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Nikon 2161 SLR Lenses AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens Black

  • Nikon's exclusive VRII technology minimizes the effects of camera shake
  • Construction features 17 elements in 12 groups

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This high-power, high-performance 4.3x telephoto zoom with VR image stabilization lens allows better hand-held telephoto shooting. ED glass elements deliver superior optical performance for both digital and 35mm photography. It can focus as close as 4.9 ft throughout entire zoom range, and approximates the picture angle performance of a 105-450mm lens on 35mm SLR. With a silent wave motor, this 4.3x telephoto zoom lens enables high-speed auto-focusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet option.

  • newegg Nikon Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Glass Elements Two Nikon Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements deliver superior optical performance for both digital and 35mm photography. ED glass minimizes chromatic aberrations, contributing to superb contrast and resolution performance.
  • newegg Silent Wave Motor (SWM) A Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast and quiet auto focusing, along with quick switching between auto focus and manual operation (M/A and M).
  • newegg Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) 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.
  • newegg Internal Focus (IF) Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet auto focusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range.
  • newegg Non-Rotating Front Element Non-rotating front element provides for convenient use of circular polarizing filters and the Nikon Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.
  • newegg 9-Blade Rounded Diaphragm A nine-blade rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • John C.
  • 8/26/2012 1:10:06 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThe lens that got me rolling...

Pros: Excellent VR (vibration reduction), Massive zoom, durable and shock resistant, durable lens hood, great price, Decent auto zoom speed, great for monopods,

Cons: Heavier than most lenses, Limited f-stop range, weight puts extra stress on tripods, massive size means more batter draw for the VR reduction.

Other Thoughts: This lens really worked wonders for me as I took my favorite hobby and turned it into a business. Even when shooting with in the bleachers a monopod from 100+ meters away, I can capture the facial expressions of a quarterback during a football game. The VR is very powerful. You can actually feel it turn on when you depress the shutter release button half way down, as if it has a slight recoil. I have been able to capture birds fighting in the air with stunning clarity and speed from long ranges without having to take my ISO up from maybe 1,200 MAXIMUM. It does take a little bit longer to auto focus than I would like and the VR really can draw on your battery if you are letting it run for long exposures. Ultimately, without such a powerful lens, I would never have been able to get my business started. And its at great price. Worth every cent in my opinion. I have used it during military combat action, and it is miraculously durable and resistant to dust, dirt, shock, etc. Great glass!

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  • Thomas H.
  • 3/1/2012 11:20:10 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This lens does very well in daylight (like someone else had suggested) and semi-fast action (read: kids sports.) I take pictures of theater productions. The ISO has to be turned up on the camera but it does amazingly well. The lens is very well constructed.

Cons: Little heavy, but that is expected. Usually, I have a monopod along with me to keep it steady.

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5 out of 5 eggsgreat lens for the budget!

Pros: *Quick Accurate AF
*Very Sharp from 70-200mm
*Works Great in Broad Daylight

Cons: *Poor in Low Light (If you want a low light performer, You have to spend more $$ and get 2.8 or faster)
*Soft from 201-300mm but can be tweak using post process.

Other Thoughts: I Use this on a DX camera, Nikon D90

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  • David F.
  • 4/24/2010 1:23:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTotally worth it

Pros: The performance that you get for the price.

Cons: Not a particularly fast lens, in terms of f-stop.

Other Thoughts: I can imagine a better lens, and in fact I think one does exist for about four times the price of this one, but given what this one sells for, I'm extremely pleased with it. The focus lock is accurate and quick, and I got some really surprisingly good shots from this lens right after I took it out of the box.

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