Nikon - AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon APS-C F-mount cameras - Black

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Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens:Enjoy high performance from a telephoto lens with this Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR II lens. Vibration reduction reduces hand shake, allowing you to shoot at slower shutter speeds with the same level of sharpness, and the Silent Wave Motor ensures fast autofocus. Outstanding glass and lens coatings on this Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR II lens create powerful yet crystal-clear images.

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$399.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon APS-C F-mount cameras
  • Snap-on front lens cap (LC-58)
  • Rear lens cap

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (53 out of 56)

Features


Fully compatible with Nikon D500, D7500, D5300, D5500, D5600 and D3400 cameras

Compatible with limitations: Nikon D7200, D7100, D5500, D5200 and D3300 cameras.

Telephoto zoom lens provides detailed photos from a distance

Magnify distant subjects and isolate a small field of view for vivid close-up shots.

70-300mm focal length

This versatile, long-range zoom lens covers a broad range, enabling you to capture the perfect image from various distances.

f/4.5-6.3 maximum aperture

Provides clear portrait images and beautiful distance shots even in the shade and on cloudy days.

0.22x magnification

Magnification ensures your images come out just the way you want.

Vibration reduction

Improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake.

Pulse motor

For smoother and quieter focus. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.

Super Integrated coating

Helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level.

Extra-low dispersion glass

Obtains optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

3.7' minimum focusing distance

Accommodates 58mm filters

Accessories included

Comes with a front and rear lens caps.


Overall customer rating

4.6
95%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

5

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible, store knowledge is questionable

    Posted
    Jaydanny18
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    First off, Best Buy is slipping. Both the "knowledgeable" person and the actual Best Buy website say that this lens will work on a Nikon D3200. Good thing we looked online and after narrowing down the search from products, to cameras and lenses, then even down to the my wife's camera the D3200, it should have been a no brainer on what lenses worked on it because the website has it supposedly figured out for you. She's wanted a longer lens to use at football games when our daughter is cheering. Well I found this lens, had her look at it, and we both agreed that it seemed like a good purchase for us. So what do I do, go to Best Buy after work tonight and look at it. I was skeptical. For $399, I wasn't 100% sure myself if it would work on our camera. An associate came up to me and talked to me about it. Seemed like a smart guy. He even looked it up himself to make sure it would work. I listened and went ahead and bought the lens. Now I take it home and give it to my wife and shes happy at first. She goes outside with the lens on the camera. Tries to take pictures with it and it won't focus. We mess with it for an hour. Now she's mad and I'm the fool. Now I get on the internet and do some real research. I go to the Nikon website. Low and behold they have a listing for this very same lens and guess what it says. It's not "compatible" with the D3200. Even goes into enough detail to say that the lens fits on the camera and can be looked through on the camera but it will be out of focus and you can not adjust the focus. So, thank you Best Buy. I look like a fool for listening. YOU look like you are clueless on this website and at the store level for lack of product knowledge. This might be the last time you get my business because of the lack of knowledge at the store level.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lens. But!

    Posted
    AussieNIck
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It is a very friendly, easy to use, light to carry lens. It appears to give good focus and reasonable sharpness over the whole range. It is however, a bit of a loner in my collection. I have zooms to cover the range from 10-20, 18-55, 55-200, and 200-500. Where does a 70-300 fit into that sequence? The answer is it's probably unnecessary for me. I am considering selling it after just a few months. My main interest is bird photography. Many birds here in California are small or they prefer to sit in the tree-tops. My other photography interests are landscape, people and macro. I have all those covered by my smaller zooms and some good prime lenses and a macro. I suppose it would be just right for Saturday morning kid's sports or if you want to photo cattle or other large animals from a safe distance. I have one Nikon camera bag for wildlife and another for people, architectural, and landscape. I can't make my mind which bag to keep it in. But that has nothing to do with the lens' properties and everything to do with my particular interests. So I would recommend it to those who have a need for its' range and whose lens list accommodates it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Broken out of Box

    Posted
    chesty23
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    Nikon has always made good stuff, but this was broken out of the box and we were told by a Best Buy Employee that the A/F function would work on my wife's D5100 camera. Had to return the lens to the store and they did not have another in stock. This was disappointing to us as we were going to my Daughter's Marine Corp Boot Camp Graduation and we wanted to get pictures form the parade stands. Won't buy a lens from Best buy again we will go to a camera store and verify in the store

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for the price

    Posted
    gd2017
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    A very nice upgrade from the 55-200mm kit lens. The AF is quiet and fast and the VR works very well. The attached images won't win any contests but will give you an idea of the reach. This was shot hand held at 300mm with a D3300. The AF and VR both did their jobs well. I was surprised by the amount of detail in the 200% crop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A very good lens if you can use it

    Posted
    James
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    This lens focuses very fast and quietly. It is lightweight and easy to use all day and is perfect for vacation pictures. The image quality is very good but not "pro" quality. Be sure to get the "VR" version since it will be helpful when you shoot at 300mm and this is only a f/6.3 lens. Also, be aware that it is compatible with only the most recent Nikon bodies. Check for compatibility before buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spot on

    Posted
    LARS
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    this was a Christmas gift for the wife. It came in "1" day packing was great no damage. I waited to post to see just how she liked it.. she doesn't, she loves it! ease of install and removal, ease of use was a great choice. This expanded the capabilities of her camera to the tenth degree. Buy this lens....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best 70 - 300 lense yet !

    Posted
    Davigo
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    This lense does focus faster than previous models. I used it on my d500 with 3d,continous 10 FPS going 70 mph on static subjects aproaching our vehicle. At least 80 % of shots were in focus for this test ! This will be a clessic birding lense. Next I'll get the new, not yet released 70-300 for full frame,( both P and E ) for my d810 !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good lens for the price

    Posted
    Merell
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    I had been looking for a good lens without spending a fortune. While there are better lenses out there for more money, this one fulfilled my needs at a price I could afford. So far I am really pleased with the quality of photos I am getting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • ePHOTOzine (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5John Riley on February 9, 2017
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