Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G ED VR


Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G ED VR


Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G ED VR
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2010.
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 designed and meant for Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 55-300 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 82-450 mm on your Nikon 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.
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Read more about focal length and your field of view
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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 55 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 58 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-57".
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Pictures (product and sample images)
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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 DX 55-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G ED VR
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G 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
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G ED VR (See dictionary)
Release date: 2010
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:
Designed for APS-C cameras (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 55 mm
f/5,6 at 300 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 55-300 mm
This is a "DXlens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 82-450 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 17 elements / 11 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, VR II
Closest Focusing Distance:140 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 58 mm
Lens Hood:
HB-57(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):76 x 123 mm
Vikt:530 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)399 USD
 
 
Product Page (Nikon):
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Text from Nikon:"Compact 5.5X DX-format telephoto zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element and ED glass is Ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. VR II image stabilization for handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and stable video capture.

Compact DX-format zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element, ED glass and VR II image stabilization Expanded photo and video opportunities that´s designed to bring the action closer to the photographer.

Nikon VR II 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.

HRI (High Refractive Index) Lens Element
HRI lens element is essential to keeping the lens compact while offering high contrast even at maximum aperture.

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.

Minimum focus distance to 4.6 feet at all focal lengths

5.5X Telephoto Zoom lens
Ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. Angle of view equivalent to a focal length of 82.5 to 450mm in FX/35mm format D-SLR.

Tripod Detection Mode
Reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod.

2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Effectively minimizes chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduces flare.

Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/nikon-af-s-dx-nikkor-55-300mm-f-4-5-5-6g-ed-vr-14570
 
fotoguiden.se
http://www.fotoguiden.se/artiklar/test_nya_telezoomar-250.html
 
kenrockwell.com
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/55-300mm.htm
 
 
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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 DX 55-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G ED VR
Sample pictures taken with Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4,5-5,6 G ED VR
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