|AF||Autofocus lens with mechanical transmission of the aperture value to the camera. Designed for Nikon SLR cameras equipped with built-in motor. The autofocus will not be available with the rest of Nikon 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.|
|Position in the lineup|
|Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR||Aug 2006||⊗|
|Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm F/4-5.6G||Aug 2000||⊗|
|Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm F/4-5.6D ED||Mar 1998||⊗|
|Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm F/4-5.6D||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||34.3°-8.2° (35mm full frame)|
|22.8°-5.4° (Nikon APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||13 elements in 9 groups|
|Number of blades:||9|
|Closest focusing distance:||150 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||No motor (Nikon F)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||No|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø74 x 116.5 mm|
|Filter size:||62 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is plastic.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera. Full-Time Manual Focus is not available.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 62 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 does not feature optical image stabilizer. It is a significant disadvantage for a lens of such class - the need for image stabilization only grows with increasing of focal length. In order to obtain sharp images with this lens, you will need to use a tripod or shutter speeds not longer than 1/300 second (at focal length of 300 mm) which may require in some cases increasing the ISO setting and will lead to noisy images.
- The autofocus will not be available with Nikon D40, D40X, D60, D3000-D3400, D5000-D5600 SLR cameras.
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 4 MB|