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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55 - 300 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

(High Power Zoom Lens)
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NIKON AF-S DX NIKKOR 55 - 300 MM

This 55 - 300 mm Nikon lens is a super-telephoto high power zoom lens designed to serve all your photographic needs. This high performance lens is capable of delivering high quality images.

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    Design

    • Lens
      55 - 300 MM
    • 17 Elements
      In 11 Groups
    • 2 ED
      Glass Elements
    • 1 HRI
      Element
    • Lens Cap
      Snap-On Type

    Compact and lightweight, this Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55 - 300 mm lens is comprised of 17 elements in 11 groups. It features 2 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements and a high refractive index (HRI) element. The lens comes with 58mm filter attachment size, snap-on front and rear lens caps, flexible lens pouch, and a bayonet hood.

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    Features

    • Nikon VR
      Technology
    • SWM For
      Silent Operation
    • SIC For
      Clear Pictures

    Nikon's Vibration Reduction image stabilization technology reduces lens shake during handheld shooting. The Silent Wave Motor helps to achieve fast and accurate autofocus which operates super silent. The Super Integrated Coating ensures that you get clear pictures in low lighting conditions reducing glares and ghosting issues.

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    Performance

    • High Power
      Zoom Lens
    • 300 MM
      Max Focal Length

    This Nikon lens achieves a maximum focal length of 300 mm and a minimum focal length of 55 mm. This DX format high power zoom lens has a minimum f/stop range between 22 to 29. For maximum efficiency, this Nikon lens achieves a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.28x.

Compatible Filters for Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55 - 300 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens (High Power Zoom Lens)

Hoya:  52 mm HD Ultra Violet, 52 mm Pro1 Digital Circular Polarizer, 58 mm Circular Polarizer, Digital Filter kit 58 mm
Marumi:  55 mm Ultra Violet Haze
Nisi:  52 mm Circular Polarizer, 58 mm Ulta Violet
Kenko:  58 mm Ultra Violet Protector, Zeta Protector (W) 52 mm
Rollei:  PDG (Pro Digital Grade) 58mm

Specifications of Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55 - 300 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens (High Power Zoom Lens)

In the Box
Sales Package Front Lens Cap LC-58, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-57, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1020
General
Brand Nikon
Name High Power Zoom
Model AF-S DX NIKKOR 55 - 300 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Type Zoom
Filter Attachment Size 58 mm
Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format 28° 50′ - 5° 20′
Minimum f/stop F/22-29
Lens Cap Snap-on
Lens Hood HB-57
Lens Case CL-1020
Lens Features
Lens Construction (Elements/Groups) 17 Elements in 11 Groups (2 ED Glasses)
Lens Format DX
Performance Features
Maximum Focal Length 300 mm
Minimum Focal Length 55 mm
Aperture with Max Focal Length f/4.5 - 5.6
Aperture with Min Focal Length f/22 - 29
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.4 m
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.28x
Additional Features
Other Specifications Nikon F-Bayonet Mount Type, 5.5x Zoom Ratio, Compatible Formats (DX, FX in DX Crop Mode), 9 Diaphragm Blades, Distance Information, Super Integrated Coating, Autofocus, Internal Focusing, Focus Mode (Auto / Manual), Screw-on Filter Type
Dimensions
Dimensions 76.5 x 123 mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight 530 g
Warranty
Warranty 2 Years
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★★★★★
★★★★★
06 Jan 2013
THE BEST for an amateur

If you are an amateur and have the money, blindly go for this lens. Yes I know you may be tempted by cheaper offerings from Tamron, Sigma or even the uber cheap Nikon AF 70-300, but if you can afford, this is the best for an amateur. I have personally used both the Tamron and Sigma, 70-300 variants for more than a month (borrowed from friends). What I sorely missed in them is the VR. If you cross 200, its absolutely impossible to take handheld pictures with them. Besides, after crossing 200, pictures become visibly soft, specially at the corners. Colour fringing is pretty evident in both of... ()

