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Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM VR Lens - 2197

Abt Model: 2197N | UPC Code: 018208021970
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Compact DX-Format Zoom Lens/ VR II Image Stabilization/ High Refractive Index Lens Element/ Silent Wave Motor/ 5.5X Telephoto Zoom Lens/ Tripod Detection Mode/ 2 Extra-Low Dispersion Elements/ Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm/ Black Finish
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Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Camera Lens - 2197N

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.

Features:

  • Compact DX-format zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element, ED glass and VR II image stabilization
    • Expanded photo and video opportunities that's designed to bring the action closer to the photographer.
  • Nikon VR II Image Stabilization
    • Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
  • HRI (High Refractive Index) Lens Element
    • HRI lens element is essential to keeping the lens compact while offering high contrast even at maximum aperture.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
    • Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
  • Minimum focus distance to 4.6 feet at all focal lengths
  • 5.5X Telephoto Zoom lens
    • Ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. 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.
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
    • Effectively minimizes chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
    • Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduces flare.
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
    • Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.

Package Content:

  • HB-57 Snap-on Type Lens Hood
  • LC-58 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • CL-1020 Soft Lens Case

Specifications:

  • Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
  • Focal Length Range 55-300mm
  • Maximum Aperture 4.5
  • Minimum Aperture 22
  • Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 28°50'
  • Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) 5°20'
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.28x
  • Lens (Elements) 17
  • Lens (Groups) 11
  • High Refractive Index Elements 1
  • Compatible Format(s)
    • DX
    • FX in DX Crop Mode
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes
  • Diaphragm Blades 9
  • Distance Information Yes
  • ED Glass (Elements) 2
  • Super Integrated Coating Yes
  • Autofocus Yes
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
  • Minimum Focus Distance 4.6 ft. (1.4m) throughout entire zoom range
  • Focus Mode Auto/Manual
  • Filter Size 58mm
  • Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
  • Lens Case CL-1020
  • Lens Hood HB-57

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Length: 4.8"
  • Diameter: 3"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lb
  • Shipping: 2 lbs
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Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
 
4.4

(based on 96 reviews)

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    (29)

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    (6)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great All in One Lens

This lens can do it all. I used to carry and swap the 18-55mm lens with this one. The lens is very light by the way. After a while I noticed that...Read complete review

This lens can do it all. I used to carry and swap the 18-55mm lens with this one. The lens is very light by the way. After a while I noticed that most of my shots were at least 6 to 10 feet away. Perfect for the low end of the 55-300mm range of this lens. Plus when I take it to sporting events the 300mm allows me to stay in the bleachers. Alot of our friends have the 200mm lens and have to get alot closer for the same shots. The image stabilizer allows for crisp action photos at any distance.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad

As the lens is a bit heavy catches while hand turning from 55 to 300. Autofocus and VR works perfect but at full zoom the picture is not very sharp. I tried taking picture...Read complete review

As the lens is a bit heavy catches while hand turning from 55 to 300. Autofocus and VR works perfect but at full zoom the picture is not very sharp. I tried taking picture with tripod but at 275-300mm it lacks sharpness.. But its worth the money. for $400 u get complete outdoor set. if u hv 18-55mm then this can be ur next lens to complete the range from 18-300 in two lenses.

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5.0

Switched from Fixed-Lens - Never Go Back!

By 

from Duncan, OK, USA

Comments about Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

Using this lens with Nikon D3300, it is astonishing how it can focus "on the go" taking point'n'shoot pictures of dragonflies rushing over a lake or birds flying through the air: without tripod, in focus, crisp clear. We did not think that would work without a tripod, but in daylight, it works just fine. Very satisfied as an amateur. Now, we do realize that 58mm lens opening is not a very big opening for a 300mm zoom, however, the 55-300mm spread is more than we hoped for in this price category.

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4.0

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from Wheeling, IL

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography
    • Video
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM VR Lens:

    I love using this lens when photographing outdoors, which I do predominantly. It brings the distance to me and allows me to capture details not otherwise evident.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    FAST, LIGHT, DONE DEAL

    By 

    from Arlington Heights IL

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM VR Lens:

      This lens is light for a 300 mm lens, fast and a great price

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      great price works great for the price

      By 

      from Champlin, MN, USA

      Comments about Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

      just got it learning how to shoot i am new . it takes great shoots

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Lens

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

      Have really gotten into photography recently, this lens is definitely good pickup. It is very versatile and can be used for a huge variety of shots. I use it for sports and wildlife photos as well as landscapes and sunsets.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not worth the $70.00 savings...

      By 

      from Connecticut, USA

      Comments about Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

      Ordered this lens for my D5200, and immediately was disappointed with the focusing and the sharpness of the pictures at higher zooms. I had read that the 70-300vr was a higher quality lens and I thought "I'm not a professional so I can settle for the 55-300vr." Had the lens for a day and returned it because I felt that I allowed my self to settle for something that did not serve me in order to save 70 bucks. I ordered the 70-300vr instead for many reasons including Internal focus, VR2, and the shear speed of the auto focus. Also for the manual focus over ride when in auto focus. Next time I'll do my research more thoroughly.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      One of my favorites!

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

      I've used this lens for a variety of situations and it works beautifully for the most part! It works the best in well lit areas when your subject isn't doing a whole lot of moving. The poorer the light and the more movement happening, the longer it takes to focus, even compared to other lenses. I've noticed that, even in good lighting, it has a tendency to actually focus slightly behind the subject, despite the indicator lighting up in the right spots. That being said, I use it for a lot of sports and other action photography, and I still manage to get some great close-ups after making my own adjustments.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love my pictures

      By 

      from chicago

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Traveling

        Comments about Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM VR Lens:

        We used in on our trip to Alaska, it is great to take pictures from a distance!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent for beginners like me...

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        from Doha, Qatar

        Comments about Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

        Love this lens so much... Its great combination with my d3300..

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome lens - great quality

        By 

        from Canada

        Comments about Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens:

        Bought this when I started going to horse shows because I needed something with better zoom.. took it to my second show & was absolutely amazed with the quality of the photos. I'm the type who likes her artsy photos & was quite impressed with how good they looked. If anyone is looking for a zoom lens, I suggest going with this one. Works really well with squirrels & birds in trees too!

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