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

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The Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm telephoto lens combines affordability and performance for exceptional results time after time. Ideal for beginners wanting to bring their photography up a notch, or more experienced photographers looking for extra versatility. It also features vibration reduction for sharper images.

Key benefits:

  • The high-powered 5.5x DX zoom and super-telephoto reach gets you closer to the action than ever before for stunningly detailed shots.

  • A flexible 55-300mm focal length (35 mm equivalent 82.5-450mm) gives you the versatility to take the shots you want, when you want.

  • Vibration Reduction II (VR II) image stabilisation lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 4 stops slower. Perfect for low light photography or catching fast moving subjects in razor-sharp detail.

  • Two ED (extra low dispersion) glass elements and an HRI (high refractive index) element ensure outstanding optical performance with minimal lens flare and colour distortion.

  • The SWM (silent wave motor) gives you fast, smooth and quiet autofocus so you can get on with capturing stunning images.

  • A weather-sealed mount protects the lens from dust and water.

  • For use with DX format SLR cameras

Please note: Nikon DX lenses are primarily designed for use on cameras with an APS-C size sensor. When used on full-frame cameras, vignetting may occur.

L123 x Dia.76.5mm
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Produces excellent pictures as a good memory Easy to use and produces excellent pictures that reflect the situation. Light and easy to apply to camera. Good value for money. 12 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great quality and variation of image type This camera is really easy to use and gets some great shots with a great variety of settings to change the mood and feel of your images. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in starting an interest in photography. 21 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product I have been using this lens a lot and have been very pleased with the outcome. 21 September 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Go for the 70-300mm I've been using this lens for quite a while now and the main issue I find with this lens is its sharpness. I can't comment on the other reviewers experiences but for me, at the extreme zoom end, my pictures become quite soft. I have found quite a few others share this issue online. One recommendation I've seen is to increase the f stop (reduce the aperture) which may bring some sharpness back but I have yet to try this. If this doesn't work I'll be looking for a new lens quite soon. At the price point this lens may look tempting, but I would advise to avoid it. A better beginner/starter lens would be the Nikon 70-300mm, a little more money to begin with but, you'll save money by not upgrading to a better lens in the near future and have more fun by not having shot after shot turn out soft. 14 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Product This lens does all that it should, the sharpness at the top end of the zoom is remarkable, It is well made and an excellent step up from the 18-55mm kit lens. The staff gave excellent advice. 23 August 2012
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