Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

399.95

Key features

High-powered 5.5x DX zoom lens with super-telephoto reach.

Flexible 55-300mm focal length (35 mm equivalent 82.5-450mm).

Vibration Reduction II (VR II) stabilization system. Lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 3.0* stops slower.

Two ED (Extra low Dispersion) glass elements and one HRI (High Refractive Index) element ensure outstanding optical performance.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, quiet autofocus.

Weather-sealed mount protects the lens from dust or water.

 

Description

High-powered zoom lens with super-telephoto reach for use with Nikon’s DX-format SLRs. Designed to make it easy to shoot stunning close-ups, the Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR offers a 5.5x zoom and versatile 55-300 mm focal range. Nikon’s second-generation Vibration Reduction system delivers sharp results, even for hand-held telephoto shots. Great value for money, this lens is ideal for entry-level SLR users as well as for more experienced photographers who want a second lens to increase their zoom range.

All-in-one zoom for superb super-telephoto shooting

This powerful zoom lens lets DX-format D-SLR users reach 300mm super-telephoto with clarity and sharpness, thanks to built-in VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization. In addition, the new High Refractive Index (HRI) lens—a first for the NIKKOR lineup—achieves clear, high-contrast images at every aperture and focal length yet contributes to making the lens body slim and compact. A practical, versatile lens, the Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is ideal for those who want a single lens that can handle just about any shooting opportunitiy.

Super-telephoto capability in a compact lens

The compact Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, with its High Refractive Index (HRI) lens element and 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements, lets you easily capture far off images, bringing all the action up close. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.0 stops of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.

Advanced performance

Nikon technology for stunning photos

The Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR continues Nikon’s tradition of advancing imaging technology. In addition to VR II image stabilization, it features some of Nikon’s latest lens technologies: Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for precise, fast, ultra-quiet autofocus operation, Super Integrated Coating (SIC) for enhanced performance in low-light and minimizing ghosting and flare, Tripod Detection Mode for reducing vibrations during tripod shooting and more.

Vibration Reduction

A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.

Silent Wave Motor

AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.

ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

HRI

HRI stands for High Refractive Index Lens. With a refractive index of more than 2.0, one HRI lens can offer effects equivalent to those obtained with several normal glass elements and can compensate for both field curvature and spherical aberrations. Therefore, HRI lenses achieve great optical performance in an even more compact body.

A-M

A-M stands for Auto-Manual Mode. Thanks to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is realized in the same way as users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.

Specifications

Focal length 55-300mm (35mm format equivalent 82.5-450mm)
Maximum aperture f/4.5-5.6
Minimum aperture f/22-29
Lens construction 17 elements in 11 groups (with 2 ED glass elements and one HRI lens element)
Angle of view 28°50’-5°20’
Closest focus distance 1.4m/4.6ft.
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.28x
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Focusing AF with built-in SWM and Manual focus
Focus modes A and M
Filter/attachment size 58mm
Diameter x length Approx. 76.5 x 123mm
Weight Approx. 530g / 18.7oz.