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AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Ultra high-power (approx. 16.7x) zoom lens with VR and zoom lock

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  • VR
  • SWM
  • ED
  • AS
  • M/A
  • IF

Key Features

  • Ultra high-power approx. 16.7x zoom lens covering 18-300mm focal length
  • Maximum reproduction ratio of 1/3.2x — the highest class among high-power zoom lenses with DX format
  • Two focus modes are available — M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual focus)
  • Built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) provides the equivalent of a shutter speed 3.5 stops* faster
    • *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
  • Maximum aperture of f/5.6 is achieved at the telephoto end
  • Zoom lock prevents the lens from sliding during transportation


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
19 elements in 14 groups (with three ED glass and three aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view
76° - 5°20'
Minimum focus distance
300 mm focal length: 0.45 m/1.48 ft (from focal plane)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
Diameter x length
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approximately 83 x 120 mm/3.3 x 4.7 in.
Approximately 830 g/29.3 oz.
Supplied accessories
77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-58, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1120

MTF Chart


Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements