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Nikon AF-S 55-300mm lens

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Wednesday 1st, September 2010
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Report Photokina 2010 - Nikon announces a new super telephoto zoom lens - the AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR. With a focal length ranging from 55mm to 300mm (equivalent to 82.5mm to 450mm on DX format D-SLRs) it enables the user to really get up close and personal with distant subjects. The 5.5 times zoom ratio offers flexibility by drastically extending the telephoto reach. With 300mm (450mm on DX format cameras) at the telephoto end, this lens leads the way in affordable and portable telephoto photography, ideal for family sport events and holidays.

Nikon AF-S 55-300mm lens

Nikon AF-S 55-300mm lens
Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe BV, says: "The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is a really useful and economical second lens alongside today’s standard 18-55mm kit lenses, enabling coverage of all subjects both near and far. The compact dimensions and lightweight construction make it an ideal choice for the compact D-SLR customer."

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Nikon AF-S 55-300mm specifications
• Focal length : 55-300mm (35mm format equivalent 82.5-450mm)
• Maximum aperture : f/4.5-5.6
• Minimum aperture : f/22-29
• Lens construction : 17 elements in 11 groups
• Angle of view : 28°50’-5°20’
• Closest focus distance : 1.4m / 4.6ft.
• Max reproduction ratio : 0.28x
• Diaphragm blades : 9 (rounded)
• Focusing : AF with built in SWM and Manual focus
• Filter/attachment size : 58mm
• Diameter x length : Approx. 76.5 x 123 mm
• Weight : Approx. 530g / 18.7oz.

Nikon AF-S 55-300mm lens

Nikon AF-S 55-300mm lens with weather sealed mount
The new Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR incorporates high quality ED and new HRI (High Refractive Index) glass elements to help deliver crisp images, even under harsh lighting conditions. The lens has a weather sealed mount, which means you can take it anywhere, without having to worry about moisture and dust infiltrating the lens or camera sensor.

Nikon AF-S 55-300mm lens

Nikon AF-S 55-300mm price & availability
Ready for adventure, the Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is an affordable and compact lens that will be a welcome addition to any camera bag. The lens is supplied with HB-57 lens hood to prevent flare in strong light and a lens pouch for safe storage and transportation. The lens will also be available in zoom kits with Nikon’s popular D-SLR range. The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is available from September 2nd 2010 for an estimated retail price of €429,-.

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