Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Zoom-Nikkor Lens

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Description
Lightweight 4.3x telephoto zoom lens for SLR cameras that set aperture from Command Dial on camera body. Ideal lens for candids, travel and sports photography.
Quick Glance
Compatible Camera Mount 35mm SLR Cameras
Max Focal Length 300 mm
Lens Type Telephoto
Max Aperture f/ 4 (Wide), f/ 5.6 (Tele)
Expert Reviews
Nikon AF Zoom NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Oct 5, 2011

The Nikon AF Zoom NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G is a light, low-cost zoom lens. This lens has a very basic feature set, and lacks features found in mid- and high-range lenses such as Extra-low Dispersion glass or Vibration Reduction. It moves through the 70 - 300 mm focal length range with a 4.3x zoom, and on SLR cameras the aperture can be set from the command dial on camera body itself. 9 diaphragm blades are used for a more circular aperture, creating a more clearly defined field-of-view that gives a natural blur to background elements. A Super Integrated Coating reduces internal flares, allowing true colors to be better represented. Distance information is provided on the lens for flash and ambient light processes. Features Focal Length: 70 - 300 mm Zoom: 4.3x Aperture: f/4 - f/32 Angle of View: 5 - 22 deg (DX-format), 8 - 34 deg (FX-format) Compatible Format(s): FX, DX, FX ... PROS: (1) capable of a long range zoom, great for distance shots (2) low price for a zoom lens of this quality (3) operation is very simple, just work two wrings for zoom/focus (4) produces clear, sharp images very consistently ... CONS: (1) some compatibility issues with the autofocus, may need to manually focus (2) no IS or VR, need to make sure you have it on a tripod for a sharp image (3) at 300mm the AF is pretty slow (4) heavy and bulky lens, not an insignificant weight to lug around

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Nikon 70-300mmlens len s
4 Star Review   By Dennb22 on Adorama - Apr 23, 2013   

Mainly used for indoor drumline competitions and horse shows. Has difficulty with autofocus when subjects are moving quickly and is zoomed in at 300mm. Other than that no complaints thus far! does GREAT for the horse shows for jumping competitions.

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Great quality for price.
4 Star Review   By Mike the bean counter on Adorama - Feb 8, 2013   

I like to take nature photographs, and I needed a lense that would enable me to get closer to the objects being photographed. I find this lense is, for the price, able to do that particularly with the mountain and plains landscapes prevalent in much of ea

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Affordale lens
4 Star Review   By Sharon on Adorama - Oct 12, 2012   

Basically I like the lens for all the reasons I checked but not impressed that I am unable to find this lens that will use AF with my D5100. I have reviewed numerous sites and haven'nt found one yet. I photograph football often and as quickly as the actio

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So far so good!
5 Star Review   By denise on Adorama - Jun 25, 2012   

I used this on my D3...and so far I love it especially considering the price.

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would prefer auto focus
4 Star Review   By Lady Jane on Adorama - Jun 18, 2012   

This is a great lens but does not autofocus on my D5000. I will use it mainly for shooting when quick focusing in not an issue.

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Good Budget Lens
3 Star Review   By Donny Ray on Adorama - Sep 19, 2011   

Early in my career I picked up one of these just to have that 300 mm mark . It is ok for the average user , but for my needs is usually just sits and collects dust. It's fine for most outdoor sunny day casual useage but don't expect much more. Save your m

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.... you get what you pay
2 Star Review   By roytmat on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011   

I bought it because the reviews (at the time) said "it was worth the money" (i.e. cheap dollars). Hikon should not have put out such a dog. I use it under certain conditions (f/8- f/11 best if bright ambient allows high shutter speeds)

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Great lens!
4 Star Review   By LTPhotographics on Adorama - Jun 28, 2011   

I love this lens! It's great for landscape and macro photography! The downside is the auto focus doesn't work with the Nikon D5000, but the price pretty much balances that out!

