Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with F(DX) Mount
What type of photography is the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Hood supplied
| Versatile Lens with a Zoom Ratio of 5x
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon F (DX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (DX) lenses are Nikon D3500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D5600.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR has a maximum diameter of 77mm and total length of 123mm when not extended. It weighs 530g / 18.7 oz.
Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR has a filter thread of 58mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR:
Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR has a focal range of 55-300mm and 5.5X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 82.5-450mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.28x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.4m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.28x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Super Telephoto Zoom type Nikon F mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 55mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 300mm .
Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 ED glass elements
- 1 HRI glass element
Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is HB-57.
Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is available in Black color.
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