If you are an amateur and have the money, blindly go for this lens. Yes I know you may be tempted by cheaper offerings from Tamron, Sigma or even the uber cheap Nikon AF 70-300, but if you can afford, this is the best for an amateur. I have personally used both the Tamron and Sigma, 70-300 variants for more than a month (borrowed from friends). What I sorely missed in them is the VR. If you cross 200, its absolutely impossible to take handheld pictures with them. Besides, after crossing 200, pictures become visibly soft, specially at the corners. Colour fringing is pretty evident in both of...
If you are an amateur and have the money, blindly go for this lens. Yes I know you may be tempted by cheaper offerings from Tamron, Sigma or even the uber cheap Nikon AF 70-300, but if you can afford, this is the best for an amateur. I have personally used both the Tamron and Sigma, 70-300 variants for more than a month (borrowed from friends). What I sorely missed in them is the VR. If you cross 200, its absolutely impossible to take handheld pictures with them. Besides, after crossing 200, pictures become visibly soft, specially at the corners. Colour fringing is pretty evident in both of them. Compared to them, this lens is absolutely a pleasure to use. Even at 300 with lens wide open (at the largest aperture), there is minimal softness. Colour fringing is there but its negligible. And the VR-II system of the lens is absolutely wonderful. I got pretty decent handheld images at 300mm, even at a relatively lower shutter speed (1/30th of a second) at dimming light.

Having said that, there are a couple of weak points in this lens.

1. The minimum focusing distance is 1.4 meters, almost 5 feet. So macro shots are ruled out.
2. Focusing is tad slow. Focus hunts in low light conditions.

Not much of a con out there. The pros far outweigh the cons . So that's my review. Go for it, you won't regret your investment. And if you have even more money to spend, go for the Nikon 70-300mm. Its the best entry- level consumer lens that you can get.

(For you folks out there who can't decide between the Tamron 70-300mm and Sigma 70-300mm, my advice it go for Tamron. Its a tad better. )

100% of 30 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
14 Jun 2013
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55-300 review

I purchased this lens a month ago from Flipkart. Delivery was very good and I received my lens well packed and undamaged.
Those who want to purchase this lens, please remember that this is not an all purpose zoom lens & this is not a pro lens.
This lens works best and gives amazing photos in bright light. Taking handheld photos in low light conditions is difficult & sometimes not possible at all. Ofcourse you can solve this problem by using tripod & remote shutter release. Increasing ISO value is not a good solution since beyond ISO 800, pictures will have substantial amount of...
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I purchased this lens a month ago from Flipkart. Delivery was very good and I received my lens well packed and undamaged.
Those who want to purchase this lens, please remember that this is not an all purpose zoom lens & this is not a pro lens.
This lens works best and gives amazing photos in bright light. Taking handheld photos in low light conditions is difficult & sometimes not possible at all. Ofcourse you can solve this problem by using tripod & remote shutter release. Increasing ISO value is not a good solution since beyond ISO 800, pictures will have substantial amount of...
I purchased this lens a month ago from Flipkart. Delivery was very good and I received my lens well packed and undamaged.
Those who want to purchase this lens, please remember that this is not an all purpose zoom lens & this is not a pro lens.
This lens works best and gives amazing photos in bright light. Taking handheld photos in low light conditions is difficult & sometimes not possible at all. Ofcourse you can solve this problem by using tripod & remote shutter release. Increasing ISO value is not a good solution since beyond ISO 800, pictures will have substantial amount of noise & it will require postprocessing in some software.
Lens gives excellent photographs in 55-200mm range wide open. 200-300mm will give you good photographs, but not always. In this rage, lens loses its sharpness and images become somewhat soft.
This is not a very fast lens. So photographing moving objects in low light conditions will not be possible.
After 200mm, lens shows substantial signs of chromatic aberration (CA) as the object you are focusing on becomes smaller. e.g. You will get less or no CA if you photographs a building, but if you take photo of a bird at same distance & focal length, then you will notice signs of CA.
This lens is not meant for macro photography. Minimum focus distance for this lens is substantially higher than true macro lenses. Hence crop becomes a must.
VRII is good.
This is a DX format lens. So you can not use it with FX format sensors, even though both format cameras have same F-mount. If you are planning to upgrade to FX body in future, then go for 70-300 instead. If used with FX sensor, then images will have vignetting.
Autofocus is slower than my expectations. There is no auto manual override over autfocus. So you have to fiddle with A/M button to change from autofocus to manual focus. This is not a headache as long as you are not doing macro photography of moving objects.
After 135mm, you will notice slight signs of distortion, but this is not a concern at all and is okay for this family of lenses.
Build quality of the lens is good, esp. since this lens has metal mount, so it will stand good wear and tear. 55-200 lens has a plastic mount and it wears down easily if lenses are interchanged regularly. So with metal mount, this lens is good.
Using manual focus is bit harder and focus ring is at a bit odd location. But you can overcome this by practice.
Just from some tests I did with this lens, i found out that at full 300mm focus, good images are produced beyond shutter speed of 1/60 or faster. Slower than 1/60 and images can even be unusable sometimes.
But all in all, this lens is very good at this price point. Do buy it. You will love the images it produces. I hope my review gives you an unbiased idea about how the lens is and helps you make your choice.

