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

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  • Built-in vibration reduction offering camera shake compensation
  • Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor for quiet autofocusing
  • Two ED lens elements used for chromatic aberration compensation

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Item Dimensions 12.3 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm 11.7 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm 8.3 x 7.1 x 7.1 cm 18.59 x 11.61 x 11.99 cm 14.6 x 8.31 x 8.31 cm
Item Weight 0.58 kg 435 grams 300 grams 0.54 kg 0.53 kg 0.68 kg
Max Aperture 4.5 f/4 f/4 f/4.5 f/4.5 f/34
Max Focal Length 300 mm 300 mm 200 mm 300 300 mm 300
Min Aperture 32 5.6 32 32 5.6 8
Min Focal Length 55 mm 70 mm 55 mm 70 55 mm 70
Model Year 2010 2015 2016 2011 2017
Mounting Type Nikonbayonet Nikonbayonet Nikon F Nikon Nikon F Nikon
Optical Zoom 5.5x 2x 3.6x 0x 4.3x

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  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm ; 581 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 885 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 2197
  • ASIN: B003ZSHNCC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 999 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,431 in Electronics & Photo (See Top 100 in Electronics & Photo)
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Product Description

A telephoto zoom lens can dramatically broaden your creative and compositional potential. With the high-powered, super-telephoto reach of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens from Nikon, you can capture a wide array of subjects in ways few lenses can. By adhering to strict test conditions, Nikon has created technologies to control camera shake and deliver super-fast autofocusing, so you can expect sharper shots from this DX lens even with its broad range of focal length. The compact dimensions and weather sealed, lightweight construction of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR make this practical lens an ideal choice for the compact D-SLR customer.

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The versatile 55-300mm 5.5x zoom enables photographers to get up-close and personal with distant subjects.

A telephoto zoom lens can dramatically broaden your creative and compositional potential. With the high-powered, super-telephoto reach of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens from Nikon, you can capture a wide array of subjects in ways few lenses can. By adhering to strict test conditions, Nikon has created technologies to control camera shake and deliver super-fast autofocusing, so you can expect sharper shots from this DX lens even with its broad range of focal length.

The compact dimensions and weather sealed, lightweight construction of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR make this practical lens an ideal choice for the compact D-SLR customer.

Picture shows a ballerina dancing on stage in a low-lit theatre.
Capture sharp shots even in low light. Nikon's VR II allows you to use shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible.

Dynamic Zoom Coverage

Choosing the lens that best suits your skill level and creative pursuits is a vital part of your photographic journey. Designed for use with Nikon’s DX-format SLRs, the 5.5x zoom and versatile 55-300mm focal length[1] enables photographers to get up-close and personal with distant subjects. Perfect for travel, sunsets, or sporting shots, the shallow depth of field and dramatic telephoto compression effects achievable also make for a beautiful portrait shot creating a soft background and attractively flattening facial features.

Crystal Clear Imagery

Nikon’s exclusive second generation Vibration Reduction system (VR II) enables steady hand-held shooting at all focal lengths. 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. Also, being an optical system means that the viewfinder image is also stabilised, enabling more accurate autofocus acquisition and framing. Leave your tripod at home and shoot with confidence, safe in the knowledge that the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens will produce photos of outstanding sharpness and colour even in low light.

Supreme Optics

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The inclusion of two ED and one HRI element helps eliminate aberrations and distortion for superior picture quality.

Providing outstanding optical performance, the lens comprises 17 elements in 11 groups, in a design with two ED and one HRI (High Refractive Index) glass lens element. With a refractive index of more than 2.0, the HRI element offers effects equivalent to those obtained with several normal glass elements and can compensate for both field curvature and spherical aberrations. Working together, the HRI and ED elements deliver crisp images even under harsh lighting conditions while the rounded nine-blade diaphragm creates a soft rendering effect, producing high-quality natural backgrounds. This highly efficient optics system achieves clear, high contrast images at every aperture and focal length and contributes to the compact dimensions, making the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR conveniently portable.

Silent Precision

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 DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR from Nikon is an exceptionally affordable, VR super-telephoto zoom lens which delivers a level of clarity and reliability that every passionate photographer can appreciate.

[1] The actual focal length of 55-300mm has an angle of view equivalent to that of an 82.5-450mm lens in 35mm [135] format.

Product Feature Comparison

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G 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 DX-format lenses in the collection.

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G LensNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR LensNikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR LensNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR LensNikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens
Features
Lens Groups/Elements6/811/1714/1911/177/9
Angle of View44°28°50' to 5°20'76° to 5°20'83°-18°50'38°50'
No. of Diaphragm Leaves79977
Minimum f-stopf/22f/22-29f/22-32f/22-36f/22
Minimum focus distance0.30m1.40m0.45m0.38m0.163m
Weight200g530g830g485g235g
Diameter70mm76.5mm83mm72mm68.5mm
Length (from lens mount)52.5mm123mm120mm85mm64.5mm
Filter Attachment Diameter52mm58mm77mm67mm52mm
Lens Hood includedHB-46HB-57HB-58HB-39HB-61
Lens Case includedCL-0913CL-1020CL-1120CL-1015CL-0915

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