Overview: The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is an
all-in-one zoom lens which covers a wide variety of shooting situations from
wide-angle to high-power zoom. It is optimized for use with DX-format Nikon digital SLR
cameras. Its 35mm equivalent focal length is 27-450mm.
Construction: The three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements and
three aspherical lenses control chromatic aberrations while enhancing sharpness
and contrast even at the widest aperture settings.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC): SIC offers superior
color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare.
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.
Auto Focus: Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables
ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet
operation. The manual/auto focus mode switch allows quick response to
situations requiring manual focus operation.
Zoom Control: The lens features a large, textured manual zoom
ring for easy zooming control.
Vibration Reduction (VR II): Vibration reduction minimizes the
effects of camera shake allowing you to shoot handheld at as many as 4 shutter speed
stops 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.
Aperture: Because there is no aperture ring on this lens, the
aperture must be set on the camera.
Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a fully-automatic, 9-blade
diaphragm that produces a nearly circular aperture. Out-of-focus images in front of
or behind the subject are rendered as pleasing blurs.
Lens Hood: The lens includes the HB-58 lens hood to protect
the lens and block stray light that would otherwise cause flare or ghosting. The
lens hood can be reversed and mounted on the lens when not in use. When
installed, the lens hood adds approximately 2" to the overall length of the
- Type of Lens: Type-G AF-S DX lens with built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon bayonet
- Filter Diameter: 77mm
- Focal Length: 18mm to 300mm (DX-format) (35mm
- Closest Focus Distance: 18" (at 300mm focal length)
- Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 (at 18mm),
f/5.6 (at 300mm)
- Minimum Aperture: f/22 (at 18mm), f/32 (at 300mm)
- Lens Construction: 19 elements
in 14 groups with 3 ED glass and 3 aspherical lens elements
- Length: 5.14" (5.662" w/lens caps)
- Diameter: 3.255"
- Weight: approximately 16.4
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.
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