Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR
The build quality of this optic is typical of
Nikon's mid to higher end consumer lenses, with the lens barrel constructed from
premium plastics sporting a textured finish. It is put together to fine
tolerances and there are no rattles or wobbles anywhere on the lens and the
mount is constructed from metal.
A large rubberised zoom ring fills just under half of the outside of the lens,
giving a lot of space for a relaxing zoom action. The focus ring also rotates
during autofocus. Typically with lenses covering this range, the performance is
very good at shorter focal lengths tailing off as the lens is zoomed in. In the
case of Nikon's 55-300mm, at 55mm the sharpness in the centre is already
outstanding from maximum aperture, with the resolution towards the edges of the
frame catching up by f/8, which is where the lens gives its peak performance for
this focal length.
Incorporating the latest VR II (second generation Vibration Reduction)
technology, the lens delivers sharper images when the camera is hand-held. This
is especially useful when using slower shutter speeds at longer focal lengths,
or when shooting in low light. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
incorporates high quality ED and new HRI (High Refractive Index)
glass elements to help deliver crisp images, even under harsh lighting
conditions. The lens has a weather sealed mount, which prevents moisture and
dust infiltrating the lens or camera sensor.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm
F4.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens
An excellent choice for travel, landscapes,
portraits, and distant subjects
Minimum focus distance to 4.6 feet at all focal lengths
Silent wave motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus
Rounded 9-blade diaphragm renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image
Tripod detection mode reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release
when mounted on a tripod
Super integrated coating (SIC) to enhances light transmission efficiency and
offers superior colour consistency and reduces flare
Vibration reduction (VR II) enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter
speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible
Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration for
superior picture quality
Super-telephoto 5.5x zoom lens covering 55-300mm focal range (angle of view is
equivalent to a focal length of 82.5 to 450mm in FX/35mm format)
Mount Type: Nikon F-Bayonet
F stop range: 4.5 - 22
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): Maximum 28°50' / Minimum 5° 20'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.28x
Construction: 17 Groups / 11 Elements
Compatible Format(s): FX - DX - FX in DX Crop Mode
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Distance Information: Yes
Super Integrated Coating: Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
Focus Mode: Auto/Manual
Closest Focusing Distance: 4.6 ft. (1.4m) throughout entire zoom range
ED Glass (Elements): 2
Filter Size: 58mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length): Approx: 3.0x4.8 in. / 76.5 x 123mm
Lens Case: CL-1020
Lens Hood: HB-57
Weight (Approx.): 18.7 oz. (580g)
HB-57 Bayonet Lens Hood
LC-58 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
CL-1020 Ballistic Nylon Soft Lens Case
Instruction / User Manual
About Nikon Lenses
Nikon is the only company in the world that manufactures their imaging products
all the way from glass manufacturing to finished products. The spirit and technology to freely maneuver light are
deeply embedded in Nikon's products.
is a lens brand for cameras that symbolizes the sprit of Nikon.
The design concept of Nikkor such as: "100 year quality" achieved through the
fusion of traditional craftsmanship with
the latest technology; lenses of such quality that they are considered works of
art reflecting the unique
craftsmanship of the master lens makers; High image quality unique to Nikon that
is both sharp and expressive; Styling
so beautiful it brings a joy of ownership without sacrificing usability.
The highly expected
Nikon VR Lenses are professional-grade lenses that is
specifically designed for portraits, studio
and wedding photographers who need an ultra-fast, quality lenses with a large
aperture for low-light circumstances.
VR technology remove image blur caused by camera wobble, mainly when shooting in
low-light conditions, permitting
photographers to use shutter speeds up to three stops slower than they would
normally use to obtain sharp, well
Prime lenses, are smaller, lighter and more compact than zoom lenses and tend to
be faster, offering wide apertures of
f/2.8, f/1.8 or even f/1.4. The large apertures let in more light, which
benefits the photographer in a number of ways.
Nikon Macro lenses ensure superior optical performance even at close distances
that allows you to you take photographs
that are 1:2 or 1:1 reproduction, which is ½ life size to life size respectively
without the need for any additional
accessories. It has both AF (Auto-focus) and MF (manual focus) mechanism. Nikon
Macro lenses features IF "Internal Focusing" mechanism for quiet and smooth
Auto Focus, yet the length of the Lens doesn't change during AF.
Nikon's Micro-NIKKOR lenses are designed to perform their best from infinity all
the way down to their closest
focusing distances. Moving in extremely close to the subject using a Micro-NIKKOR
lens lets you to fill the entire
frame with your subject, allowing you to expand your artistic vision.
Nikon Zoom lenses offers high-performance features in a solid body. Additionally
they possess the shortest closest-focusing distance in its class - 0.33m throughout the entire zoom range. Nikon
Zoom lenses are perfect for
photojournalism and other all-purpose photographic needs.
These elements convey an "authentic ambience" to its owner, and are passed from
yesterday to today, and from today to
tomorrow, with the aim of bringing greater joy of visual expression to people
who take photos.