Also Known As: Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Lens Type: Zoom Lens
Format: Full Frame / FX
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Release Date: 2008-07-29
MSRP Price: $589
Made in: Thailand
Infrared Rating: Good
Production Status: Discontinued
Lens Description: This high-power, high-performance 4.3x telephoto zoom with VR image stabilization lens allows better hand-held telephoto shooting ED glass.
Photography Life Review Summary: Despite being a consumer zoom level, the Nikon 70-300mm proved to be an excellent lens when it comes to performance, value and weight. Although it does have a few drawbacks such as focus speed and focus accuracy in low-light, inferior overall performance on full-frame bodies, visible distortion and reduced performance as you get closer to 300mm, it is still a great lens that can be used for sports, nature, portrait and wildlife photographers that have a tight budget or want to be able to travel light. Sharpness and contrast-wise, it definitely beats any other consumer telephoto lens in the 200-300mm range category. Read the full Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR Review by Photography Life.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR Specifications
|* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area|
|Lens Type||Zoom Lens|
|Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Format||Full Frame / FX|
|Compatible Format(s)||FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||0.25x|
|Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)||Yes|
|Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)||22°50'|
|Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)||22°50'|
|Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||34°20'|
|Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||8°10'|
|Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements||2|
|Super Integrated Coat (SIC)||Yes|
|Built-in Focus Motor||Yes|
|Silent Wave Motor (SWM)||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||4.9 ft. (1.5m)|
|Focus Mode Switch||Auto, Manual, Auto/Manual|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||No|
|Dimensions||(Approx.) 3.1x5.6 in. (Diameter x Length), 80x143.5mm (Diameter x Length)|
|Weight||(Approx.) 26.3 oz. (745g)|
|Available in Colors||Black|
|Supplied Accessories||LC-67 67mm snap-on front lens cap, LF-1 rear lens cap, HB-36 bayonet hood, CL-1022 flexible lens pouch|
I want another lens with a longer focal range. Do you think I should simply buy the 55-300mm, or is the 70-300mm worth paying a little bit more.
I recently bought this lens, tried it out with my Nikon D3300 for 4 days in sun, clouds, different settings and I could not get any sharp images. I was very surprised at these results considering all reviews I’d read and it being a Nikkor lens. I returned it.
This is a surprisingly good consumer lens for the price, particularly for stills. And now, with the D500 it is also much faster and better in low light.