Nikon AF-S 70-300mm VR lens - A compact telephoto zoom
With a 4.3x zoom range the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR lens is able to reach out and capture those subjects that are far off in the distance. Perfect for use on all Nikon DLRs, this lens offers an equivalent zoom of 105-450mm, a great longer zoom lens to pair with your wider standard lens to consolidate your kit.
VR stabilisation - no need for further support
The use of telephoto lenses has traditionally called for additional support in the form of a tripod or monopod. Thanks to the built-in VR II stabiliser in the 70-300mm this is not the case in most circumstances. With the ability to shoot at up to 2.5 stops slower than generally possible without ruining your shots with camera shake. This means you can zoom right out to your kids in the playground and take sharp hand-held shots and you can continue shooting even as the lighting conditions get a little bit darker.
Focus that is smooth, silent and fast enough for stills & videos
Take advantage of this long zoom range for your photographs as well as videos and rest assured this lens will attain accurate focus. Autofocus is quick and silent and importantly for video shooting, it is very smooth. All of these qualities are the result on the included Silent Wave motor, a very worthy addition to this well-rounded lens.
Excellent engineering - a high-quality compact telephoto lens
Maintaining a compact size is essential to the appeal of this telephoto zoom lens. Part of the reason this is possible is the inclusion of internal focussing. This feature allows for the lens to maintain the same size when focussing, which also gives it a decent closest focus of just 4.9 feet, which is very good for a lens of such zoom.
Optically the Nikon 70-300mm performs well throughout the zoom range, delivering sharp, detailed images with minimal chromatic aberrations, which are counteracted by the inclusion of Extra-low dispersion glass elements.