Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR

Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E VR AF-P

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2017-07-11

MSRP Price: $699.90

Made in: Thailand

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Nikon proudly presents an update to its versatile full-frame 70-300mm tele zoom with improvements to image quality, autofocus, speed, VR image stabilization and more. The lens strikes an outstanding balance between size, zoom power and Vibration Reduction, making it a great choice for handheld photos and videos of sports, action, concerts, weddings, wildlife and more. Whether you shoot an FX or DX camera, the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR frees you to shoot on-the-go from nearly any distance.

Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Specifications

Lens Specifications
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Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length70-300mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio4.3x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.25x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximum Aperturef/4.5-5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32-40
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)22°50'
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)5°20'
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)34°20'
Optical Information
Lens Elements18
Lens Groups14
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Nano Crystal CoatNo
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)No
Pulse Motor (AF-P)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance3.94 ft. (1.2 m)
Electronic DiaphragmYes
Filter Information
Filter Size67mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Dimensions3.2 in. (80.5 mm) x 5.7 in. (146 mm)
Weight24 oz. (680 g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesLC-67 Snap-on Front Lens Cap 67mm, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HB-82 Bayonet Lens Hood, CL-1022 Soft Lens Case

Lens Construction

Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR MTF Chart

Reader Interactions


  1. 1) Aziz Denli
    July 11, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Is it competable with TC 1.4.

    • 1.1) Alan Kearney
      July 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      The specs above say NO TC’s.

  2. 2) Steve Sanders
    September 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I just received my FX version to pair with my D500. I prefer the more robust FX to the much lighter DX model (call me crazy) because I wanted the on-lens switches and metal mount. Also, I may return to a full frame body again and wanted the full frame option. I bought a new DX non-VR version (came from a friends’ kit) a month ago and was amazed at the speed and sharpness of these new lenses. What’s interesting is that the D500/FX AF-P 70-300 (450mm equivalent) weighs a half pound less than the Fuji X-T2 paired with the XF 50-140/2.0 Tele (approx 420mm equivalent). And it’s shorter! I’ll be using it on a trip through Montreal, Quebec City and the St Lawrence river in a few weeks. The Dx 16-80 will complete the Nikon kit and the Fuji X-T2 with a 16mm 1.4mm prime will be my night -time walkabout.

  3. 3) Alan Kreyger
    November 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I am wondering how this new lens compares to the 70-200mm F4 as a travel landscape telephoto? Very few reviews of this new lens comparing it to others. I am considering it vs. the 70-200 on my D7500 with the expectation to also use it on a FX bodyin the future.

    • 3.1) Stefan Giese
      December 28, 2017 at 6:01 am

      Hey Alan,
      yes, that’s exactly the same idea as I have… Actually I do have a FX body (D750) but I think of the D7500 especially for travelling (much lighter :-)) So I am also considering the new AF-P 70-300 FX vs AF-S 70-200 f4 (maybe plus TC 1.4 III…). So if you or anyone can give a hint. how these two lenses compare as a landscape zoom – please let us know :-)


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