- Compact & lightweight design.
- The ideal lens for sports wildlife & travel
- Ultra-fast autofocus in near silence, thanks to Nikon's stepping motor - perfect for video.
- Versatile 70-300mm telephoto zoom range.
- Utilizes Nikon's renowned high quality lens optics.
- ED glass element ensures sharp, crisp images with fantastic colour rendition
Telephoto reach. Winning speed.
Sports. Wildlife. Travel. From the winner’s expression to birds in flight, this fast-focusing FX long lens captures exceptional stills and movies. The 70–300mm focal length range (105–450mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR) easily puts you in the centre of the action. A minimum focus distance of 1.2 m throughout the zoom range and a 0.25x maximum reproduction ratio lets you get in close and fill the frame. And the Internal Focusing (IF) system means the front lens does not rotate while focusing, which is convenient if you’re using a filter.
Ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus
Bring subjects into focus extra quickly, and extra quietly. Record video footage with practically no drive noise. AF-P NIKKOR lenses boast Nikon’s Stepping Motor for silent, instantaneous autofocus. When shooting video, the motor allows you to smoothly shift focus from subject to subject. Now you can capture footage that isn’t ruined by the sound of the lens focusing.
Advanced Vibration Reduction (VR) and SPORT VR
Shoot handheld without worrying about the effects of camera shake. Reliably track fast-moving subjects with SPORT VR—even when they’re moving erratically. Compared to the previous incarnation of this full-frame lens, Vibration Reduction (VR) is now faster, quieter, and more effective. VR now lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower than otherwise possible.¹ And it activates the instant you press the shutter halfway. This lens also boasts SPORT VR, inherited from Nikon’s pro lenses. SPORT VR mode delivers a more stable viewfinder image, which is helpful when shooting exceptionally fast action, or when panning.
Go where you need: weather-resistant build
Follow the action without worrying about the lens. Every movable part of the lens barrel is sealed to protect from dust and water droplets. The weather-resistant design delivers reliable shooting in challenging weather conditions. The lightweight build ensures more comfortable handheld shooting and easy portability. Weighing just 680g, this FX lens is a great travel partner. And it’s an ideal second lens for those times when you might need a little more reach.
The superior resolving power of this full-frame lens ensures crisp, high-resolution images throughout the zoom range, even when shooting wide open. Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass counters chromatic aberration for images with vivid colour and perfectly rendered contrast all the way to the edge of the frame. The nine-blade rounded diaphragm enables even, natural-looking bokeh.
Built to partner Nikon’s fast DSLRs, this lens responds swiftly and precisely. An electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures at high frame rates. A/M and M/A focus mode switches inherited from Nikon’s professional lenses make it possible to control manual-focus override simply by turning the focus ring. The preferred option of sports photographers, M/A mode allows switching with virtually no time lag. The A/M focus mode is less sensitive to prevent unintentionally switching to manual mode. Both the focus ring and the zoom ring boast a knurled covering that enables a firm grip for smooth control.