Type of lens : G-Type AF-S Zoom-Nikkor lens with built - in CPU and Nikon bayonet mount Focal length: 70-300mm (Approximates the picture angle performance of a 105-450mm 35mm SLR) Maximum aperture: f/4.5-5.6 Lens construction: 17 elements in 12 groups (with 2 ED glass elements) Picture angle : 34 degrees 20 feet- 8 degrees 10 feet (22 degrees 50 feet ?? 5 degrees 20 feet with Nikon DX format digital SLR cameras) Focal length: scale 70, 100, 135, 200, 300mm Distance information: Output to camera body Zoom control: Manually via zoom ring Focusing: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) system utilizing an internal Silent Wave Motor; manually via focusing ring Vibration reduction: Lens-shift method using voice coil motors (VCMs) Closest focus distance: 4.9 feet (1.5m) at all zoom settings No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded) Diaphragm: Fully automatic Aperture range: f/4.5 to f/32 (at 70mm), f/5.6 to f/40 (at 300mm) Exposure measurement : Via full-aperture method Filter/attachment size: 67mm Focus method: Ring SWM Dimensions: (approx.) 3.1 x 5.6 in. (80 x 143.5mm) Weight: (approx.) 26.3 oz (745g) Included accessories: LC-67 67mm snap-on front lens cap, LF-1 rear lens cap, HB-36 bayonet hood, CL-1022 flexible lens pouch Optional accessories: 67mm screw-in filters, including circular polarizing filter
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Very good lens
By St. G
from Philadelphia, PA
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor, With Nikon 5-Year USA Warranty:
Overall, this is a very good lens. I bought it to replace my 55-200mm. In comparison 70-300mm is a bit sharper, but not at the ends(around 70mm and 300mm). You get the zoom, and I love it, but it's not very sharp. If you don't need anything over 200mm I would recommend to get 55-200mm - you will save money and it is much lighter.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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My fantastic zoom lens!
from Mabank, TX
I absolutely love this zoom lens!!!! The other day I took pictures of the waves crashing against our seawall (we live on a lake) and I got some of the most amazing shots. I would not have been able to do that with the regular lens on my camera. I couldn't be more happy with it!!! And when I decided I wanted this, I went directly to Beach Camera. They are great!
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The first great pic...then I took about 250 more!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Worth the money
from Freedom, IN
This thing is wonderful! I use it mainly for my children's sports activities with great results. I have taken around 2000 pictures with it to date and only 4 or 5 of those were not in focus. However, I would blame this on myself and not the lens. For the money, I would definitely recommend this lens to anyone who needs to reach out a little further to get the shots they need. I have added a picture taken using this lens at the US Nationals of a car running over 200 MPH at a distance of about 250 to 300 yards.
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great product, very pleased.
from savannah, ga
About Me Casual Photographer
My two focuses are on wildlife and my granddaughter's sports. The lens functions beautifully in both realms. I've had the lens about a month and taken well over a thousand images. Quality has been excellent. I opted for this lens over the 50-200 which is more expensive and certainly have not been disappointed with my choice.
Excellent lens, good VR features
Excellent pictures. A bit soft at 300mm. No zoom creep. Fast focusing. A bit heavy but you will get used to it. With VR, one can shoot a lot of usable pictures at low light or with the polarizing filter.
from Westchester, NY
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
The lens is generally good. I haven't used it extensively but it seems exceptional until I hit 300mm. I can't tell if the slight softness is atmospheric or a limitation of the lens. Higher f stops will improve it slightly. I bought the lens to extend the range of my 18-200 VRII. I'm not sure if I would recommend it for this purpose. Also, the first one I was sent had auto focus issues. The replacement was perfect.
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom
About Me Pro Photographer
[...] I use this lens for everything indoor/outdoor low light. When using indoor with low light I use my nikon 800 flash every pictures comes out with no problems, very clear.
Exactly what I wanted
from Hoffman Estates, IL
Picked this up before a vacation because I wanted more telephoto than my 18-135 lens offered, wanted VR so that I wouldn't need a tripod, and didn't want to lug an 80-200/2.8 around because of the weight. This is much lighter than the 80-200 and offers more bang for the buck as a vacation lens. I'm using it on a D80 body, so any full-frame edge sharpness issues it may have don't come into play. 67mm filter thread means I can use the same polarizer I use with my kit lens. I was able to shoot ~1/15 sec exposures handheld at the 300mm focal length with good results. This even worked well shooting jellyfish at an aquarium since I didn't have to be close to the exhibit or the throngs of kids that wanted a close look. The only thing that's annoyed me so far is the fact that when the lens hood is mounted in the "stored" position (reversed), the zoom ring is hard to grab when at the 70mm setting. Yeah, it's not the best choice for shooting fast-moving objects with low light, but that's not why I bought it.
from Oxnard Ca
Nice lent but hard to auto focus on crow scenarios, best for Wildlife Photos.
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June 24 2010
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