|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)Vibration Reduction (VR II) enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possibleTwo ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration for superior picture qualityHigh Refractive Index (HRI) lens achieves high specifications and optical performance|
|EAN||0018208021970, 4960759026255, 628586577770|
|Product Line||Nikon Nikkor AF-S|
|Type||Image Stabilisation, Telephoto|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||55-300 mm|
|Mount||Nikon 1, Nikon F|
Average review score based on 21 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
This an an superb lens to complement the 18-135mm lens supplied with the Nikon D80. The 58mm object lens is sufficiently large to allow a good amount of light in and the vibration reduction works well even at maximum zoom.
The length of the lens necessitated the purchase of a slightly bigger carrying bag but so be it.
Picture quality is excellent throughout its zoom range.
All in all I would recommend this lens - you won't be disappointed.
I already had the 55-200mm version of this lens and wanted something longer, where the design of the Nikon lens is not compatible with most teleconverters, so the longer factory lens seemed an ideal answer.
The lens is a first class piece of kit, with amazing sharpness, helpes greatly by the VR function, which I think is invaluable in a lens of this length and weight.
Weight is possibly the only drawback I would mention - there is no getting away from the fact that this is a chunky lens that has a lot of glass in it. Despite an apparently plastic or composite body, the glass elements do crank up the weight and make it appreciably heavier than the very svelte 55-200mm version.
That aside, this is a very sophisticated optic with fantastic performance where it matters. At the price I paid it represents very good value - RRP is a slightly different story.
Having bought the Nikon D3200 complete with the 18mm - 55mm hit lens it seened good reason to 'extend the focal length' even more. i ordered it via a hong kong mailing address but the courier DHL provided excellent traking info (it arrived 7 days later) as to the quality of the lens i first used it at a wedding taking the most of the shots inside a church building and being restricted to the rear of the building found that i was using the full 300mm more than i expected, all the shots i took were hand held and the results were amazing thanks to the built in stability control, well done Nikon, continue making photography a joy for the user and dissapointment a thing of the past. Great price,quality glass, you can even use this lens for macro if you are prepared to move in & out and not leave all the work to the zoom
Genuine Nikkor product with World Wide guarantee. Price is very competetive. Light weight,fast focus and produces an excellent image.VR makes this lense easy to use hand held. Recommended.
Comfortable and easy to use.
Picture quality great on all focal lengths.
Great quality, just what you would expect from Nikon.
Feels robust and well made.