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Great lens ...can't beat price
4 Star Review   By youthinpraise on Adorama - Aug 30, 2010   

I recently purchased this baby and almost returned it. All my pictures were blurry and dark. I finally decided to adjust my ISO settings. Well that did it. I use it with my Nikon D3000 so I have to manually focus each time with a very steady hand. For the

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Great on my D40
4 Star Review   By Vince on Adorama - Aug 16, 2010   

I use this lens for my little nephews football games. Great shots a taken at the sidelines, you can see his facial expressions underneath the helmet. I use 200-300mm quite often.

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Product Details
Description
Lightweight 4.3x telephoto zoom lens for SLR cameras that set aperture from Command Dial on camera body. Ideal lens for candids, travel and sports photography.
Quick Glance
Compatible Camera Mount 35mm SLR Cameras
Max Focal Length 300 mm
Lens Type Telephoto
Max Aperture f/ 4 (Wide), f/ 5.6 (Tele)
Summary
Product Title Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Zoom-Nikkor Lens
Manufacturer Nikon
Lowest Price $119.99 from Ritz Camera
Power Score 3.4 | 36 Reviews
Optics
Min Focus Distance: 4.9 ft
Min Focal Length: 70 mm
Filter Size Supported: 62 mm
Other Features
Included Components: 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Zoom-Nikkor LensHood (HB-26)62mm Lens CapRear Cap
Physical Specifications
Diameter: 2.9 in
Dimensions: 4.60" Length x 2.90" Diameter
Length: 4.6 in
Weight: 1.03 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 5 Year Limited Warranty
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URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Category: Lens Adapters
Angle of View: 8? to 34? - 35mm format, 5? to 22? - Nikon DX format
Min Aperture Value: F/32
Max Aperture at Min Focal Length: F/4
Class: Camera Accessories
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Expert Reviews
Nikon AF Zoom NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Oct 5, 2011

The Nikon AF Zoom NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G is a light, low-cost zoom lens. This lens has a very basic feature set, and lacks features found in mid- and high-range lenses such as Extra-low Dispersion glass or Vibration Reduction. It moves through the 70 - 300 mm focal length range with a 4.3x zoom, and on SLR cameras the aperture can be set from the command dial on camera body itself. 9 diaphragm blades are used for a more circular aperture, creating a more clearly defined field-of-view that gives a natural blur to background elements. A Super Integrated Coating reduces internal flares, allowing true colors to be better represented. Distance information is provided on the lens for flash and ambient light processes. Features Focal Length: 70 - 300 mm Zoom: 4.3x Aperture: f/4 - f/32 Angle of View: 5 - 22 deg (DX-format), 8 - 34 deg (FX-format) Compatible Format(s): FX, DX, FX ... PROS: (1) capable of a long range zoom, great for distance shots (2) low price for a zoom lens of this quality (3) operation is very simple, just work two wrings for zoom/focus (4) produces clear, sharp images very consistently ... CONS: (1) some compatibility issues with the autofocus, may need to manually focus (2) no IS or VR, need to make sure you have it on a tripod for a sharp image (3) at 300mm the AF is pretty slow (4) heavy and bulky lens, not an insignificant weight to lug around

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User Reviews
Nikon 70-300mmlens len s
4 Star Review   By Dennb22 on Adorama - Apr 23, 2013   

Mainly used for indoor drumline competitions and horse shows. Has difficulty with autofocus when subjects are moving quickly and is zoomed in at 300mm. Other than that no complaints thus far! does GREAT for the horse shows for jumping competitions.

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Great quality for price.
4 Star Review   By Mike the bean counter on Adorama - Feb 8, 2013   

I like to take nature photographs, and I needed a lense that would enable me to get closer to the objects being photographed. I find this lense is, for the price, able to do that particularly with the mountain and plains landscapes prevalent in much of ea

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Affordale lens
4 Star Review   By Sharon on Adorama - Oct 12, 2012   

Basically I like the lens for all the reasons I checked but not impressed that I am unable to find this lens that will use AF with my D5100. I have reviewed numerous sites and haven'nt found one yet. I photograph football often and as quickly as the actio

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So far so good!
5 Star Review   By denise on Adorama - Jun 25, 2012   

I used this on my D3...and so far I love it especially considering the price.

