Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Standard Zoom Lens - Black

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR Standard Zoom Lens: Boasting the longest reach of any NIKKOR all-in-one zoom lens, this lens delivers the equivalent of 450mm focal length, enough reach to bring the most distant action up close. This single telephoto zoom lens can keep up with a wide range of shooting situations, from wide-angle groups to ultra-high-power zoom shots.

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    What's Included

    • Front lens cap, rear lens cap
    • Lens hood
    • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Standard Zoom Lens
    • Owner's manual
    • Soft lens case

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (46 out of 46)


    Compatible with a variety of Nikon DSLR cameras

    Works with any Nikon DX-format DSLR camera with an F-bayonet mount. Also compatible with most Nikon 35mm SLR cameras.

    Zoom lens provides detailed photos from a distance

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

    18–300mm focal length

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

    f/3.5 maximum aperture

    Provides clear landscape images and beautiful distance shots even in low-light situations, including indoor settings and on overcast days.

    Vibration Reduction II image stabilization

    Allows you to shoot at shutter speeds up to 3.5 stops slower without image blur. Ensures dramatically sharp still images and HD video capture, even for handheld shooting.

    Ideal one-lens solution for a range of image types

    With an 16.7x zoom versatility, capture anything from wide-angle cityscapes and landscapes to close-ups.

    SWM (Silent Wave Motor) ensures smooth, precise focusing

    Utilizes ultrasound vibrations to focus the lens, resulting in smooth, silent and precise autofocusing.

    ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass for superior image quality

    Effectively corrects chromatic aberration for optimum lens performance.

    M/A focusing mode

    Allows you to switch from manual to automatic with virtually no lag time, by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.

    Internal Focus for fast, smooth autofocusing

    Allows for a more compact, lightweight construction and a closer focusing distance without changes in the lens barrel length.

    Advanced lens coatings for improved optics

    Nikon Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.

    1.48' minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 77mm filters

    Compatible with screw-on filter types.

    Accessories included

    Comes with hood, lens caps (front and rear) and soft case.

    Customer rating

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Full Range Lens

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is a great lens! My biggest complaint about my DSLR was that the two lenses I had were at very awkward ranges for me. The 18-55 lens was just a little too short and the 55-200 was just a little too long. I was always needing to switch lenses in the middle of taking pictures, which became too cumbersome, so I found myself not using my camera as much as I wanted. Then I found this lens and I could not be happier! Also, with an 18-300 mm range it is able to go even further than the standard telephoto. This is a very large and heavy lens due to its range though. I quickly upgraded my strap to a holster style (for $8) because the weight was too much to hang around my neck. Other than that, I'm in heaven! I can get all of the great close up shots and the immediately zoom out to get a great panoramic shot without stopping to fumble with lenses. If you are looking for a lens with great versatility and like to switch from large landscape shots to close up shots in one session, this is the lens to get! The picture quality is great too. The zoom was a little stiff right out of the box, but after using it a couple times, it has loosened up fine. I wish I had bought this sooner!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The lens is good for beginners and Hobbyists

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I recently purchased the 18-300 to put on my D3200. I have been amazed. I really like to shot nature photography. I ride around National Parks and highway around the USA, I mostly pull over and shot from my motorcycle when a good shot presents it self..This all-in-one has not let me down. I got this lens as I would switch lenses frequently, and worried about dust getting in the camera (National Park can get very dusty). Now, I never have to remove the lens from the camera and I'm always ready for any shot, whether it be a close-up of a Buffalo or a wide angle sunset. It does have a little weight to it, so it won't spend much time just hanging on to the strap, you'll want to hold it. It's well worth it... Another thing that I like is the ability to override the autofocus. When the shutter release is pressed half-way and the camera focuses, you can override it and focus manually simply by rotating the focus ring. No switching back & forth from auto to manual. If you can find one in stock, BUY IT! Note: This lens also partly blocks for the focusing light when shooting in dark conditions. (However, this is a problem with all large diameter lenses, and not specifically related to this particular lens)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I've had my 18-300 for a couple of weeks. This lens replaced an 18-200 Nikon and both on a D7000. Like the 18-200, this is a "compromise" lens. I'm compromising Image Quality for convenience, but so far I can't really see any major issues. Sport events, performances, low light, etc. all work very well with clear and sharp images. The lens construction is excellent, although plastic like all of the consumer Nikkor lenses, but not wrong at this price point. It does feel sturdy, tight and built, but it is a little. For me, that works, as I prefer a heavier lens for stability. I don't get any lens creep and it feels comfortable to handle. I think this one is a keeper and since I wanted to be able to carry one lens, I believe it is working for me. Since it is new, I am reserving my durability rating to Good, but so far it feels still like when I got it and my old 18-200 is still in perfect condition.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The one lens to always have with you!

