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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR DX Telephoto Zoom Lens


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Compact 5.5X DX-format telephoto zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element and ED glass is ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. VR II image stabilization for handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and stable video capture.

Model: 2197

  • 5.5X telephoto zoom lens has angle of view equivalent to a focal length of 82.5 to 450mm in FX/35mm format D-SLR
  • Tripod detection mode reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod
  • HRI (High Refractive Index) lens element is essential to keeping the lens compact while offering high contrast even at maximum aperture
  • 2 extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements effectively minimize chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduces flare
  • Minimum focus distance to 4.6 ft. at all focal lengths
  • Rounded 9-blade diaphragm renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas
  • 55-300mm focal length
  • f/4.5 maximum aperture
  • f/22 (at 55mm), f/29 (at 300mm) minimum aperture
  • 17 lens element in 11 group
  • 28°50' - 5°20' picture angle
  • 0.28x maximum reproduction ratio
  • Autofocus w/ Silent Wave Motor and manual focus
  • Aperture control via camera Command Dial
  • Filter attachment size: 58mm screw-on


  • Snap-on type lens hood
  • Snap-on front lens cap
  • Rear lens cap
  • Soft lens case

Size: 3" diameter x 4 3/4"L

Weight: 18.7 oz.


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Love this lens!  

Review by: OrcaWatcher    Washington 19 Dec 2013
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What's not so great?
This lens has brought the envy out of my fellow friends and whale watchers. With my D5200 I get about a 480 reach from this. Even in low light, I still get great pictures at it's full length. I've never had problems with the AF being too slow. I highly recommend this lens!

5 of 5 shoppers found the above review helpful.

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR DX Zoom Lens  

Review by: MonroeTS    Missouri 26 Aug 2013
What's great about it?
Nikon Optics
What's not so great?
Price and Soft at all focal lengths AF is super slow
A far lesser quality lens than I would ever expect from a Nikon product. This lens is extremely slow to focus and the photos are soft at all focal lengths. The optics are clear as one would expect from Nikon. The images are just not to the crisp quality I would expect from Nikon. I am using it on a D90 body and it has great features with the ED Lens's VR tech. The zoom has more play than I like, as well as the focus. I tried multiple combinations and still got softer than average photos. I would expect a little more from Nikon.

5 of 6 shoppers found the above review helpful.

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