dread using it. The picture quality no matter how hard I try is always soft and not sharp. It is like taking pictures with a camera phone. I am using it on a Nikon D700 full frame camera and it seems most other people reviewing this lens are using it on a DX that like it.

 
5.0

Portable and Sharp Telephoto Zoom

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This 70-300mm zoom lens is easy to travel with and is optically excellent and affordable. The image of the Parthenon below was taken with a Nikon D700 camera body from the roof top of an open air taverna. The camera settings were the following: a shutter speed of 1/40 of a second (on a small table top tripod), an aperture of 7.1, an ISO of 6400, a focal length of 195mm, Tungsten White Balance, and Matrix Metering.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Eagle eye

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I bought this telephoto lens for a trip to Alaska. The attached picture is of a wild Alaskan Bald Eagle flying over a small boat. We were in 15-20 mile per hour winds so I was perched on the side of the boat with an arm wrapped around a pole to keep from falling overboard. The picture was taken with my Nikon D7100 at fl 145 mm, 1/6400 sec, f 5.6, ISO 6400 in aperture mode. The only processing was the crop. The full picture captured the entire wingspan and body except the tip of one feather. Being able to see not only the eye but also the nostril, texture in the neck, defects and details in the tail feathers, and wrinkles in the talons impressed me. This was just one of over a hundred sharp pictures of wildlife. The 70-300 VR and a 20 mm f2.8 wide angle made a great combination for me on this trip.

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Darvi J  Will this lens work good on a D50?
TYLER W  Yes, it will. It has an auto focus motor built into the lens so there is no issue there either.
Darvi J  THANKS!!!
Ted B  Will this work - including autofocus - with a D40?
WILLIAM G  Ted I don't know about the D40. I use a D700 and it works fine including autofocus. Nikon's website might have a compatability section. Bill
Ted B  Thanks
Ted B  Will this work - including autofocus - with a D40?
WILLIAM G  Ted I don't know about the D40. I use a D700 and it works fine including autofocus. Nikon's website might have a compatability section. Bill
Ted B  Thanks
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