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


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


Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2006.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 70-300 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4,5-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 70 mm the lens brightness is f/4,5 and at 300 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 67 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HB-15".
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price (more info)
Has a built-in image stabilizer
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens has no tripod mount
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2006
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4,5-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4,5 at 70 mm
f/5,6 at 300 mm
(Read more)
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 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  105-450 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
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Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 17 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, VR II
Closest Focusing Distance:150 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood:
HB-15(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):80 x 143 mm
Vikt:725 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)589 USD
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
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Text from Nikon:"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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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
bythom.com
http://www.bythom.com/70300VRlens.htm
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/nikon-af-s-nikkor-4-5-5-6-70-300-mm-vr-g-ed-an-nikon-d700-1041263,923.html
 
fotosidan.se
http://www.fotosidan.se/reviews/viewreviews.htm?ID=13743
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=315&sort=7&cat=28&page=2
 
kenrockwell.com
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/70-300-vr.htm
 
nikonglass.blogspot.com
http://nikonglass.blogspot.com/2008/03/nikkor-afs-70-300mm-f45-56g-vr.html
 
robdphotos.blogspot.ca
http://robdphotos.blogspot.ca/2012/05/nikon-af-s-nikkor-70-300mm-f45-56g-if.html
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/nikon-slr-lenses-40/telephoto-zoom-slr-lenses-69/113-nikon-70-300mm-f45-56g-ed-if-af-s-vr-zoom.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR
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