Product Highlights
  • f/4.5 - f/40 Aperture Range
  • 18/14 (Elements/Groups)
  • Full-Frame Format
  • IS Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Near Silent Autofocus
  • Dust & Water Resistant
  • F Mount
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Overview

Nikon's prized handheld tele zoom, evolved.

Nikon proudly presents an update to its versatile full-frame 70-300mm tele zoom with improvements to image quality, autofocus, speed, VR image stabilization and more. The lens strikes an outstanding balance between size, zoom power and Vibration Reduction, making it a great choice for handheld photos and videos of sports, action, concerts, weddings, wildlife and more. Whether you shoot an FX or DX camera, the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR frees you to shoot on-the-go from nearly any distance.
 

Key Features:

  • Capture sports, wildlife, concerts, landmarks and more with phenomenal clarity and precision
  • Advanced optics and telephoto field of view are great for still and HD video
  • Ultra-fast, near silent autofocus powered by a stepping motor (AF-P)
  • VR image stabilization ensures sharp photos, steady videos and enhances low-light capabilities

Powerful reach, beautiful results

The AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR is an advanced lens that draws peak performance from Nikon's latest generation of FX and DX cameras. Its versatile 70–300mm focal length range (105–450mm on DX cameras) is great for everything from portraits to close-ups of nature and wildlife.
 
 
 AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR photo of a kayaker in white water
 

Faster, quieter focusing

The AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR incorporates Nikon's stepping motor (AF-P) for faster, quieter focusing that's ideal for fast action and video recording.
 

Softly blurred backgrounds

With an f/5.6 maximum aperture at 300mm and a nine-blade rounded diaphragm, the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR produces a soft, round bokeh blur that beautifully complements its telephoto perspective.
 

Designed for comfort and piece of mind

Dust- and drip resistant and silky smooth zoom control

The lens is sealed to protect against dust and water droplets letting you follow your passion wherever it leads. The AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR's large, comfortable zoom ring provides optimal torque for smooth, even zooming across the entire range.
 

Precise optical performance

Close focusing and consistent high-speed shooting

Get as close as 3.9 feet from your subject with a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.25x for dazzling close-ups at 300mm. A specialized electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism (E) operates in precise sync with the camera's shutter for reliable exposure control during high-speed sequences.

 

  • A/M

    A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. With conventional D/G type lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated by mechanical linkage levers.
  • ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

    An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
  • IF Lens

    A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
  • M/A

    Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
  • Pulse Motor

    Nikon's "P" series of NIKKOR lenses use a pulse motor (utilizing stepping motors) to focus smoother and quieter than previous drive systems. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.
  • Vibration Reduction

    A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.

 

What's Included

AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR

  • LC-67 Snap-on Front Lens Cap 67mm
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-82 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-1022 Soft Lens Case

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Product Specifications

Detailed Specifications
 Mount Type

Nikon F-Bayonet 
Built-in CPU

 Focal Length Range 70 - 300 mm
 Zoom Ratio 4.3 x
 Maximum Aperture f/ 4.5-5.6
 Minimum Aperture f/ 32-40 
 Format FX/35mm
 Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 22°50'
 Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) 5°20'
 Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 34°20'
 Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) 8°10'
 Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.25 x
 Lens Elements 18
 Lens Groups 14
 Compatible Format(s) FX
DX
 VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes
 Diaphragm Blades 9
 ED Glass Elements 1
 Super Integrated Coating Yes
 Autofocus Yes
Autofocus controlled by stepping motor; separate focus ring for manual focus
 AF-P (Pulse Motor) Yes
 Internal Focusing Yes
 Minimum Focus Distance 3.94  ft.  ( 1.2 m)
From focal plane at all zoom positions
 Focus Mode Auto/Manual
 E-type Yes
 Filter Size 67 mm
 Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
 Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 3.2  in.  (80.5  mm)  x  5.7  in.  (146  mm)
Distance from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA Guidelines
 Approx. Weight 24  oz.  (680  g)
Based on CIPA Guidelines

Questions & Answers

Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 E ED VR Lens

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