Black Friday Sale 70-300 Nikon Af Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens + Hood
Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens
- F Mount Lens/FX Format
- Aperture Range: f/4 to 32
- Super Integrated Lens Coating
- Auto and Manual Focus
- Minimum Focus Distance: 4.9′
- Filter Diameter: 62mm
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- UPC – 018208019281
- MFR # – 1928
The AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens from Nikon is a great solution if you are looking for a versatile telephoto zoom for FX- or DX-format DSLRs that’s easy to carry and compact enough to keep on your camera as you wander the streets or hillsides. Lightweight, comfortable and easy to use with a wide zoom ring, this lens is effective for portraiture and for magnifying distant subjects. On DX-format cameras, its 35mm focal length equivalence is 105-450mm.
Built-in aperture control enables simple auto exposure or manual setting from the camera body. Autofocus is quick and accurate on most Nikon cameras and a ring on the front of the barrel provides precise manual focus control. The minimum focus distance is 4.9′ throughout the zoom range. Nikon’s Super Integrated Lens Coating improves light transmission and reduces flare and ghosting for sharp, high contrast photos and video.
Autofocus is not supported by DSLRs lacking an autofocus motor, such as the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, and D5500 cameras, and the lens may be used with manual focus only. Be sure to check your camera’s lens-compatibility information before selecting a new lens.
- Compact and lightweight 4.3x zoom lens ideal for candids, portraits, travel and sports photography.
- D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure process.
- Super Integrated Lens Coating improves light transmission, reducing ghosting and flare.
- Nine-blade rounded diaphragm helps to create pleasing out-of-focus highlights.
- Focal Length -70 – 300mm -Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 105 – 450 mm
- Aperture -Maximum: f/4 – 5.6 -Minimum: f/32
- Camera Mount Type -Nikon F
- Format Compatibility -Nikon FX/35mm Film -Nikon DX
- Angle of View -34° 20′ – 8° 10′
- DX Picture Angle: -22° 50′ – 5° 20′
- Minimum Focus Distance -4.92′ (1.5 m)
- Magnification -0.26x
- Elements/Groups -13/9
- Diaphragm Blades -9, Rounded
- Image Stabilization -No
- Autofocus -Yes
- Tripod Collar -No
- Filter Thread -Front:62 mm
- Dimensions (DxL) -Approx. 2.9 x 4.6″ (7.37 x 11.68 cm)
- Weight -15 oz (425 g)
- Package Weight -1.5 lb
- Box Dimensions (LxWxH) -7.0 x 5.0 x 5.0″
What’s In Box
- Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens
- 62mm Snap-On Lens Cap
- LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
- HB-26 Bayonet Lens Hood
Plan B kit lens
This is a full frame lens so can be used on FX or film cameras as well as crop sensor (DX) cam eras. Constriction is plastic (except for the drive) including the F-mount flange. This means it is not likely to fair well on a drop. It is, however, very light weight and images do seem to be sharp even when zoomed to 300 mm. If you use it on a Nikon DX camera the camera will crop the image to appear like that of a longer focal length by a factor of 1.5. While optically it is still a 70-300 mm lens the images will appear like a 105-450 mm on a DX camera. It is not exceptionally fast so figure on daylight use. No focus motor is built into the lens so your camera must have the internal focus motor (not available on many smaller body Nikon DX cameras). This lens was often included as the second lens in many older Nikon camera kits.Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: mxstacking
Not as good as Sigma
When Nikon, the presumed world leader makes a lens that won't even work on their own D3300 with auto focus, one has to wonder if they are trying to turn their brand into junk. I will buy a new camera body that it will hopefully work on, but until then, I put it in a scrap heap camera bag I will never use. I bought it because I trusted the brand. I won't ever make that mistake again.Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: friendly200
I bought this lens for my home inspection business, and it's perfect for that function. Houses don't move (much), so manual focus is no problem. Low light is seldom an issue, so maximum aperture of 5.6 is OK. It starts going soft at f-stops above f 11 or below f 8, so not a great lens in that regard. It's nice and compact (one reason I chose it), so I can carry it and my camera body, attached, in a small bag. Low light and moving subjects, no. Static subjects in daylight for medium-resolution applications, yes.Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: refurbished | Sold by: bgohling
Great lens for the money!!!
Ordered this product to extend the range of my Nikon D60 camera, knowing that it would be manual focus only, but otherwise fully compatible to the "AF-G" spec. with no aperture ring. This lens does not have an internal focus motor and was intended for some of the older autofocus film cameras and early or higher end digital cameras with focus motors in the camera body. Have only been able to take few test shots with it but I am so far very satisfied with both the picture quality and of the build quality of the lens. Compact for its effective length. Slightly faster aperture that the AF-S version meant for the D40/ D60/ D3000, etc. If you don't mind the manual focus with these cameras, or if you do have a body with a focus motor, I don't believe you could go wrong with this lens.Read full review...
