Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR Specifications

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Name Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR

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Manufacturer Nikon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2006
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Lens Type
Lens Type Telephoto Zoom Lens
Zoom or Prime Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Mount and Compatibility
Mount Nikon (see compatible cameras)
Compatibility Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Closest Focusing Distance 150 cm
Autofocus (AF) Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture f/4,5-5,6
The lens aperture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4,5 at 70 mm
f/5,6 at 300 mm
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Elements: 17 elements / 12 groups
Focal Range: 70-300 mm

Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  • 70-300 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 105-450 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
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Diameter 80 mm
Length 143 mm
Weight 725 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Image stabilization Yes, VR II
Filter Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood HB-15 (included)
Tripod mount No (Read more)
Weather sealing No

Product description from Nikon

At launch 2006 Nikon wrote this regarding Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR :

"This high-power, high-performance 4.3x telephoto zoom with VR image stabilization lens allows better hand-held telephoto shooting ED glass.

High-power 4.3x Telephoto Zoom-Nikkor lens approximates the picture angle performance of a 105-450mm lens on 35mm SLR.

Two Nikon Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements deliver superior optical performance for both digital and 35mm photography. ED glass minimizes chromatic aberrations, contributing to superb contrast and resolution performance.

Focus as close as 4.9 ft throughout entire zoom range.

A Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast and quiet auto focusing, along with quick switching between auto focus and manual operation (M/A and M).

67mm filter attachment size.

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) 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.

Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range.

Non-rotating front element provides for convenient use of circular polarizing filters and the Nikon Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.

A nine-blade rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural. "

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