The Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens is the must-have in your Nikon digital SLR camera bag. This Nikon model looks great on paper; a chunky bit of glass weighing 745g, a respectable f/4.5 maximum aperture and Vibration Reduction – all for a reasonable £400.
The Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens is packed full of technology, not least the VR II system. This is claimed to offer up to 4 stops slower shutter speeds, so at 300mm, a steady shooter should be able to take sharp pictures at about 1/20 sec. The VR system has two modes – normal for counteracting camera shake and active for reducing mechanical vibrations when the shutter and mirror cause movement during long exposures.
The Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens is also equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM, similiar to the Ultrasonic Motor used in som Canon Lens) and internal focusing (IF), ensuring quiet and fast focusing. The IF system also prevents the need for the front element to rotate during focusing, allowing the use of circular polarising filters.
The Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens is made from 17 individual elements in 12 groups, including two ED lenses to reduce chromatic aberrations. Notice also the lack of the DX suffix, indicating that the lens can also be used with 35mm film cameras; though the G suffix tells us that the aperture is controlled on the camera body, so the lens can’t be used with older Nikon cameras.
Handling The solid construction of the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens is matched by the deep-grip zoom ring. The lens is nicely balanced when shooting, with easy access to the manual focus ring when needed. A group of buttons control AF/MF as well as the VR system and all are easily reached should you need to make changes in a hurry.
The Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens is compatible with all Nikon FX and DX digital SLR cameras including D300, D200, D100, D80, D70, D60, D50, D70s, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs and D3.
- Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens
- Lens Cap
- Dust Cover
- Lens Hood
These Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens are brand new in retail package with full 12 months manufacturer’s warranty.