Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
$497
70-300 mm
autofocus 4.3x zoom lens
f/4.5-5.6
variable aperture
  • Nikon VR Image stabilized
  • Nikon AF-S Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"This is a great zoom lens that raises the bar on the 70 - 200mm at the refurb price"

bhphotovideo.com

"Super background blur for a lens of this speed and yes the VR helps"

bhphotovideo.com

"It is quite a heavy lens but this doesn't detract from its overall useability"

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D750, Nikon D5 and Nikon D810A.

Nikon D750
28.8 - 6.8°
horizontal angle of view
70-300mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D3400, Nikon D7200 and Nikon D5600.

Nikon D3400
19.1 - 4.5°
horizontal angle of view
107-459.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Nikon VR
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
300 mm
Zoom range Above average zoom range Help
4.3x

The Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Small diameter Help
79 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$496.95
Weight Very light Help
0.7 kg
Length Quite short Help
142 mm
Min focal length Excellent wide angle lens Help
70 mm

Cons

The Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/4.5
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

The Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED vs other Digital camera lenses

Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
300 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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70 mm
Max focal length
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300 mm
above average above average
Zoom range
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4.3x
above average above average
Magnification
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1:4 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
Help
f/4.5
below average below average
Wide minimum
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f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/40
unique unique

Features

Auto focus
Help
Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
Help
Nikon AF-S
Image stabilization
Help
Nikon VR
unique unique
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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142 mm
Diameter
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79 mm
Filter size
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67 mm
Weight
Help
0.7 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
Help
28.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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6.9°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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19.5°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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4.6°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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34.3°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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8.2°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
Help
19.1°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
Help
4.5°
above average above average
Wide vertical
Help
12.9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
Help
3°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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22.9°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
Help
5.4°
above average above average

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DiscussionWhat do you think about the Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens?

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Ivanna (5:55 PM, December 17, 2014)
Hi! is this lens compatible with the Nikon D3000?
 
Kim (1:29 PM, October 05, 2014)
Nikon 70-300mm VR lens is well over $350. It's good and great lens. It's not inexpensive.
 
Avatar for Sherryann Sherryann (6:02 AM, June 13, 2014)
Is this a good inexpensive lens for the Nikon D7100?