Nikon 70-300mm VR AFP
Full-Frame FX f/4.5-5.6E ED
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The Nikon 70-300mm FX VR AF-P is a lightweight full-frame long telephoto lens for Nikon DSLRs.
It's sharp and super-fast and close focussing — the fastest focussing of any full-frame under $5,000 telephoto.
The new AF-P focus system only works on the newest cameras, and it also allows for instant manual-focus override by grabbing the front focus ring at any time. Check compatibility; it only works with cameras that were introduced since about 2013. It won't work on older cameras.
The best part of the new AF-P system is virtually instantaneous autofocus, as well as silent AF for movies.
This lens is for full-frame FX cameras.
● AF-P stepper autofocus motor for fast, silent focus.
● VR now rated to 4.5 stops improvement.
● "E" Electronic diaphragm: quieter, but only works on the newest camera models.
● 4'/1.2m close focus.
● "Sport" VR mode helps make it easier to frame images handheld while moving.
● 680g versus the 745g of the old 70-300VR.
● Vibration Reduction works great for hand holding this lightweight ultra-tele.
● Fast and silent autofocusing.
● Super-close focussing to 4'/1.2 meters
Just to keep things interesting, the cameras with which this AF-P & E lens will or won't work is different from which cameras work with the DX AF-P or other E lenses!
With any of the cameras below, be sure to be running the newest firmware.
YES! Everything works great on:
Mostly works on:
These cameras reset focus to infinity as they wake up.
This is only a problem if you want to use a remote timer, expecting the camera to stay focused where you left it, otherwise no problem at all.
NO! Useless on:
It won't focus manually or automatically on any of these, making this lens totally useless on them:
Nikon calls this the Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR:
AF-P: Stepper autofocus motor for quiet and fast autofocus.
NIKKOR: Nikon's brand name for all their lenses.
ED: Magic Extra-low Dispersion glass for reduced secondary chromatic aberration.
VR: Vibration Reduction.
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E VR AF-P internal construction. ED glass.
18 elements in 14 groups.
1 extra low dispersion ED glass element.
No aspherical elements.
NIC Nikon Integrated Coating.
IF Internal Focus.
9 rounded blades.
Stops down to f/32-40.
See also Crop Factor.
Angle of view
8.2° ~ 34.3º on full-frame.
5.3° ~ 22.8º on DX.
Silent stepper motor, super-fast. If you're in a silent environment and hold your ear to the lens, you will hear a slight hum as it focuses.
No external movement as focussed, so no air or dust is sucked in.
4 feet (1.2 meters).
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
Rated 4.5 stops improvement.
67mm filter thread.
3.2" maximum diameter x 5.7" extension from flange.
80.5 mm maximum diameter x 146 mm extension from flange.
Rated 24 oz (680 g).
11 July 2017 at 12:01AM NYC time.
No promise date yet.
Good LC-67 67mm snap-on front cap.
LF-4 rear cap.
Nikon's Model Number
$697, July 2017
Sharpness should be superb:
This is the lens to get if you need fast autofocusing for sports, or silent AF for movies.
The 28-300mm VR may not be as ultrasharp at 300mm, but otherwise replaces two lenses and focuses almost as fast.
The very best protective filter is the Hoya multicoated HD3 67mm UV which uses hardened glass and repels dirt and fingerprints.
Filters last a lifetime, so you may as well get the best. The Hoya HD3 stays cleaner than the others since it repels oil and dirt.
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11 July 2017