100% of 19 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
13 Sep 2012
An Excellent Buy for Budding Photographers

I'm using Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm lens, with which I'm limited to short range in terms of Zoom. So I bought 55-300 from Nikon, keeping an idea that I could have range from 18-300(18-55 & 55-300). It's rightly priced for the kind of quality it gives. My expectations were far exceeded with this lens. The sharpness above 250mm is bit disappointing but with regular practice one can overcome that. I faced that problem initially and now I'm feeling far better with the kind of sharpness I'm able to achieve through this lens. One should have good amount of experience in working with zoom lens... ()

I'm using Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm lens, with which I'm limited to short range in terms of Zoom. So I bought 55-300 from Nikon, keeping an idea that I could have range from 18-300(18-55 & 55-300). It's rightly priced for the kind of quality it gives. My expectations were far exceeded with this lens. The sharpness above 250mm is bit disappointing but with regular practice one can overcome that. I faced that problem initially and now I'm feeling far better with the kind of sharpness I'm able to achieve through this lens. One should have good amount of experience in working with zoom lens...
I'm using Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm lens, with which I'm limited to short range in terms of Zoom. So I bought 55-300 from Nikon, keeping an idea that I could have range from 18-300(18-55 & 55-300). It's rightly priced for the kind of quality it gives. My expectations were far exceeded with this lens. The sharpness above 250mm is bit disappointing but with regular practice one can overcome that. I faced that problem initially and now I'm feeling far better with the kind of sharpness I'm able to achieve through this lens. One should have good amount of experience in working with zoom lens to extract the best from this 55-300mm lens. Don't expect to get good shots right from the word go, give a bit of practice and I'm sure you will be in love with this product. Good Luck!!!

100% of 14 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
21 Dec 2011
Its the practical lens to own

I have purchased this lens from US on Thanksgiving day. It comes with 1 year world wide warranty 4 years Limited US warranty. This lens is for photographers who can't afford the costly 70-300mm FX lens. I have a combination of 18-55mm VR 55-300mm VRII for my Nikon D5100.

This is the most practical combination one can have for casual clicking.

92% of 26 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
20 Dec 2011
first to review
A very Good Lense

I've been using this lense for about an year now. i'm highly satisfied with the performance and the picture quality of this lens. Had purchased it from US. I used this lense for some portrait pics, pics in a marriage.. an they were really good. the lens is stable, picture quality is good and comparatively, pretty fast at auto focus. Photos come really good and distinct colors when shooting both indoor and outdoor..

94% of 16 users found this review helpful.

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