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AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (4.3x)

A High-performance telephoto zoom lens that combines Nikon's most advanced features and specifications with remarkable value.

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  • VR
  • SWM
  • ED
  • A/M
  • IF

Key Features

  • 4.3x, 70-300mm telephoto zoom (picture angle, when used with Nikon DX format digital SLRs is equivalent to a 105-450mm on a 35mm format SLR)
  • The VR minimizes camera shake by offering the equivalent of a shutter speed 2.5 stops* faster. Normal and Active modes are available
    • *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
  • Two ED glass elements
  • The SWM enables fast and quiet autofocusing, and smooth switching between autofocus and manual operation
  • Two focus modes are available — M/A and M
  • The IF design provides a constant lens length and eliminates rotation of the front lens element, facilitating the use of circular polarizing filters
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm opening

Specifications

Focal length
70-300mm
Maximum aperture
f/4.5-5.6
Minimum aperture
f/32-40
Lens construction
17 elements in 12 groups (two ED glass elements)
Picture angle
34°20’ - 8°10’ [22°50’ - 5°20’ with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Closest focusing distance
1.5m / 4.9 ft. (through the entire zoom range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/4
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
67mm
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)
Appproximately 80 x 143.5 mm/3.1 x 5.6 in.
Weight
Approximately 745 g/26.3 oz.
Supplied accessories
67mm Snap-on front lens cap LC-67, Rear lens cap LF-1, Bayonet hood HB-36, Flexible lens pouch CL-1022

MTF Chart

Wide
Tele

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

Lens Construction

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