Nikon AF NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED

Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1998-03-25

MSRP Price: $800

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: Nikkor 35mm Lenses Behind every lens is a history of Nikon quality and innovation that has consistently set new standards of excellence. Nikon s most remarkable innovation may be its consistent use of the Nikon F lens mount which makes your camera compatible with literally hundreds of Nikkor lenses. Even when you re using the most powerful Nikkor super-telephoto lens, your pictures will be clear and sharp, with exellent color rendition. That s because many Nikkor telephoto and super-telephoto lenses are made with ED glass, a Nikon innovation that virtually eliminates the color fringing common with regular lens glass in longer focal lengths. This lightweight, compact 4.3x telephoto zoom features Nikon s exclusive ED glass for correction of chromatic aberration. With a close-focusing distance of 5 , the 70-300 offers convenient macro capability with a reproduction ratio up to 1/3.9. The 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED is affordably priced within the range of almost every photographer

Nikon AF NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length70-300mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio4.3x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:3.9
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/4-f/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)35°
Optical Information
Lens Elements13
Lens Groups9
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.5m
Filter Information
Filter Size62mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions74 x 126mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED  Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikkor AF 70-300mm f4-5.6D ED  MTF Tele Nikkor AF 70-300mm f4-5.6D ED MTF Wide

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