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Nikon 70-300 mm f/4-5.6G Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Nikkor SLR Camera Lens
- Focal Length Range : 70 -300 mm, Minimum Focus Distance : 4.9 ft. ( 1.5 m)
- Accepts 62mm filters, Count on genuine Nikon optics for outstanding picture quality. Compatible Format(s)-FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode,35mm Film
- Compact and lightweight, this 4.3x autofocus zoom lens is ideal for candid shots, portraits, travel and sports photography
- This is a G designated lens, not ED series. It is fully compatible with the F5, F100, N80, N65, N60, N50, N4004-series, PRONEA 6i, PRONEA S, D100 and D-series cameras, but not compatible with other Nikon cameras. For the F4, N90-series, N70, N8008-series and N6006 cameras, only programmed auto or shutter-priority auto exposure mode can be used. AF is not supported by D40,D40X, D60, D3000 & D5000 cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HB-26|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Focus Type||Screw drive from camera|
|Item Dimensions||2.91 x 2.91 x 4.61 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.93 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.94 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||1.50 m|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, plastic mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0 - F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||58.8 inches|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||13|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||34.33 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.37 pounds|
|Style Name||Zoom Lens with Auto Focus|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
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|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)|
|Dimensions||2.91 inches x 4.61 inches x 2.91 inches||3.03 inches x 4.61 inches x 3.03 inches||2.87 inches x 3.94 inches x 2.87 inches||3.03 inches x 4.84 inches x 3.03 inches|
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|Maximum Aperture||4||4 f||4||4.5|
|Max Focal Length||300 mm||300 mm||200 mm||300 mm|
|Min Focal Length||70 mm||70 mm||55 mm||55 mm|
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Top Customer Reviews
The lens is very light for it's zoom range. It has a reasonably substantial feel, unlike some of the Sigma lenses I've used. It's made of polycarbonate, which is the same stuff the F117 Stealth fighter is made from.
If you shoot lots of portraits, this is the lens to get. The telephoto allows you to throw the background out of focus with relative ease. The lens has a 9 bladed iris, so out of focus elements are rendered in very subtle and beautiful forms. The Japanese call this "Bokeh" and much has been written about it. It's very nice that the Nikon engineers took this aesthetic principal into account when designing this economy lens. Once again, Nikon proves to be a design driven company.
The zoom ring has a nice feel with good manual dampening. Zooming is precise with no "slop" or wobble. Manual focus is about average for a lens of this caliber. It's possible, but no great joy. Since I'm used to the silky feel of Nikon's old AIS lenses, I doubt anything could rate higher. Autofocus for this lens is much better, and seems to be quick and precise. About the only time it balked was when shooting delicate cloudscapes.Read more ›
build quality is cheap yet sturdy... the plastic is a little chinky but cuts down on the weight. My Nikon D200 has no problem handling the lens weight, however; I have heard (unconfirmed) reports that this lens is a little heavy for the lighter cameras (D80, D70, D40, ETC). The Ring Connector is metal and has a rubber gasket on the outside so as to provide minor protection (for the lens mount) from the elements.
You also have to keep this in mind, when discussing weight, quality & price; the bulk of the price of this lens is going into the glass elements (all 17 elements of them). It gets expensive when you place that many high-quality optics into a tube. I'm really not that surprised a the price, although $400 price-range would probably be more suitable for this lens
Focusing can be quite fast... at times. You'll find, at the Max 300mm focal range, that the lens has a pretty hard time auto-focusing in on a subject. At times it would focus pretty quick, at the 300mm range, while at others it cannot focus at all. You can get around this quirk by bringing the subject into near focus (manually) then letting the auto-focus take over; it works every time. I find this focus problem disappointing especially given the price of this lens.Read more ›
This lens will fit above models, the focus system will only work manually.
This lens is Compatible with NIKON D50, NIKON D70, NIKON D80, NIKON D90, NIKON D200, NIKON D300. The Autofocus system will work on those models.
I reviewed that lens, giving it three stars, warning that it was likely a below-average copy but that buyers should be aware that variations exist and to be sure to test a lens like this before purchase.
With that bit of history, the performance of my second copy of this lens, purchased a few weeks ago now, has stunned me. It has prompted me to sell my 80-400mm VR zoom (also an excellent lens, but less sharp, heavier and much more expensive) and has matched in most ways the performance of various pro Nikon zooms I've owned. Even at 300mm, where it is weakest, it equals at f/5.6 the sharpness of the Nikon 300mm f/4 AF at f/4, while improving on that lens' color rendition and thus exceeding it in terms of overall image quality at all apertures.
How's that for an encore?
I've had no choice but to radically alter my review. (Reader comments below as of today (1/28/10), apply to the first (three star) version of the review, and the caution that one must be aware of sample variability is as important as ever). I've decided to re-write my review based solely on the performance of my second sample, under the assumption that the second sample is representative and the first not.
The lens still has some "handling" issues that stem from its nature as a consumer-oriented lens, and it is still a "slow" lens, with a maximum aperture of f/4.5 - f/5.6 - although f/5.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The lens is fine. I didn't know that the auto focus doesn't work with D5300. My bad... but still the shots are coming up very nice for this price Will trade in for an autofo in... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
blurry blurry blurry frustration disappointment
it just doesn't work very well
very good lens. Has slight learning curve. But overall, has great feel and does the job. Terrific for landscape and wildlife photography.Published 28 days ago by Vincent T. Marchese
The description is not correct it says it auto focus but is notPublished 1 month ago by Melissa Hyatt
bought this lense used.....I don't think it has a scratch on it. This lense is the perfect lense for the parent looking to get up close and in the action at any sporting event... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer