Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Lens

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Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
AF Nikkor Lens

Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Nikkor LensIf you can live with an f11 aperture for superb quality, the 300mm focal length, should work for you. A better label would be for Nikon call this lens an f4-5.6, but a f5.6-f8, and the setting should not provide for any larger apertures (set your camera to f/11 in aperture priority when you shoot with this lens). Furthermore, in low light it It is awfully slow to focus, if it focuses at all (fireworks are the worst); in poor lighting you should manual focus.

A condensed feather weight lens, this is a 4.3x AF lens that zooms and is perfect for sports, travel, portrait photography and candid shots. (Not ED Series, Not VR)

If your principal intention is to shoot images in low light environments such as concerts and weddings, then buy the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR or 80-200mm f/2.8 in its place. If you require a low light, fast lens, this is not the one.

Like everything else on this lens the mount is plastic, I'd say it's not the most robust lens in the Nikkor lineup ✓

Features

Lightweight 4.3X telephoto zoom lens for SLR's that set aperture from Command Dial

AF-S Autofocus lens featuring a Silent wave, coreless, integrated, focus motor (unwrapped in 1996). Basically an updated AF-I Autofocus-Silent sporting a "Silent Wave Motor" (ultrasonic) to focus near silently and fast.

D- Distance. Denoted after the  f-number. It signifies the lens has the capacity to use Nikon's 3D Matrix Metering on camera bodies where it is supported.

DX - NIKKOR - Compact and lightweight Nikon DX lenses feature a lesser image circle and are specifically created and optimized for the Nikon D-series, digital SLR camera bodies. An ideal option for photographers and enthusiasts who require shooting of expansive landscapes with Nikon DX DSLR

Two ED- (Extra-low Dispersion Glass Elements)
a necessary element of the Nikon telephoto lens Nikon engineered Extra-low Dispersion optical glass to facilitate the manufacture of lenses that provide superior color correction and sharpness by diminishing chromatic aberrations

FX-format
The leading factor setting the Nikon FX apart from other sensors is the large size of the pixels, which allows for more light collection.

G - labeled after the f-number.
A G-lens contains no aperture ring, therefore aperture may only be electronically controlled by the camera and only autofocus camera bodies featuring function dials have the capacity to control G lenses

RD- Rounded 9 Blade Diaphragm
Soft-focus images of point light resources create accepted polygonal shapes that mirror the form of the cavity produced by the diaphragm blades. 

Lens Includes

Lens CaseCL-S4
Lens HoodHB-26
Supplied AccessoriesHB-26 Hood
62mm lens cap
Rear lens cap
*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.

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Specifications
Overview
Lens styleZoom lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length70 300 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Nikon F (FX)  
Angle of view 34 - 8 - DX Picture Angle: 22 - 5  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F4.0 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F32.0 - F45.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Optical
Total Elements 13  
Number of Groups 9  
Focusing
Minimum focus distance 1.50 m (59.06")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.26 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Screw drive from camera  
Full time manual focus No  
Focusing method Extending front  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight425 g (0.94 lb)  
Lens diameter 74 mm (2.91")  
Overall length 117 mm (4.59")  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, plastic mount  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Power zoom No  
Zoom lock switch No  
Filter thread size 62 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code HB-26  
Tripod collar included No


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