A lens built like a tank!
Very well built lens (Metal not plastic). Older push-pull zoom style has appeal to me. Its autofocus is fast and accurate. It works beautifully with both a DSLR (D300) and an older film cameras (N90s). While it lacks some modern features such as VR and distance communication to the camera, it's used price along with a $117.00 film camera body allows me to safely use a bird lens in a canoe. If it drowns I'm not out big bucks. With an aperture ring I can use it with extension tubes for close focusing. And the aperture ring also allows me to use older tele-converters. Its tripod mounting ring has never gotten in my way and is very helpful in balancing my outfit on a mount. This tripod mount is much easier to use while switching from horizontal to vertical formats and leveling the horizon when using a ball head on a tripod. It also works well with D-TTL and i-TTL flashes. In short, I love this lens!!Read full review...
Great for the price.
All lenses are not created equal, even at the same focal lengths and even by the same company. This lens is great, but doesn't have the vibration reduction technology. You don't know how great it is until you don't have it. But for half the price, or less, this lens is fantastic. At full zoom, you'll likely want to mount it to a tripod, especially if you're not in full daylight shooting. But I do consider it money well spent for the price. If you can't afford the the VR version (like the 55-200mm or 18-200mm), then this is a great lens to work with. Of course, if you have the money to spend, you can get the VR version of this exact focal length, along with VR AND a 2.8 aperature PLUS other upgrades. It'll only cost you about 10 to 15 times the cost of this one. So... yeah.... it's all about what you want to pay for. Mounted to a tripod or shot at very high shutter speed in broad daylight, I've gotten very good results with this lens that I paid under $200 for.Read full review...
A nice addition to average "stock" lens
When you purchase your average camera most will come with a lens in the 18-55 range. Or, offer a discount when you purchase the lens same time as the body. What is nice about this lens is that if your first lens stops around 55-70mm then you add this lens you will have a total range from about 18 to 300mm. (Depending on the lower mm of your first lens) Not too bad, one lens on the camera, one in the bag. Sometimes you just don't want to carry around the whole backpack.
I own a few ed lenses and they are a little sharper and a LOT quicker on the focus. To be honest, dollar for dollar, I think this lens is a better buy then my ED lenses.
On my digital SLR there are 5 focus areas, this lens has a tendency to pick one of the focus areas that I was not looking for. It seems as if it is adjusting focus just a bit too much.
One big benefit is the weight. For it's size this lens very light. This matters is you are going on a long trip and want to take a half dozen lenses.
If limited by funds, or if you take your photography as a serious hobby, a step above the average but not a professional obsession then this is the lens for you.Read full review...
Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G Nikkor Lens
As far as Nikon/Nikkor lens' go... this is a great lens! This particular lens was created for 35mm cameras, but it works okay with digital cameras too. The only problem I found is that some of the auto focus touch points don't work with the digital and some of my pictures came out a little grainy. Also, this is a Green tinted lens, so your color is going to be a bit off, but its great for natural light and night time photography. It is a GREAT lens for your 35mm and it will work with your digital SLR as long as you don't mind that it doesn't work to its full potential. For those with just a digital SLR, this is an inexpensive way and a great lens to see what being able to focus at the 300 distance and why its a good investment to be $400 on a lens made specifically for digital SLRs. However, having both digital AND 35mm, This lens is a must in the 35mm SLR photographers collection!Read full review...
Inexpensive lens for Nikon
Supposed to be auto focus, but only on some models of Nikon cameras. Auto focus does not work on my D3200. Other than that, it is a really handy lens. Small and light for a 300 mm zoom lens.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: tri-state-camera
Good telephoto pics, easy to use, great price on ebay
Crisp pics, easy to use. We bought this camera to take pictures of birds in our lake, neighborhood. We live on a protected wildlife preserve in FL. Fun.
Bought on ebay for a great price.
>Don't recommend for video except with a tripod.Read full review...
Tripod, good light and 100 bucks required.
I like the included lens hood. The 62mm skylight filter was USD 12. Very light lens. Slower lens than I am used to. Auto focusing is sluggish.
I bought this lens for one picture of a Great Blue Heron which feeds in a nearby lake. I ended up with a series of pictures, which are amazing but not high enough quality for large enlargements. Tripod and good light is required above 150mm.
I have had good results however using flash for shots indoors. Flash shots of my children receiving awards etc., where you normally can’t get up close. I will keep this lens until I replace it with a fast 135mm or so fixed focal length.
In general the pictures are fine for small prints but still look a bit flat in contrast and lack sharpness.
I compared this zoom at 100mm to my f1.4 50mm Nikkor with a 2x converter. The results bear out my suspicions about contrast and sharpness. I also gain an f stop! Not surprising really – you get what you pay for - 400 bucks beat 100 bucks!
So – did I waste 100 bucks? No – It was one of my cheaper lessons!Read full review...
Auto & Manual
|Focal Length Type||
Telephoto, Zoom lens