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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/ 82.5-450mm (35mm Equivalent)/ 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
  • 35mm Equivalent: 82.5-450mm
  • 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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CompatibilityNikon
TypeTelephoto Zoom
Filter Size58mm
  

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Nikon Black AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
 
4.4

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Easily interchangeable (3)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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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4.0

hAVE NOT USED IT MUCH BUT SEEMS REALLY NICE

By 

from Tooele Utah

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Nice only used twice so far but brings things in for close up's

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes, Excellent!

      By 

      from I'm just a guy who loves to take pictures

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

      I have been shooting a lot with this lens, often replacing the sigma 18-250 that I began to use as an all purpose lens. Using my d5200 or d7100, I simply get much sharper photos with excellent characteristics. Quite by surprise, I processed several shots I took of the moon (using a tripod). See for yourself. this lens is awesome on my DX cameras. this is NOT a fast lens, but I still managed to catch a few turkey vultures in flight

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

      Zooming

      By 

      from Wheeling, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      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

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        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

          Comment on this review

          (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.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 5 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.

          Comment on this review

          (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.

          Comment on this review

          (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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