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Overview: The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm, f/4.5-5.6G
ED VR lens is a 5.5x telephoto zoom lens, ideal for capturing distant subjects
at athletic events, family pictures, sunsets, and travel shots, etc. It is
designed for use with compact DX-format cameras, but can be used with larger
FX-format cameras in the DX Crop Mode. The angle of view is equivalent to a
focal length of 82.5 to 450mm in FX/35mm format D-SLRs.
Super Integrated Coating: Nikon's Super Integrated Coating
(SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color
consistency and reduces flare.
ED Elements: Two built-in Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements
offer superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing
chromatic aberration, even at the widest available aperture.
High Refractive Index: The lens features a High Refractive
Index (HRI) lens element which keeps the lens compact while offering high
contrast, even at maximum aperture.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave
Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus.
Focus Mode Switch: You can easily switch between manual and
auto focus operation by using the convenient A-M Focus Mode Switch, located on
the barrel of the lens. If the camera is set to Manual Focus, the focus mode is
Manual, regardless of the setting of the switch. For Auto Focus, both the camera
and the lens must be set to AF.
Nikon VR II Image Stabilization: Engineered specifically for
each VR Nikkor lens, the Vibration Reduction II Image Stabilization enables
shutter speeds at up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be
possible. Vibration Reduction is performed through a lens-shift method using voice coil
motors (VCMs). Even when the camera is mounted on a tripod, Vibration Reduction
can reduce vibrations that may occur due to the shutter release. You can turn
Vibration Reduction on or off using the VR switch on the barrel of the lens.
Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a rounded 9-blade
diaphragm, which renders a more natural appearance of out-of-focus image
Lens Hood: The lens comes with the HB-57 snap-on type lens
hood. The hood adds approximately 1-5/8" to the overall length of the lens. You
can invert the hood and snap it onto the lens for storage, if desired.
- Type of Lens: Type G AF-S
DX lens with a built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet
- Filter Diameter: 58mm
- Focal Length: 55-300mm
- Closest Focus Distance: 4.59' at all zoom positions
- Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/22 at 55mm; f/5.6 to f/29 at
- Lens Construction: 17 elements
in 11 groups with 2 ED lens elements, and one HRI lens element.
- Picture Angle: 28°-50' to 5°-20'
- Dimensions: Diameter: 3.071", Length:
5.192"-6.847" (w/o lens caps)
- Weight: approximately 18.7
Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty
on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no
charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.