Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 AF-S G ED IF VR SWM M/A Lens
About this product
|The Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 70 mm - 300 mm Lens weighs in at 26 oz, which allows a photographer to spend hours snapping great pictures without his arms getting tired from lifting a camera with this lens attached. This Nikon camera lens is intended for telephoto shots, but it can still handle close-ups, as it can focus on objects as little as 4.9 ft away. At 3.1-inches in diameter and 5.6-inches long, this Nikon camera lens can slide into nearly any camera bag with ease. The Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 70 mm - 300 mm Lens can accept any 67 mm filter, so creating effects on shots is simple. There is no need to worry about film type or shot conditions, as this telephoto camera lens has a minimum aperture of F/32-40 and a maximum of F/4.5-5.6, which allows its user to adjust to compensate for condition and film variables. A flexible pouch comes with this telephoto camera lens to keep it protected from damage during travel. When taking long-distance pictures, a good telephoto camera lens is in order, the Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 70 mm - 300 mm Lens has the features to fit the needs of most long-distance photographers.|
|Type||Image Stabilization, Telephoto|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||70-300mm|
|Camera Technology||Digital, Film|
Most relevant reviews
- stanuNov 29, 2006by
Very nice zoom lens, not for low light or dark indoor
First, I'm giving this 70-300mm lens a 5 stars rating partly because the price is quite attractive especially the used ones (the G version of the lens is even more cheaper and picture quality isn't too much different with this ED glass version in my opinion).
If your primary objective is to take pictures in low light situation such as wedding and concert, then get the 80-200mm f/2.8 or the 70-200mm VR f/2.8 instead.
Get this lens (or it's cheaper brother the 70-300mm G) by any means unless you already have those alternative and more expensive zoom lenses that I mentioned above.
1. Inexpensive (with the VR version is released, many will sell this one)
2. You can get up close and personal (300mm which is equivalent to 450mm if you attach it to a DSLR)
3. Very sharp and fast in bright light situation (outdoor etc), though it gets a bit softer as you get closer to the 300mm
4. Very light
5. Bokeh is suprisingly good
6. Great for portrait
7. ED glass for better contrast and picture quality
8. Metal mount
1. Though more solid build than the 70-300mm G version, the external part of this lens is still made from plastic. (but I don't think you should care on this)
2. Very bad on low light situation especially if the object is moving/sports photography, but still works fine for long exposure with tripod like photographing fireworks or night light building/city/car lights.
3. Focus seems to be slower on low light situation (focus hunting a bit more)
Bottom line: this lens loves a lot of light.
If you give this lens a lot of light, it will take good care of you.
Last but not least, after you get this lens, go and buy the nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF-D prime lens for $100 or less (equivalent of 75mm if used with DSLR which is very good for portrait and semi-zoom). This is a very fast lens and works extremly well in low light situation even without using flash. This lens will complement your 70-300mm ED lens very very well.
Also check out the 70-300mm G (half the price of ED) and the 70-300mm VR (released Oct 2006). VR feature works really well on static object. If the obect is moving then you will be better off with fast lens like the 50mm f/1.8 AF-D, 80-200mm f/2.8 AF or the 70-200mm VR f/2.8 AF-S
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- coffeebot1Mar 12, 2008by
Backyard Birding Lens
This may well turn out to be one of those bargains of the century. At the right price, a VR 300 is invaluable. I can shoot at the 300mm zoom with only 1/200th. This is also great for soccer, snowball fights, and some indoor telephoto. I don't recommend this for portraits as the minimum distance isn't practical. Using the 1.5 conversion factor, and thinking of this lens as a 105-450, it becomes the poor man's Sports Illustrated zoom.
- ricksaukasFeb 8, 2016Verified purchase - NEWby
This is a fine lens for outdoor shots since it requires good light. That is why I bought it since I am an outdoor photographer for the most part. Great price and brand.
- frazierjsFeb 2, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
A MUST HAVE
This lens is remarkable! The picture quality and zoom/focus speed is OUTSTANDING.
- nads169Jan 8, 2016Verified purchase - NEWby
Lens very easy to install and use.
Very easy to install, focus and zoom.