Product Code: 2197

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens

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Manufacturer Code: 2197
018208021970 UPC : 018208021970
Brand:  Nikon
RRP: 304.05217.18Inc VAT 20%You Save:  86.87
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens

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

Features:

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 areas
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)

Specifications:

Mount Type: Nikon F-Bayonet
F stop range: 4.5 - 22
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): Maximum 2850' / 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
Autofocus: 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)

Kit Contents
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. Nikkor 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 exposed images.
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 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.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 06 October, 2010.