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AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR

AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR

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Product Number: 2197
Lens Category: Short Tele, Telephoto, Super Tele
Purchase Link: Buy Now at B&H Photo!
List Price (USA): $480
In Production: Yes
Year Launched: 2010
Format: DX (APS-C)
Optical Construction: 17 elements in 11 groups
Min. Focusing Distance (cm): 140
Max. Magnification (x): 0.28
Coating Type: Super Integrated
Special Optical Elements: Extra-Low Dispersion Element(s) (ED), High Refractive Index Element(s)
DX Field of View (deg): 28.5 to 5.2
Max. Aperture: F4.5
Min. Aperture: F22
Number of Aperture Blades: 9
Rounded Aperture Blades: No
Aperture Ring: No
Focus Type: AF-S (Silent wave motor)
Focusing Modes: AF, M
Full-Time AF Override: Yes
Internal Focusing: No
Distance Scale: Yes
Macro: No
Stabilization: Yes
Weather Sealing: Yes
Tripod Collar: No
Internal Zooming: No
Filter Size (mm): 58
Max. Barrel Diameter (mm): 77
Collapsed Length (mm): 123
Weight (g): 580
Hood: HB-57
Case: CL-1020
In the Box: Hood, Soft Case
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2 Reviews

Added this lens to my bag recently and it works great - VR really works well and doesn't seem to cause any grief with battery use. It's not the fastest lens but works well in normal light conditions - if it get's dark, the VR helps with the slower shutter speeds. 

This lens is my goto lens at the moment.  I use it to shoot everything from plays, portraits and some still life photography.  It does take some adjustment for shots but it does great on photographing plays.  At the moment this and the lens that came with my D40x are the only two lens that I own and I will be changing that as soon as I can get just a little bit more money.  Overall I like this lens because my shots are better.  The VR helps a lot because when I first started I had a lot of blurred pictures and through this lens that has not been to much of a problem.