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A 5.5x telephoto zoom lens for a D-SLR camera. Comes with a snap-on cap, a rear cap, a hood and a case.

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It has a metal mount instead of a plastic one

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It is available at a good price for the features

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It provides sharp images

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The vibration reduction feature is not good enough for low light situations

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The autofocus is slow

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The Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens is a 5.5x telephoto zoom lens for a D-SLR camera. It includes vibration reduction to stabilize an image, extra-low dispersion elements, a high refractive index lens element and other features. This lens comes with a snap-on cap, a rear cap, a hood and a case. 

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Features

  • 5.5x telephoto zoom lens, filter thread 58 mm
  • Nikon VR II image stabilization; tripod detection mode
  • HRI (high refractive index) lens element
  • 2 extra-low dispersion (ED) elements
  • Nikon silent wave motor (SWM)
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Highlights

  • 5.5x Telephoto Zoom lens - equivalent to a focal length of 82.5 to 450mm in FX/35mm format D-SLR
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) - reduced flare and enhanced light and color 
  • Nikon VR II Image Stabilization  - Vibration Reduction feature
  • HRI (High Refractive Index) Lens Element - keeps the lens compact with high contrast 
  • Tripod Detection Mode - reduces vibration 
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements - reduce chromatic aberration
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) - quiet and effective autofocus
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm - improves areas that are not in focus
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What's in the Box

  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens
  • 58mm snap-on lens cap
  • LF-1 rear lens cap
  • HB-57 snap-on lens hood
  • CL-1020 lens case and 1-Year worldwide limited warranty
  • Plus 4- years complimentary extended service coverage valid in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why does the Nikon 70-300 mm VR cost more than the 55-300 mm?

    The 70-300 has some special features like a faster autofocus, it is FX and DX functional and more. Nonetheless, the 70-300 is a larger, heavier lens.

  • Will this lens autofocus with the D3100?

    Any AF-S lens should work with your camera.

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