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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 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

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    (6)

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    (1)

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    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      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

      Awesome Lens

      By MaddDog56

      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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      3.0

      Not worth the $70.00 savings...

      By Passion83

      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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      4.0

      One of my favorites!

      By GuardPhotos

      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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      5.0

      Love my pictures

      By mirosen

      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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        5.0

        Excellent for beginners like me...

        By Jayz

        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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome lens - great quality

        By NikonUser77

        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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        5.0

        Great investment!!!!

        By dsanther

        from Alexandria, VA

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

        I was in need of a lens that would go beyond what my small camera would go. I decided to go for this zoom lens after my 18-55mm lens that came with my D40X completely died. I've had my camera for 6 years and I use it a LOT. Getting this lens reignited my passion for photography. I am not an expert photographer, just like to take good pictures. This lens is awesome. It produces crisp images and complements the camera settings to produce excellent pictures with great colors. I am very happy with this lens. Pros: It is not heavy and it is easy to carry/fit in a bag; great colors; crisp images; zooms to great lengths keeping details. Cons: Closer objects are difficult to photograph, but not impossible (I bought extension tubes to resolve this issue)

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        5.0

        Lens

        By Lens

        from St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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

        I wanted a lens that would get close up from far away. This lens really is better then I expected.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Duster

        from Illinois

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Traveling

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

          Very pleased with this lens.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          Lint inside the main optical lenses

          By Lint

          from Undisclosed

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

          When I first purchased this lens for my Nikon D7100, I never imagined that I would get a defective lens. There was lint inside the internal lenses with no option to clean them. I would probably ignore a small piece if it was at the edge of the lens but when you have (3) spots of lint in the middle of the lens, quality needs to be improved. This is my first time owning a Nikon product and so far, I'm debating the purchase.

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