- Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm ; 581 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 898 g
- 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 See all reviews (895 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,562 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Lens
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- Length : 12.3 cm
- Diameter : 7.7 cm
- Weight : 0.53 kg
- Type : Telephoto zoom lens
- Special Functions : Tele
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|Item Weight||0.58 kg||300 grams||435 grams||335 grams|
|Item Dimensions||7.7 x 12.3 x 7.7 Centimetres||7.1 x 8.3 x 7.1 Centimetres||7.7 x 11.7 x 7.7 Centimetres||7.3 x 10 x 7.3 Centimetres|
|Max Focal Length||300 millimeters||200 millimeters||300 millimeters||200 millimeters|
|Min Focal Length||55 millimeters||55 millimeters||70 millimeters||55 millimeters|
|Model Year||2010||2015||Information not provided||2007|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 millimeters||55 millimeters||62 millimeters||52 millimeters|
|Mounting Type||Nikonbayonet||Nikon F||Nikonbayonet||Nikonbayonet|
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
 The actual focal length of 55-300mm has an angle of view equivalent to that of an 82.5-450mm lens in 35mm  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 Lens||Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens||Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens||Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens||Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G Lens|
|Angle of View||44°||28°50' to 5°20'||76° to 5°20'||83°-18°50'||38°50'|
|No. of Diaphragm Leaves||7||9||9||7||7|
|Minimum focus distance||0.30m||1.40m||0.45m||0.38m||0.163m|
|Length (from lens mount)||52.5mm||123mm||120mm||85mm||64.5mm|
|Filter Attachment Diameter||52mm||58mm||77mm||67mm||52mm|
|Lens Hood included||HB-46||HB-57||HB-58||HB-39||HB-61|
|Lens Case included||CL-0913||CL-1020||CL-1120||CL-1015||CL-0915|
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Top Customer Reviews
I was pleased with the kit lens that came with the D3100 (18-55mm) and this second lens maintains that trend in terms of ease of operation and clarity of results. There is a built in auto-focus motor and it is easy to zoom manually using the wide rubber surround. Being a 55mm to 300mm lens it covers a wide range of scenarios without too much compromise. For example, I had previously been using a Panasonic DMC FZ38 superzoom bridge camera with an 18x maximum zoom to capture wildlife shots etc. This Nikon lens gives a similar level of zoom capability but with even greater clarity. It can also cope well with shots that require less zoom and bit of a wider angle, although, clearly it can't go as wide as the 18-55mm kit lens. This means in certain circumstances you have to change lenses in the field. The Nikon 55-300mm lens also has a highly effective anti-shake (Nikon VR - Vibration Reduction) mechanism - I was concerned at how I would keep a lens of this magification steady at full zoom, but, I need not have been as the VR is very good.
The Nikon 55-300mm lens is supplied with a lens cap, lens hood and storage bag which provides protection against dust etc. but the bag is no substitute for the protection of a proper case or compartment in your camera bag.
An alternative approach to delivering even greater versatility might be to buy your DSLR in "body only form" e.g. without a kit lens and buy an 18-270mm or similar lens possibly from a third party such as Tamron - budget wise this would work out at a similar cost to adding this lens to the D3100 kit (e.g.Read more ›
However, now that I've upgraded to a D7100, whose ISO algorithms - in common with most current DSLRs - are vastly improved, the 55-300 has really come into its own.
As with any 'budget' zoom lens, you're limited by maximum aperture (in this case f/4.5). Along with the inherent instability as a result of the extra weight (in spite of its capable Vibration Reduction function), it therefore makes sense to use as high an ISO and shutter speed as is practical. Usual advice for hand-held is to use a shutter speed that is at least equivalent to the lens's longest focal length.
With that in mind, when I use it, I usually end up with a minimum ISO of around 640 and that allows me to capture sharp detail. Even if I push it to 4000 or so, there is still no discernible loss of quality. During a recent zoo trip I kept it on the camera throughout and at one point, quickly took a shot of a butterfly (since I didn't have time to switch to a macro lens and so simply moved back a few feet). I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of clarity and resolution in the resulting photo.
In view of what you could pay for a similar 'high-end' lens, I reckon that for the zoom flexibility and image fidelity (particularly if you aim high with your shooting parameters), this lens represents great value for money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super objective, making very nice sharp pictures, and the delivery was superb.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Exactly what I needed. I have a Nikon D3100 and I know nothing about photography, however I do enjoy taking pictures, especially of wildlife. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent lens for the price I us it all the time I would recommend it to anybody who likes well made products,.Published 6 days ago by alfred i.
As you'd expect with Nikkor lenses, the quality is superb. Everything is silky smooth to use. It's not heavy, for a lens of this size and focal length range. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Mr David J
Bought for a ridiculously cheap price abroad, albeit probably not with UK guarantee, but that I suppose is the risk you take. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
Don't why but mine didn't half do a lot of searching for focus. Not the amazing product I was expecting from other reviews.Published 29 days ago by Keas
Great lense at a very competitive price, it really dies transform the camera. Arrived 2 days after ordering. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MR S.