Excellent performance throughout the zoom range makes this lens ideal for shooting everything from landscape to wildlife.
Making every photo opportunity come alive with dynamic zoom coverage the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens from Nikon is designed to handle a huge variety of scenes and subject matter. Known for its reliability, clarity and devotion to the needs of passionate photographers, NIKKOR the exclusive lens brand from Nikon, is on a quest to create the finest optics in the world. This high-power 10.7x FX zoom lens offers outstanding sharpness and clarity for such a broad range of focal length.
Remarkably versatile and easily portable this lens is perfect for travel, landscapes, portraits and distant subjects making the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR the perfect walkabout lens.
The wide aperture gives superb depth-of-field control even at the telephoto end of the zoom range.
Life Through a Lens
Choosing the lens that best suits your skill level and creative pursuits is a vital part of your photographic journey. With an impressive wide-angle 28mm to telephoto 300mm this AF-S NIKKOR lens is a great all-rounder for those seeking the ultimate coverage from a single lens. The flexible aperture range keeps the lens size and weight to a minimum while still providing attractive depth of field effects at the telephoto end.
Crystal Clear Imagery
Nikon’s exclusive second generation Vibration Reduction system (VR II) enables steady hand-held shooting at all focal lengths in two modes, Normal and Active. Normal mode is recommended for most general scenes while Active mode effectively compensates for image blur caused not only by camera shake but also when shooting from a moving vehicle, or some other unstable position. Delivering sharp photos and video, VR II allows you to use shutter speeds that are up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. And being an optical system means that the viewfinder image is also stabilised, enabling more accurate autofocus acquisition and framing. This is especially welcome at the longer focal lengths of the 300mm zoom range, where lighter weight lenses can increase the risk of unwanted camera shake.
Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction ensures the sharpest images even with hand-held telephoto shots.
Providing outstanding optical performance, the lens comprises 16 elements in 12 groups, in a design with two ED and three aspherical lens elements. The iris diaphragm has nine rounded blades for a soft rendering effect, producing high-quality natural backgrounds. Featuring a newly designed optical system, the ED elements work together with the aspherical elements to eliminate problems of coma and chromatic aberration and ensure high-resolution and superior contrast.
Combining ease-of-use and maximum precision, the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens has two focus modes. In addition to Manual focus, Manual-priority autofocus (M/A) allows you to switch from autofocus to manual operation with virtually no time lag, even during AF servo operation and regardless of the AF mode in use. This gives all the benefits of fast, automatic focusing while still retaining the ability to make fine focus adjustments before taking the shot.
High-resolution and superior contrast add further to the amazing flexibility of this lens.
Nikon's AF-S technology is yet another reason why professional photographers like NIKKOR lenses. Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) converts travelling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that’s extremely accurate and super quiet. So for discrete shooting you can set up the shot in an instant and camera focusing won’t disturb sensitive subjects like wildlife.
The AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR was built with long-lasting durability and portability in mind. Using a high proportion of magnesium in its construction, this sturdy lens weighs in at an economical 800g, providing well-balanced handling. Allowing for a more compact design, Nikon's Internal focus (IF) technology limits all the optical movement to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel. This intelligent system enables the minimum focus distance to be retained throughout the zoom range at just 50cm (1.6ft). And with a weather-sealed mount protecting both the lens and camera from dust and water you can shoot with complete confidence. During transportation a zoom lock switch secures the lens barrel at its minimum focal length preventing the lens from moving under its own weight when tilted. Supplied complete with dedicated HB-50 hood and soft pouch the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is ready for the journey.
Bringing new levels of flexibility to FX format DSLR users, the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon delivers a level of clarity and reliability that every passionate photographer can appreciate.
 Focal length of 28-300mm when used on a camera with an FX sensor. When fitted to a DX-format DSLR this lens has an angle of view equivalent to that of a 42-450mm lens in 35mm  format.
Product Feature Comparison
The AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is just one of a range of great NIKKOR lenses. Take a look at the table below comparing features with a selection of other fantastic lenses in the collection.
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