Nikon 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G AF-S VR IF-ED Lens

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The AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED is a high-performance super telephoto zoom lens that has been designed to meet the demands of both digital and 35mm format SLR users. It offers a 4.3x zoom with a range of 70-300mm (105-450mm on a DX Nikon D-SLR) and features ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that ensure superior optical performance. This lens incorporates Nikon’s second-generation vibration reduction system (VR II) that allows flexible hand-held shooting by stabilizing the image to the equivalent extent of using a shutter speed that is four stops faster when compared with a conventional lens (as determined by Nikon performance test). The SWM (Silent Wave Motor) and IF (Internal Focusing) ensure fast and quiet focusing action, and the nine-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend smoothly to produce natural-looking, harmonious backgrounds.

Key Features

4.3x high-power zoom with a range of 70-300mm. Equivalent to 105-450mm when used with a DX format D-SLR camera.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor) enables quiet automatic focusing with quick and convenient switching between autofocus and manual operation.

IF (Internal Focusing) design for fixed lens length and non-rotating front element allows the use of circular polarizing filters and lens-mounted flash accessories.

VR II offers the equivalent stability of a shutter speed that is 2.5* stops faster. Normal Mode counters hand-held vibration and Active Mode reduces mechanically-induced vibrations.

2 ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range while ensuring high resolution and contrast.

Focus options - Automatic with manual override and Manual only.

9-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend together smoothly for natural-looking backgrounds.

67mm diameter filter attachment size (non-rotating).

 *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.


Technical Specifications

Lens Construction: Elements / Groups

17/12 (with 2 ED glass elements)

Maximum reproduction ratio


Number of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded)

Focal length

70-300mm (105-450mm when used with Nikon DX format)

Picture angle

34-8 degrees (22-5 degrees when used with Nikon DX format D-SLR cameras)

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Focus method

Ring SWM

Filter Attachment Size [mm]


Dimensions: Dia x Length (extension from lens mount), [mm]

Approx. 80 x 143.5 (3.1 x 5.6 in.)

Weight [g]



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