|AF-S||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|DX||The lens is designed only for Nikon APS-C digital SLR cameras.|
|G||The lens has no aperture control ring and only supports electronic aperture control from the camera. G lenses provide distance information to the camera as D-type lenses.|
|ED||The lens incorporates low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|VR||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|Diagonal angle of view:||28.8°-5.4° (Nikon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||17 elements in 11 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||9|
|Closest focusing distance:||140 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Silent Wave Motor|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Stabilizer features:||VR NORMAL|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø76.5 x 123 mm|
|Filter size:||58 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features A - M focus mode switch.
|A||Autofocus mode without manual override.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 58 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread ROTATES during focusing which does not allow convenient use such types of filters which require a specific orientation (f.e. polarizing and gradient).
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/19 second at focal length of 300 mm*).
*) without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
The image stabilizer does not have any specialized mode of operation, but is capable of automatic detection of panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 3 MB|