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would prefer auto focus
4 Star Review   By Lady Jane on Adorama - Jun 18, 2012   

This is a great lens but does not autofocus on my D5000. I will use it mainly for shooting when quick focusing in not an issue.

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Good Budget Lens
3 Star Review   By Donny Ray on Adorama - Sep 19, 2011   

Early in my career I picked up one of these just to have that 300 mm mark . It is ok for the average user , but for my needs is usually just sits and collects dust. It's fine for most outdoor sunny day casual useage but don't expect much more. Save your m

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.... you get what you pay
2 Star Review   By roytmat on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011   

I bought it because the reviews (at the time) said "it was worth the money" (i.e. cheap dollars). Hikon should not have put out such a dog. I use it under certain conditions (f/8- f/11 best if bright ambient allows high shutter speeds)

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Great lens!
4 Star Review   By LTPhotographics on Adorama - Jun 28, 2011   

I love this lens! It's great for landscape and macro photography! The downside is the auto focus doesn't work with the Nikon D5000, but the price pretty much balances that out!

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Great lens ...can't beat price
4 Star Review   By youthinpraise on Adorama - Aug 30, 2010   

I recently purchased this baby and almost returned it. All my pictures were blurry and dark. I finally decided to adjust my ISO settings. Well that did it. I use it with my Nikon D3000 so I have to manually focus each time with a very steady hand. For the

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Great on my D40
4 Star Review   By Vince on Adorama - Aug 16, 2010   

I use this lens for my little nephews football games. Great shots a taken at the sidelines, you can see his facial expressions underneath the helmet. I use 200-300mm quite often.

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Excellent Product Met All Expectations
5 Star Review   By ndaero on Adorama - Jan 16, 2010   

Used the product to shoot several sports events. Got great results despite being in the stands. Requires more light than "pro" tele lenses, but costs *much* less and works great in daylight. An excellent value.

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Good no doubt about it
5 Star Review   By jalili on Adorama - Dec 4, 2009   

I had bought this lens a very long time. And used by several Nikon cameras yours. D 70 and d 80 and d 300. Found from the use it gives the best results. When used with Nikon D 300. They also provide good lighting solve low ISO sensitivity. And to prove th

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Good product & price!
4 Star Review   By RC on Adorama - Sep 30, 2009   

I use the lens for wildlife photos,because of size ,weight and affordability. Doesn't have all the Nikon goodies 1e.,VR ED etc, but does get the job done! I also did recommend this lens to a friend.

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We're happy with this lens
5 Star Review   By ragnar on Adorama - Sep 11, 2009   

We bought this lens with our Nikon D-80 and have used it with great success for the past four months. We find nothing wrong with the lens. It produces consistently high quality pictures and is very easy to use in manual if you wish to do so.

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What a steal. This lens is high quality
5 Star Review   By Snyde on Adorama - Aug 19, 2009   

This lens gets me into near professional photography without breaking my bank account. Pure quality, easy to use and of course it's a NIKON product.

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NICE TELEPHOTO LENS
4 Star Review   By Mestisongintsik on Adorama - May 4, 2009   

The item is cheap compared to other Nikon Telephoto Lens. However, if you have a shaky hand, you might want to use this with a Tripod.

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Can be a Great Lens..if you use it right
4 Star Review   By Scott G. on Adorama - Mar 22, 2009   

This lens is not bad at all. In fact I'd say it can be quite good. I would not try and use it as a "primary" lens but it's great as a back-up or an inexpensive venture in to telephoto experimentation.You just have to follow some rules. First, shoot only u

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Great Lens
5 Star Review   By dcsue on Adorama - Jan 21, 2009   

I'm just getting started with my Nikon D90 but I love it. I think this lens is going to work out great for me. I got my tripod the other day and now I'm ready for those faraway pics. I have been waiting a very long time for a camera and lens setup like th

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Good lens for the money
3 Star Review   By adpgrafix on Adorama - Dec 29, 2008   

Nikon is Nikon. For the money, it's a great 300mm lens. I shoot pee-wee football. If I was shooting for SI, Id get a bigger, better, faster lens for a lot more money.

