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AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR (5.5x)


Super-telephoto 5.5x zoom lens with Vibration Reduction

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  • VR
  • SWM
  • ED
  • A-M
  • HRI

Key Features

  • Super-telephoto 5.5x zoom lens covering 55-300mm focal range (angle of view is equivalent to a focal length of 82.5 to 450mm in FX/35mm format)
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to 3.0 stops* slower than would otherwise be possible
    • *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.
  • Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration for superior picture quality
  • High Refractive Index (HRI) lens achieves high specifications and optical performance


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
17 elements in 11 groups (with two ED glass elements and one HRI lens element)
Angle of view
28°50’ - 5°20’
Minimum focus distance
1.4 m/4.59 ft.(throughout the entire zoom range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)
Approximately 76.5 x 123 mm/3.0 x 4.8 in.
Approximately 530 g/18.7 oz.
Supplied accessories
58mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-58, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-57, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1020

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