Overview: The Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR lens
is a telephoto zoom lens. It is ideal for capturing
sports, wildlife, concerts, weddings, and portraits. The lens is part of Nikon's
new "P" series of lenses, and uses a pulse motor for fast autofocus. This lens is optimized for use on Nikon
FX-format cameras with full-frame image sensors. When mounted on DX-format
(APS-C) cameras, the lens has an equivalent focal length of approximately
Lens Construction: The lens is made of 18 elements in 14
groups, including 1 ED lens element. The Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass
elements are developed by Nikon and used with normal optical glass in telephoto
lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
Internal Focusing (IF): The lens focuses by shifting the
internal lens group, thus the physical lens length does not change during
Electromagnetic Diaphragm: This "E-type" lens features an
electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel to provide highly
accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control during auto exposure
during continuous shooting. Conventional D/G-type lenses have mechanical linkage
levers to control the diaphragm blades.
Focusing Modes: The lens has a 3-way Focus Mode switch that
lets you choose the way the lens focuses. If you select Manual Focus on the
camera, you can focus manually using the lens focusing ring and the camera's
electronic rangefinder. When the camera is switched to the AF (auto focus) mode,
you can apply one of three lens focusing modes:
- Manual Priority (M/A): The lens will auto focus, but can be
manually overridden by rotating the lens focus ring.
- Autofocus Priority (A/M): The lens will auto focus, but
you must rotate the focus ring farther before AF is overridden. This
prevents the accidental changing of the focus caused by unintended operation
of the focus ring.
- Manual (M): Even though the camera is set to auto focus, the lens
will focus manually with the electronic rangefinder when you rotate the
Vibration Reduction (VR): Nikon's Vibration Reduction
reduces blur caused by camera shake, allowing you to use shutter speeds 4.5 stops slower than what is determined by normal metering. The VR
effect takes place when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. There are
two levels of Vibration Reduction, Normal and Sport. Normal VR should be used
when photographing stationary subjects. Sport VR is used for photographing
moving subjects, particularly athletes and other fast-moving subjects.
HB-82 Lens Hood: The AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR
includes a bayonet lens hood (HB-82) that blocks stray light from entering the
lens, causing glare or ghosting. When attached, the hood adds approximately
3" to the overall length of the lens. Because of its length, you may
need to remove the hood when using the camera's built-in flash to prevent
vignetting (shadows). The hood can be reversed and mounted on
the lens when not in use.
- Type of Lens: Type E AF-P lens with a built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet
- Focal Length: 70-300mm (105-450mm with APS-C image
- Focal Length Scale: Graduated in millimeters: 70, 100,
135, 200, and 300mm
- Filter Diameter: 67mm screw type
- Lens Construction: 18 elements in 14 groups (including
1 ED lens element)
- Image Stabilization: Vibration Reduction (Normal and
Sport) using Voice Coil Motors (VCMs)
- Minimum Focus Distance: 3.94' (1.2 meters) from focal
- Focusing Method: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System
with autofocus controlled by a Stepping Motor and separate focus ring for
- Diaphragm: Rounded 9-blade with automatic electronic
- Aperture Range:
- f/4.5 - f/32 at 70mm focal length
- f/5.6 - f/40 at 300mm focal length
- Angle of View:
- Nikon FX-format cameras: 34°20' - 8°10'
- Nikon DX-format cameras: 22°50' - 5°20'
- Dimensions: Diameter 3.117" Length 6.064" (6.696"
with lens caps)
- Weight: 24 ounces
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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