Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with F(FX) Mount
What type of photography is the Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades
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| No Weather Sealing
| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR has a maximum diameter of 80mm and total length of 144mm when not extended. It weighs 745g / 26.3 oz.
Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR has a filter thread of 67mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR:
Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR has a focal range of 70-300mm and 4.3X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 105 - 450mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G 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 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.5m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Telephoto Zoom type Nikon F mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 70mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 300mm .
Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 12 groups . Special elements used in this design is 2 ED glass elements.
Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G 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-36.
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