This portable and lightweight lens combines superb optical performance with a 4.3x zoom, giving you the freedom to explore a range of photographic styles. Featuring our advanced Vibration Reduction image stabilisation and Silent Wave Motor (SWM) autofocusing system, this well balanced lens produces crisp photos even when shooting without a tripod.
The 70-300mm focal length of the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED is an ideal upgrade from standard zoom lenses, offering endless photographic possibilities. Use it to capture gorgeous portraits and telephoto shots without changing your lens. You can even focus from as close as 1.5m throughout the entire zoom range to produce incredibly detailed close-ups. Across its entire range, the lens is designed to offer astounding edge-to-edge sharpness for photos and HD videos alike.
The AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED is engineered to complement our high-resolution FX and DX-format DSLRs. Its Extra-low Dispersion glass elements minimise chromatic aberrations for superior contrast in any lighting. Our Silent Wave Motor (SWM) allows this zoom lens to achieve fast and precise autofocus while remaining quiet. A handy M/A mode enables seamless switching from autofocus to manual focus with no time lag.
Handheld photo and video shooting is effortless with this remarkably well-balanced and lightweight lens. Our Vibration Reduction image stabilisation reduces camera shake – providing a 2.5-stop* performance boost for optimal clarity at long range or in low-light conditions.
* Based on CIPA Standard. The value is achieved when: DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
4.3x, 70-300mm telephoto zoom (picture angle, when used with Nikon DX format digital SLRs is equivalent to a 105-450mm on a 35mm format SLR)
The VRII minimizes camera shake by offering the equivalent of a shutter speed 4 stops faster. Normal and Active modes are available
Two ED glass elements
The SWM enables fast and quiet autofocusing, and smooth switching between autofocus and manual operation
Two focus modes are available — M/A and M
The IF design provides a constant lens length and eliminates rotation of the front lens element, facilitating the use of circular polarizing filters
Nine-blade rounded diaphragm opening
Lens Construction (Elements/Groups)
17/12 (2 ED glass elements)
Picture Angle with 35mm (135) format
34°20’ - 8°10’
Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format
22°50’ - 5°20’
32 - 40
Closest focusing distance
1.5m (through the entire focal range)
Maximum reproduction ratio
Filter Attachment Size
Dimensions (approx.) (from the cameraâ€™s lens mounting flange)
80 x 143.5mm
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area)
Front lens cap LC-67, Rear lens cap LF-1, Bayonet hood HB-36, Flexible lens pouch CL-1022
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