Product Overview: This item is
a 70-300mm, f/4-f/5.6G, AF-S IF-ED Zoom-Nikkor lens, compatible with Nikon
digital SLRs and other Nikon cameras. The lens includes a 67mm snap-on front lens
cap (LC-67), a rear lens cap (LF-1), and a bayonet hood (HB-36).
Optics: Two Nikon Extra-Low
Dispersion (ED) glass elements deliver superior optical performance for both
digital and 35mm photography. ED glass minimizes chromatic aberrations,
contributing to superb contrast and resolution performance. The non-rotating front element
allows you to easily use circular polarizing
filters and the Nikon Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.
Built-in CPU: The lens has a
built-in CPU which allows it to communicate with the camera body for focus and
exposure functions. A set of CPU contacts is located on the lens mount for
interfacing with the camera body.
Zoom Control: This high-power
4.3x Super Telephoto Zoom-Nikkor lens approximates the picture angle performance
of a 105-450mm lens on 35mm SLR. The lens features
a large, textured manual zoom ring for ultimate zooming control.
Auto/Manual Focus: Auto-Focus
operation is possible with select Nikon Auto-Focus cameras; Manual focus via the
focus ring possible with all Nikon SLR cameras. A Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast and quiet auto-focusing, along with
quick switching between auto-focus and manual operation. Note: Because there is no
aperture ring on this lens, the aperture must be set on the camera.
Internal Focus (IF):
Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing
the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus
Vibration Reduction II:
Vibration Reduction (VRII) minimizes the effects of camera shake allowing you to
shoot handheld at as many as 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be
possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. You can turn vibration reduction
on or off with the switch on the side of the lens. In addition, you can set the
vibration reduction to one of the following modes:
- Normal: The vibration
reduction mechanism primarily reduces camera shake, making smooth panning
- Active: The vibration
reduction mechanism reduces camera shake when taking pictures from a moving
vehicle. In this mode, the lens does not automatically distinguish panning
from camera shake.
Distance Information: The
shooting distance scale, located on the barrel of the lens, is graduated in feet
and meters from 1.5m (5 ft.) to infinity. For more accurate exposure control,
subject distance information is transmitted from the lens to the camera body,
providing 3D Matrix Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill Flash with
appropriate Nikon cameras and Speedlights.
Flash Compatibility: This lens
is compatible with all Nikon cameras having built-in flash. No vignetting occurs
when a built-in flash is used.
Diaphragm: The lens is equipped
with a fully-automatic, 9-bladed diaphragm that produces a nearly circular
aperture. Out-of-focus images in front of or behind the subject are rendered as
Bayonet Hood: The supplied
HB-36 bayonet hood extends approximately 2-1/4" beyond the front of the lens,
and shades the aperture opening from direct sunlight that causes flaring. When
not in use, the hood can be stored on the lens by mounting it in reverse
Optional Accessories (available
from Nikon): Compatible optional accessories include: 62mm screw-in filters,
including circular polarizing filter II. Note: Teleconverter
rings are incompatible with this lens.
- Type of Lens: G-type AF-S
Zoom-Nikkor lens with a built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon
- Filter Diameter: 67mm
- Focal Length: 70mm to
- Closest Focus Distance: 4.9 feet (1.5m) at all zoom settings
- Maximum Aperture: f/4.5 to
- Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/32
at 70mm; f/5.6 to f/40 at 300mm
- Lens Construction: 17
elements in 12 groups with 2 ED glass elements
- Focal Length Scale: 70mm,
100mm, 135mm, 200mm, 300mm
- Physical Dimensions:
- Without Lens Hood or Lens
Caps: Length=5.959" to 7.878", Diameter=3.14"
- With Lens Hood and Lens
Caps: Length=8.836" to 10.752", Diameter=3.625"
- Weight: approximately
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.