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You get what you pay for
1 Star Review   By sfsjkid on Adorama - Sep 27, 2008   

I can't figure this lens out. It's priced very cheaply but because it isn't an AFS lense forces you to have at least a D80 or better (in the currently line). Additionally, I suppose one would buy one to get the additional telephoto range but it is the sof

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Great for the price
5 Star Review   By Sutterhappy on Adorama - Sep 7, 2008   

An inexpensive but good sharp focus that produces sharp images. Light weight and easy to hold even at the 300mm zoom. I have gotten good pix handheld with two 2X extention lens attached

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Cheap lens, cheap quality, cheap results
1 Star Review   By Salvatore da Silva on Adorama - Aug 2, 2008   

Very disappointed when I looked at the results. Smooth salesman talked me into buying this one. I should have checked the reviews beforehand and spend some more money for a better lens.

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good glass for the price
4 Star Review   By Rutool8 on Adorama - Jul 10, 2008   

Nice lens for the bucks.

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I like it
5 Star Review   By member JGUIGNARD - Oct 26, 2007   

Strengths: zoom range, compact size, light weight

Weakness: slow autofocus at high zoom, i.e. 250-300 mm.

I chose this lens to go with my D50 simply because I did not have the $$$ for the 70-300 VR. Considering that I paid less than $150 for it I think I have gotten more than my money's worth as it has performed very well in most cases. As mentioned above there have been some instances of the autofocus not working at high zoom values. Those occasions were at an air show trying to take photos of aircraft making low, high-speed passes down the runway. I tend to suspect that the autofocus problems were the result of the situation and not from any lens shortcomings. In all other situations the lens has performed very well. I really like the compact size and weight (about the same as my 55-200). All in all very pleased.

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Zoom Telephoto AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Autofocus Lens
5 Star Review   By member reykeryao - Feb 13, 2006   

Strengths: Sharp, cheap, fast

Weakness: poor low light focus, not very sharp at 300mm

The lens is very sharp at 70-200mm, but decrease a little bit at 300mm end. But compare to the price, its performance is really good as an telephoto lense.

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Awesome lens for serious learners/amateur photographers
4 Star Review   By member AurobindoSaha - Nov 17, 2005   

Strengths: Low price, good telephoto range, Light weight and less bulky, only 4.9ft minimum focusing distance, "D" type helps in getting the distance measurement for camera auto focusing.

Weakness: Optics is not as good as ED lens - so professionals or people who can afford more can go for ED or VR lens.

The lens is lightweight and has broad zoom range. Between 200-300 it's soft at large aperture - and this can be used to create shallow depth of field for the floral pictures or portraits. For getting higher depth of field one need to use smaller apertures - preferably smaller than F/11. This lens has plastic mount bayonet instead of metal (as in ED) - I take it as an advantage for the light weight of the lens. Also thanks to Nikon for includind the lens hood with this lens. As for all G lens this lens does not have an aperture ring. You need to control the aperture from the camera body. Please check the compatible Nikon cameras which can use this lens. Performance - I tested on Nikon N80 - produces quite good result and excellent floral macros with blurred backgrounds. Focusing is fast and very sharp. My conclusion is - if you are looking for a light-weight telephoto zoom lens at low price this is the best buy. I will recommend this lens strongly for learners and amateur photographers. However, for professionals who can afford to pay more can look for ED and VR lens. Thanks Aurobindo

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not too shabby
4 Star Review   By member esjessi - Aug 27, 2005   

Strengths: powerful zoom, cheap

Weakness: autofocus struggles even in bright lighting, somewhat heavy

This lens was included in a D70 package I bought on ebay. I wasn't expecting much, but as a pretty serious photographer, I have been pleased thus far. I hadn't used an SLR for three or four years, so I am having a hard time determining whether the fuzzy pictures I get are a result of the lens my inability to focus just right. However, I *can* get sharp photos with this lens, so the out of focus ones are probably my fault. Probably my biggest complaint would be that this lens makes the camera very front-heavy (obviously). As a result, I have trouble keeping the camera steady for perfect compositions. This is also a problem in less-than-ideal lighting situations. I have not experienced any purple fringing with this lens, as one reviewer complained of. With the minimum focus of about 5 feet, you can get excellent macros! Overall, I would recommend this lens for use in outdoor settings, such as sporting events and wildlife photography. It performs well in ideal lighting conditions, and sometimes in darker conditions when used with the higher ISO settings.

