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Nikon AF-S 70-300mm lenses


  • 70-300mm lenses are mainly designed for enthusiasts for bushwalks, travel, etc and are thus designed to be relatively light weight with mainly plastic construction
  • if you are happy to accept the compromises in aperture and image quality, consider the more versatile Nikon AF-S 28-300mm lenses or better still get a more compact, lighter, less expensive Micro Four Thirds system which may give even better image quality across the frame, especially at 300mm.

new Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4-5.6G VR lens

  • 2006 model, updating the old non-VR AF-S version, importantly for such a lens, adding image stabiliser


Image courtesy of Ken Rockwell


  • “2-3EV” VR
  • 17 elements, 12 groups incl. 2ED
  • 9 rounded blades
  • 67mm filters
  • 5'/1.5 m close focus giving 1:4
  • 26.2 oz./745g
  • 80 x 143.5 mm


non-VR predecessors

  • AF-S 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
  • AF-D 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED
photo/nikonafs70-300.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/11 14:06 by gary1

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