A DX-format super-telephoto zoom lens with built-in vibration reduction for simple and enjoyable 5.5X super-telephoto shooting
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR. This DX-format super-telephoto zoom lens covers the 55mm to 300mm range of focal lengths and is equipped with Nikon's latest vibration reduction mechanism, VR II, for simple and enjoyable super-telephoto photography.
As a super-telephoto lens covering the 55mm to 300mm range of focal lengths, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is capable of capturing the main subject at sporting events, indoor events or in vacation photos largely, even from a distance. Equipped with Nikon's own VR II vibration reduction mechanism, blur caused by camera shake is significantly reduced, even with super-telephoto shooting, allowing users to shoot comfortably and focus their attention on photo opportunities. As Nikon's first interchangeable lens with a high refractive index (HRI) lens element, this lens is compact and lightweight, making it very portable despite being a super-telephoto zoom lens. This allows users to easily carry the lens with them and enjoy super-telephoto shooting anytime and anywhere. This lens provides a wide variety of users, from those who use the D3100 and D5000 entry-level Nikon DX-format digital-SLR cameras to users of high-end digital-SLR cameras such as the D300S, with the means to enjoy super-telephoto shooting and to expand their photography techniques and skill.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Primary Features
AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Primary Specifications
Focal length: 55-300mm
Maximum aperture: f/4.5-5.6
Minimum aperture: f/22-29
Lens construction: 17 elements in 11 groups (2 ED, 1 HRI lens elements)
Angle of view: 28° 50' – 5° 20'
Minimum focus distance: 1.4 m (throughout the entire zoom range)
Maximum reproduction ratio: 0.28x
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
Filter attachment size: 58mm
Dimensions: Approximately 76.5mm (maximum diameter) X 123mm (distance from the camera's lens-mount flange)
Weight: Approximately 530 g
Supplied accessories: 58mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-58, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-57, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1020
Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
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