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Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

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  • High-power 4.3x telephoto zoom lens approximates the picture angle performance of a 105-450mm lens on 35mm SLR
  • VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to four shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture
  • Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements deliver superior optical performance for both digital and 35mm photography, minimising chromatic aberrations, contributing to superb contrast and resolution performance
  • Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range
  • A Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast and quiet auto focusing, along with quick switching between auto focus and manual operation (M/A and M)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 8 x 8 cm ; 744 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Item model number: 2161
  • ASIN: B000HJPK2C
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 Feb. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Nikon 70300mm AFS VR f4556G IFED Lens JAA795DA Cameras Camera Accessories

Manufacturer's Description

This high-power, high-performance 4.3x telephoto zoom with VR image stabilization lens allows better hand-held telephoto shooting ED glass.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By BobX350 on 24 July 2011
Thought long and hard about buying the Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 but then read a very good article by Ken Rockwell on the 70-300 that I finally purchased. My main concern was the speed of the lens given I was looking for a lens I could use at sports events with my children and although still very apprehensive about the purchase I decided it was worth the gamble for a number of reasons, mainly:-
1. The 70-300 was an almost 50% price reduction relative to the 80-200, and if I didn't get on with the lens then second hand prices are very good and little to loose for a big saving...and Amazon saved £80 relative to Jessops on-line prices.
2. The extra 100mm at sports events might deliver the make or break difference in image size and reduce the need to blow up and loose image quality, and from that perspective I had probably under called the ability of the 80-200mm to give me what I wanted. The great news is that the image quality is very sharp and therefore still allows significant cropping on a bigger image...best of both worlds.
3. The quality of the materials and functionality are excellent, no one would feel short changed by the touch and feel of the lens, it is a quality Nikkor product with metal mount and operates smoothly with VR technology that definitely provides another dimension to working the lens down to light levels you might otherwise convince yourself infeasible.
4. Physical size and weight were a concern for me and as much as I was attracted to having something impressive attached to the front of my D7000 I was drawn to the practicality of a more compact product that I was likely to take with me at every opportunity, and that's proven to be the case. It's also light enough not to require support every time you get it out of your bag.
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145 of 147 people found the following review helpful By D. Palmer on 19 Jan. 2008
I have traded in my D version 70-300 for the new VR and so far I don't regret it. The optical quality is very good, probably slightly sharper and higher contrast than its predecessor. The VR capability is extraordinary. It becomes possible to take handheld telephoto shots that previously could only work on a tripod. For instance, today I shot waves breaking on rocks at 300mm (450mm equivalent) at 1/30 second, with amazingly sharp rocks and lots of water movement.

The build quality of this lens is similar to the 18-70mm DX Nikon, which it complements beautifully. The major differences with the older 70-300mm Nikon lens are in size and weight. It's much bulkier and about 40% heavier, which becomes very noticable with one of the lighter budget Nikon DSLRs. Also the zoom ring is much tighter; Nikon have possibly responded to earlier complaints about zoom creep on the old D lens (but have maybe slightly overcompensated).
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209 of 218 people found the following review helpful By I. B. Harvey on 19 Feb. 2007
After owning the G and DX 70 300 lenses I have found this one to be very slightly sharper. The fringing is less on this lens than the other two. The 70 - 300 G lens is incredible value and mine was just as good image quality as the DX version. The focusing on this VR version is faster and quieter than the previous versions. VR works great but noticed a strange anomaly with the VR. If you sit down or rest against any fixed object then this reduces the effectiveness of the VR system. Also a useful tip is if you take many consecutive shots standing up you may find one of them very sharp. In fact using this technique I have taken a 300mm shot at 1/4 sec shutter speed tack sharp. I have proved that you must switch off VR when taking pictures (and the 18-200mm) at normal to high shutter speeds as VR takes the edge off of the picture when it is not needed. This lens is great. Stop it down one stop and the whole 70 - 300 is very sharp. I have taken a hand held shot of the moon with VR enabled and got a very nice picture showing the craters and scars across the moons surface. Very pleased with it.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By M. Harris on 2 Feb. 2010
This is a brilliant 70mm-300mm lens.

When used with Nikon DX format digital SLRs - such as the D5000 - this is equivalent to a 105mm-450mm. This is a long zoom for the price.

This lens has VR, which is just brilliant, allowing you to capture far more pictures without the need for a tripod.

This lens produces great quality pictures too, certainly more than good enough for most amateurs.

f4.5 (at 70mm) to f5.6 (at 300mm) is not the best, but at this price it is more than acceptable.

The zoom ring has a nice feel to it, and doesn't seem to suffer from any zoom creep. The focus ring also feels good, and has immediate manual overide capability when set to Auto Focus which is easier than having to switch between Auto and Manual Focus.

It even comes with a lens hood as well as a lens bag in the box, which is handy.

I would recommend this lens to everyone looking for a long zoom at a reasonable price.
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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful By R. Lisle on 17 Aug. 2008
I'm very impressed with this lens. Before I bought it, I read reviews on various websites, some saying it was brilliant, some saying it wasn't very sharp, too big, too heavy etc.I took the plunge and bought one and haven't regretted it. I've used this on d40 and d300 bodies and it works superbly on both.

The autofocus is very fast, quiet and accurate. The VRII system is also very impressive allowing very slow shutter speeds - I've had sharp, handheld images at 1/30 sec at 300mm which would be completely impossible without it. As for the size and weight, for a lens with a maximum focal length of 300mm with a built in focusing motor and an optical stabilisation system it's not really a problem (the canon equivalent is the same size but 100g lighter). The build is also fairly solid with smooth zoom and focus rings. Mine has had it's share of knocks and bumps as well as being caught in rain and has carried on unaffected (note that the lens mount has a seal round it, helping to stop rain from seeping between camera and lens). I can't really complain about sharpness either, the only times I think the image is a bit soft is at the longer focal lengths which could as easily be due to bad panning technique, relying on the autofocus too much in poor light etc....

For a 300 mm lens at this price, it's got genuinely useful features, it's compact, not too heavy and impressively sharp - Fantastic value!
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