Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR - Niko_2197106415

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This is a lot better than the lens that came stock with my D5100. I am a beginner, so EVERYTHING is hard/complicated for me, so it isn't the product's fault :) But I was able to do some pretty cool things after playing around for a few minutes.

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This lens is sharp, and gives you a pretty good range. Built quality is better than cheaper 55-200 VR. VR functions properly and you can take sharp pics at 1/60 s when hand held when the lens is at 300mm. Lens hood is OK, but little films. AF is slow compared to cheap 55-200 and much expensive 70-300. At 300mm, can't lock into focus sometimes. Overall, good carryaround lens. Bit into heavy side, but not bad for the range it gives.

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Great telephoto zoom lens

on 4/5/2012

The lens has good built-quality. It focus fast with enough light and has good sharpness even at 300mm. Just a side note for people who use a filter--it uses a 58mm filter (not 52). Comparing it to the kit lens (18-55), it has better build with slightly sharper images. However, it is heavier and longer as expected. There is no reason to compare this against the FX or f/2.8 lens. On the other hand, for the price, this is a great deal for non-pro. Read More

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Nikon 55-300mm VR Lens

on 4/24/2012

Pros: Excellent image quality. Flower images were very clear and vibrant. Great bokeh on close ups. Easy to use. Cons: Many times after moving to a subject closer or farther away, I had to switch to manual focus to get anything in focus, then turn autofocus back on to continue. This lens is much heavier than the Nikon 55-200mm VR it replaced. Read More

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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens is a compact 5.5x zoom lens for DX-format D-SLR cameras. Its equivalent focal length in FX-format is 82.5-450mm. This lens is an excellent choice for travel, landscapes, portraits, and distant subjects. The lens focuses to 4.6' at every focal length - this versatility ensures stunning close-up shots of subjects near and far.

The VR II image stabilization allows you to handhold the camera at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and stable video capture. Other features include the silent wave motor for quiet accurate autofocusing, and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm that offers stunning out-of-focus highlights (bokeh). The lens elements have been treated with Nikon's Super Integrated Coating - an optical lens coating process that maximizes light transmission while enhancing clarity and contrast. All of these world-class features add up to the AF-S 55-300 being an ideal lens for traveling or shooting close to home.


Manufacturer Nikon
Mfg Part# Niko_2197106415
SKU 217115855
UPC 018208021970
UPC 14 00018208021970
Sales Rank 3307
5.5x Telephoto Zoom Lens: Ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. Angle of view equivalent to a focal length of 82.5 to 450mm in FX/35mm format D-SLR.
Nikon VR II Image Stabilization: Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
Tripod Detection Mode: Reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod.
HRI (High Refractive Index) Lens Element: HRI lens element is essential to keeping the lens compact while offering high contrast even at maximum aperture.
2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements: Effectively minimizes chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM): Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC): Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduces flare.
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm: Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.
Focus to 4.6' at Any Focal Length: This extends the versatility of this lens
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