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Absolutely love this lens. I originally bought this lens for my wife's camera several years ago, and it was the only lens she would use for most occasions. Then the lens suffered an impact on a ride at Disneyland and it lost its ability to focus accurately at long ranges. We sadly made do without the lens for a year, and that's when we realized how much we appreciated it. After that year, I finally gave in and bought the lens again just before another vacation trip, and it was worth every penny, twice. With its wide range, from close-ups to long range 300mm telephoto, you're always ready. Not needing to switch out lens is the single best feature of this lens. I'm certain photography purest don't mind carrying around a bag of lens, but for the fast moving family, this lens is a keeper. Plus, the vibration reduction really makes a difference on some of those shots where the photographer is moving more than the subject.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nikon - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR S

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Excellent lens, I had quite a few reservations based on reviews regarding the weight of the lens, the resolution at high focal lengths, vignetting at low focal lengths etc. etc. . Having used it for over a month now I am very pleased that I bought this lens inspite of some of the negative reviews. Yes, it is ofcourse noticeably heavier than the Nikkor 18-200 5.6 but in all other respects it is an excellent general purpose everyday zoom lens. Comparisons between the Nikkor 18-200 and Nikkor 18-300 of the same images, at the same focal lengths, ISO settings and P, S, A modes at the same speed and aperture settings are indistinguishable. EXCELLENT lens.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great lens for landscapes and closeups

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I love not having to change lenses to go from a wide angle shot to one needing a telephoto. The 18mm gives me an extremely wide angle. I use it for landscapes or for getting the "whole picture" at sporting events. The 300 mm telephoto zooms in to capture incredible details of things at a distance. I love taking pictures of birds, flowers, creatures, sporting events and grandchildren. I can stand four feet away from a flower, zoom in, and get a shot that looks like it was taken with a macro lens. The vibration reduction helps to give me a sharp picture; allowing me to take photos without the use of a tripod in many situations.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent lens

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Excellent for my use as general field lens. Too heavy for an everyday lens, but if you are hiking it keeps you from changing lenses unless you need to do macro work. I does focus fairly close, so larger objects do well if you need a closeup, otherwise macro is about the only time you have to change lenses. Some worries about getting banged up, but a chest band takes care of that. I am a pretty big guy so the size does not bother me, but someone under six feet and a light weight, might think it is too heavy to drag around all day. A good buy for me. It was on sale. That never hurts.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This lens is a great all-in-one lens for nearly every setting. Images look great, quick AF-S and image stabilization. Only disadvantage might be the bulk. It's big, it's kinda heavy, but it's still lighter and smaller than carrying a camera bag around with extra lenses! Would love to see a lower f # on a lens this size for super wide shots, but I guess you can't have it all. Buy without hesitation. My local store pricematched an online retailer for 20% less than best buy price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Jim Fisher on May 25, 2016
      Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
      The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is one of the better superzoom SLR lenses we've tested, but its price is on the high side.Full Review
    • The-Digital-Picture.comBryan Carnathan on March 24, 2015
      Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens Review
      While I hope to create a full Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and contentFull Review
    • Digital Photography ReviewRating, 3.8 out of 5October 30, 2012
      Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
      The AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR was announced in June 2012, and holds the distinction of being the longest-range superzoom available for any interchangeable-lens camera system. Its 16.7x, 27-450mm equivalent zoom range trumps Tamron'sFull Review

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