Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR II AF-S Lens

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An Extremely Accomplished
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm IF-ED VR II Lens The Nikon 70-300mm VR II is an extremely accomplished super telephoto zoom lens conceived to unite the requirements equally for DSLR and 35mm SLR photographers.

It provides a 4.3x zoom with a spread of 70-300mm (Nikon DX D-SLR equivalent 105-450mm ) and includes Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements that make certain of outstanding optical achievements.

This lens stabilizes an image equivalent to employing a shutter speed four stops faster compared to a conventional lens. it encompass Nikon's 2nd generation VRII (vibration reduction system) which permits adaptable hand-held shooting.

The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Internal Focusing (IF) makes certain of rapid and hushed focusing. The nine-blade diaphragm is rounded and allows elements that are out-of-focus (bokeh) to intermingle smoothly to create natural-looking, congruent backgrounds.

The casing is all plastic, hard to to Auto-Focus at 300mm focal range. the 1.5x crop factor (105-450mm equivalent) might make for more of a zoom lens than you need. The lens could be faster (F/4 would be nice). Updated 12/11/ 2010 ✓


• 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.

• DX - NIKKOR - Compact and lightweight Nikon DX lenses feature a lesser image circle and are specifically created and optimized for the Nikon D-series, digital SLR camera bodies. An ideal option for photographers and enthusiasts who require shooting of expansive landscapes with Nikon DX DSLR

• Two ED- (Extra-low Dispersion 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

• FX-format
The leading factor setting the Nikon FX apart from other sensors is the large size of the pixels, which allows for more light collection.

• 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. Nikon’s IF engineering allows that to happen. All internal optical travel is contained within the inside of the non-extension lens container.

• RD- Rounded Diaphragm
Soft-focus images of point light resources create accepted polygonal shapes that mirror the form of the cavity produced by the diaphragm blades.

• SWM- Silent Wave Motor
Nikon AF-S engineering is yet one more rationale why professional photographers like Nikon telephoto optical lenses

• VR II system
Provides the equivalent of employing a 4 stops faster shutter speed This second generation VR is known as VR II, that was engineered to provide an additional 1-stop improvement over the initial VR

Lens Includes

• Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR II Autofocus Lens
• Black 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap
• Nikon LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
• HB-36 Lens Hood
• CL-1022 Flexible Lens Pouch
• 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension)

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length70 – 300 mm  
Stabilization type Yes (VR II, 4 stops claimed)  
Camera mount Nikon F (FX)  
Angle of view 34° - 8° DX Picture Angle: 22° - 5°  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F4.5 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0 - F32.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Aperture annotations rounded blades  
Total Elements 17  
Number of Groups 12  
Coatings / special elements 2 ED glass elements  
Minimum focus distance 1.50 m (59.06")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.25 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Ring-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight745 g (1.64 lb)  
Lens diameter 80 mm (3.15")  
Overall length 144 mm (5.65")  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, metal mount  
Sealing No  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Power zoom No  
Zoom lock switch No  
Filter thread size 67 mm  
Filter annotations Does not rotate on focusing  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code HB-36  
Tripod collar included No


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