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Nikkor 70-300mm G
5 Star Review     

Strengths: This is a Nikkor lens that is very versitile and permits relatively fast AF with any Nikon digitial camera. Hard to believe the price/performance ratio. You definitley get more for what you pay.

Weakness: When the lens is wide open, some soft tones are noted around the edges but still in the acceptable range.

Team this baby up with a Nikon D50 or D70s and you won't be disappointed. It's light weight and ease of use makes it a pleasure to use for those close in shots when you are far, far away.

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5 Star Review   By member donkathy - May 29, 2005   

Strengths: wow the ZOOM, the low price, and the warrenty

I love it, it's a great addition to most cameras. My camera came with a 28-80 so for $100 more I now have 28-300 range. It's great for taking pictures when you just can't get any closer. I am very happy with it thus far.

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5 Star Review   By member wway - May 28, 2005   

Strengths: a nice lens for the price, very sharp.

Weakness: have not found yet.

I got this lens for the D70, and it works great. The lens is quiet and sharp. I have not found any problem with this lens yet. It is a nice lens for the price.

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4 Star Review   By member VaHunter21 - Dec 30, 2004   

Strengths: As you would expect the zoom is very powerful---good clear lense for the price

Weakness: haven't found one yet...and I've tried to---was very hesitant to buy it since the price was so low..

I considered the purchase of this lense for a couple of weeks before actually taking the plunge to buy it. I was just afraid that the quality would be substandard and the clarity horrible. I have been very pleasently suprised by this lense. I would recommend it to anyone--especially anyone on a budget or just starting out---it's a great lense for a super price.

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5 Star Review   By member geoffbd - Sep 2, 2004   

Strengths: Inexpensive, light in weight, easy to use with new Nikon bodies. Good range of focal lengths. With D70 digital SLR, 135-450 mm equiv. Great for size, weight, price. I have been pleased with results

Weakness: It does not have the quality of a very expensive lens, if that is really a weakness.

Have used this lens with Nikon N80, D70, and old 8008 (in shutter priority). Works fine for advanced amateur. With the new D70 digital, it gives you a 450mm equiv lens with very light weight and small size. Great lens for the price.

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3 Star Review   By member jgriffinhome - Aug 5, 2004   

Strengths: Inexpensive; wide telephoto range

Weakness: Average image quality

I purchaased the 70-300G lens for use on a new Nikon D70. The lens is small, lightweight and has a wide zoom range. However, the image quality is only average (as expected for $100) and exhibits purple-fringing in many situations. I would recommend this lens for casual shooting situations only. Unfortunately, Nikon offers very low-end or very high-end lens choices only with little available in the mid-price range. I decided to return mine and purchased the 80-400VR zoom Nikkor.

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4 Star Review   By member earmijo - Feb 6, 2004   

Strengths: Good quality and resolution for the price

Weakness: It lacks an aperture ring

In terms of actual optical performance, I found that pictures were reasonably-sharp, with reasonably-good color saturation, but the lens has significant distortion - especially at the long end. So, if you want to take a picture of your cat in a tree, it may be fine, but if there are buildings in the shot, don't expect straight lines.

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4 Star Review   By member noetzel - Aug 22, 2002   

Strengths: good

Weakness: ee

it is quite good lene,very effetiv, marvelos pictures, silent, not to heavy it is quite good lene,very effetiv, marvelos pictures, silent, not to heavy it is quite good lene,very effetiv, marvelos pictures, silent, not to heavy

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