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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR DX Zoom Lens (Black)

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  • Focal length of 55-300mm

  • High-Refractive Index lens

  • SWM (Silent Wave Motor)

  • VR (Vibration Reduction)

  • ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) elements

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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR DX Zoom Lens (Black)

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$269.99

Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR DX Zoom Lens



Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR DX zoom lens is perfect for wildlife, sports and fast action photography with its fantastic, optimized for DX format, 55-300mm (equivalent to 82.5-450mm on a 35mm format) optical range. It has Nikon’s High-Refractive Index lens, ideal for super sharp and high contrast images in a small barrel length. VR (Vibration Reduction), ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) and SWM (Silent Wave Motor for smooth manual focusing override) completes the package.


AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR


Compact 5.5X DX-format telephoto zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element and ED glass is ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.


All-in-one zoom for superb super-telephoto shooting


This powerful zoom lens lets DX-format D-SLR users reach 300mm super-telephoto with clarity and sharpness, thanks to built-in VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization. In addition, the new High Refractive Index (HRI) lens—a first for the NIKKOR lineup—achieves clear, high-contrast images at every aperture and focal length yet contributes to making the lens body slim and compact. A practical, versatile lens, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is ideal for those who want a single lens that can handle just about any shooting opportunitiy.


A view from afar


Super-telephoto capability in a compact lens


The compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, with its High Refractive Index (HRI) lens element and 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements, lets you easily capture far off images, bringing all the action up close. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.5 stops of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.


Advanced performance


Nikon technology for stunning photos


The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR continues Nikon’s tradition of advancing imaging technology. In addition to VR II image stabilization, it features some of Nikon’s latest lens technologies: Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for precise, fast, ultra-quiet autofocus operation, Super Integrated Coating (SIC) for enhanced performance in low-light and minimizing ghosting and flare, Tripod Detection Mode for reducing vibrations during tripod shooting and more.


Nikon Vibration Reduction


Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.


*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.


Vibration Reduction


A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.


Silent Wave Motor


AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.


ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass


An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.


HRI


HRI stands for High Refractive Index Lens. With a refractive index of more than 2.0, one HRI lens can offer effects equivalent to those obtained with several normal glass elements and can compensate for both field curvature and spherical aberrations. Therefore, HRI lenses achieve great optical performance in an even more compact body.


A-M


A-M stands for Auto-Manual Mode. Thanks to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is realized in the same way as users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.


Mount Type

Nikon F-Bayonet


Focal Length Range

55-300mm


Zoom Ratio

5.5x


Maximum Aperture

f/4.5


Minimum Aperture

f/22


Format

DX


Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)

28°50'


Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)

5°20'


Maximum Reproduction Ratio

0.28x


Lens Elements

17


Lens Groups

11


High Refractive Index Elements

1


Compatible Format(s)

DX

FX in DX Crop Mode


VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

Yes


Diaphragm Blades

9


Distance Information

Yes


ED Glass Elements

2


Super Integrated Coating

Yes


Autofocus

Yes


AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)

Yes


Minimum Focus Distance

4.6 ft. (1.4m)


Focus Mode

Auto/Manual


Filter Size

58mm


Accepts Filter Type

Screw-on


Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

3.0 (76.5) x 4.8 in. ( x 123 mm)


Approx. Weight

18.7 oz. (580 g)



  • HB-57 Snap-on Type Lens Hood

  • LC-58 Snap-on Front Lens Cap

  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap

  • CL-1020 Soft Lens Case


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Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens
 
4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Improves picture quality (26)
  • Compact (18)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (6)

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (35)
  • Shooting indoors (15)
  • Close up filming (12)
  • Upgrade (10)
  • Everyday (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (17), Parent (14), Enthusiast (3), Photo enthusiast (3), Technically challenged (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31), Yes (10)

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5.0

[*]

By SniperC127

from Salt Lake City, Ut.

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Macro Photography
    • Traveling

    Comments about Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:

    Initally disappointed that the lens was [*], as Nikon produces most of the Nikon line in Thailand, but as usual, the specifications they require from their manufacturers doesn't deviate. Quality control will always be the hallmark of any Nikon product, no matter the point of origin.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Nikon 55-300 mm lens

    By Sharon

    from Rockville, Md

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      I will use this lens to document our family get-togethers, vacations, special occassions.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love this lens

      By Larry

      from Stokesdale, NC

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Traveling

      Comments about Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      I really like being able to focus on a subject and have the background blurred.

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      • No

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great lens for the price

      By Pete

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Little soft at 300mm

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      The lens works great for bird pictures, love the VR., also got a great picture of the full moon

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      • No

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      4.0

      Extra zOOm a Mother could love...

      By PeatMozz

      from Edwardsville, Illinois

      About Me Comfortable camera nut

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Extra range of shots
      • Improves Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Slight increase in weight

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:

      The extra 100mm focal length definitely adds and increases quality and range of shots. A friends Mother has tried this lense and loves it also. When lent to Her for evaluation my fear was of never getting it back!

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      • No

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Ritz sales/service sucks

      By Find somwhere else to purchase

      from Ijamsville, Md

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Never recieved product

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:

          Never recieved product only excusses from both Ritz and FedEx.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Super 300

          By TIN MAN 71

          from Garland, TX

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellend Hi Def
          • Improves Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:

            Excellent at 300mm
            VR Lens excellent at slower shutter speeds
            I see nothing about this lens I would change

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great.lens worth all I paid and more

            By Trace

            from Goodland KS

            About Me Photography student, Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

            • No complaints

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:

            Great performance,used during a photo shoot of a friend

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice lens

            By proud daddy

            from toledo, OH

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Close Up Filming
              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:

              Good zoom.Very easy to use. Takes great pictures in automatic mode.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good buy I am happy with the lens

              By none

              from Coto De Casa Ca

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Close Up Filming
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Nikon 55-300mm AF-S f/4.5-5.6G DX Nikkor ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:

                Lens works great, but I thought the 300 lens would bring objects a little closer

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                • Yes

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