Replaced by the Nikon 70-300 VRII
Replaced by the Nikon 70-300 VRII New high-performance 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor
lens offers 3 stops above the non-VR.
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Telephoto Zoom Lens Top Angle View
This 4.3x zoom is a great lens for outdoor
daylight candid and some
nature shots. It's also makes an excellent
portrait lens under studio lights in the 70-105 range. Due to the
slower aperture, it isn't terribly useful for indoor sport shots.
If you need a low light lens, this isn't it. If your primary objective is to take pictures in low light situation such as wedding and concerts, then get the 80-200mm f/2.8 or the 70-200mm
The makeup of the lens is virtually identical to that of the 18-200VR lens -- three switches for MA/M, VR on/off, and VR normal or active. Large outer ring for zoom, and smaller ring for focus.
Comprising many of Nikon's most advanced features such as Nikon Extra Low 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
AF-S Autofocus lens featuring a Silent wave,
coreless, integrated, focus motor (unwrapped in 1996). Basically an
updated AF-I Autofocus-Silent sporting a "Silent Wave Motor" (ultrasonic) to
focus near silently and fast.
Two ED- (Extra-low Dispersion Glass Elements)
a necessary element of the Nikon telephoto lens Nikon engineered Extra-low
Dispersion optical glass to facilitate the manufacture of lenses that provide
superior color correction and sharpness by diminishing chromatic aberrations
G - labeled after the f-number.
All the newer AF lenses, including AF-S and specifically G, are also D.
Nikon no longer makes an effort to mark the D.
G-lenses contains no aperture ring, therefore aperture may only be
electronically controlled by the camera and only autofocus camera bodies
featuring function dials have the capacity to control G lenses
IF- Internal Focusing
The ability to have a lens focus while it's size remains unchanged. Nikons
IF engineering allows that to happen. All internal optical travel is contained
within the inside of the non-extension lens container.
AF-S Nikon lenses include the exclusive Nikon M/A focus function, that permits
switching from auto to manual focus virtually without time lag - even while the
AF servo is in operation regardless of the AF mode in play.
RD- Rounded 9 Blade Diaphragm
Soft-focus images of point light resources create accepted polygonal shapes that
mirror the form of the cavity produced by the diaphragm blades.
SIC - Nikon Super Integrated Coating
Nikon uses an elite multilayer lens coating to augment the operation of its
lens elements which also helps diminish ghosting and flare to minute levels.
Nikon Super Integrated Coat also accomplishes several purposes,
SWM- Silent Wave Motor
Nikon AF-S engineering is yet one more rationale why professional
photographers like Nikon telephoto optical lenses.
VR - Vibration Reduction
Normal mode Employs a moving optical assembly to minimize the effects of
photographic camera shake. Active Mode which provide for shooting from a
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.)
Lens Case CL-1022
Lens Bayonet Hood HB-36
Supplied AccessoriesLC-67 67mm snap-on front lens cap
LF-1 rear lens cap
*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.