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Lightweight 4.3X Telephoto zoom lens for SLR cameras that set aperture from command dial on camera body.

New G-design enables apertures to be selected from select Nikon AF SLR camera bodies.

Ideal lens for candids, travel and sports photography

D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure process.

AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G 3.9 5 34 34
Love this lens The title sums this lens up well. I love this lens, and a good upgrade from the 18-55mm kit lens. Although, I wish I could have bought the VR version, I am completely happy without it. My images generally turn out great even without it. I use this on my D3100, and even though I have to manually focus(which I did even with my kit lens) it works perfectly fine, where some people online were saying it doesn't work well with my camera model. Over all, it's amazing for it's price and zoom range. November 25, 2012
Excellent amateur lens!! This lens is a bargain!! I purchased mine earlier this year and I am very happy I did. I would have liked to have the more macho VR version, but at the time I simply could not afford it. Either way, I am pleased with this Nikon product. I shot some fairly low light portraits with it and they came out STUNNING!! The images were sharp and had fantastic blur in the background. Luckily I have motors in my camera so I can auto focus. This lens is a bit slow, but if you are in the right situation the lens will deliver. I highly recommend this lens for an enthusiast who shoots wild life or sports and is on a budget. I have a feeling you will be pleased with this product. August 16, 2012
Great zoom lens for sports photography I have used this lens for nearly 10 years for many purposes and find that it is just terrific for sports events due to its sharpness even at the maximum zoom setting. August 18, 2011
Awesome! I can get 300mm pics with no Blurr with the VR. Pin point accuracy on the Focus! No complaints! I love the lens! ALSO! takes pretty nice macro shots fully extended. August 1, 2011
Excellent performance despite the cheap price. First of all it does not have VR and won't auto focus on D3100. For that there is AF-S 55-300 VR at almost 3 times the price of this one (online). This is also one of he two cheapest priced lens in the entire Nikon catalog. So I was hesitant if it is worth buying. It is worth if you are looking for a decent telephoto zoom, won't mind manual focusing, and usually taking pictures during the day. Picture quality is sharp (better than I expected), way better than your 10x point & shoot or SLR looking super zoom. Almost like your kit zoom. It is light so not much of a problem to carry. If you want to shoot in the low light you need 300 f/2.8. Just look at that size and price and if you earn money from photography then you don't need this one. But even then considering the size and price you can keep this one as spare when you are on vacation. I liked this one more than I expected. May 4, 2011
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Will it AF with the 3200?

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No, neither the lens or the camera has a built in focus motor You need AF-S or AF-I lenses..
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Will this lens auto-focus with the D600?

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I'd rather buy the cheaper lens since I use a tripod anyway, but I want autofocus capability.
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Yes the D600 has a built in focus motor.
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Can I use AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G lens in Nikon D3100

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It will not autofocus neither the camera or the Lena has a built in focus motor. You need lenses with a AF-S or AF-I designation, they have built in focus motors.
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will this lens work or fit the nikon d40

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This AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens does not have a focus motor and will not autofocus on the D40 but is otherwise compatible. For lenses that will autofocus on the D40 look for AF-S lenses like the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens. An informative article on choosing lenses for the D40 can be found at this address: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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SUPPORT to nikon D40X

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The AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G lens will not autofocus on the Nikon D40x but is otherwise compatible. For lenses that will autofocus look for those with AF-S designation, like the AF-S-VR-Zoom-Nikkor-70-300mm Lens.

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AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G - does it work with D40 and can you auto fo us?

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It will fit but will be manual focus only.
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will this lense work on my Nikon D3100?

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AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G will work with D3100. However, autofocus is not possible. The D3100 does not have a focusing motor and neither does the lens.
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Will this lense autofocus with the d5200?

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Auto focus is not possible when AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G is used with D5200.
Please read the article in the link below to find out what lenses will autofocus with the D5200.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...
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Will this lens work with my d3100 in both manual and auto focus ?

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The AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G lens will work with the D3100 in manual focus mode only.
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Is this lens compatible with my D3200?

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The AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens will not autofocus on the D3200 but is otherwise compatible. For lenses that will autofocus look for those with the AF-S designation, like the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Lens.

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Is this lens autofocus compatible with D3100?

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No, neither the lens or the camera have focus motors. You need lenses designated AF-S.
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Will this lens work with the Coolpix L310?

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No, the L310 is a fixed lens camera.
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is it compatible with Nikon D3000?

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does this lens compatible with Nikon D3000?
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No, neither the lens or the camera have a focus motor. You. Need lenses designated AF-S the S standing for silent wave focus motor.
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will it work (auto focus) with D3100?

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Auto focus will not work when the AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G lens is attached to the D3100.
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will this lens AF on a D90?

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Yes, D90 has a built in focus drive needed to autofocus.
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nikon AF nikkor | 70-300mm 1:4.5 6G" is suitable for D3000 or not, if yes why I am getting split image

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I am usinng D3000 camera since four years, this particular lens I got from a friend for tele photography, not able to get sharp images... other then that I am getting split image / not shaky, is it because lens not suitable for this camera.

Earlier I have used same lens with D3100 and D300 it has given good images,

Lens "nikon AF nikkor | 70-300mm 1:4.5 6G" is being used.

There is no issue with camera when used with other lenses.
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Except for no autofocus the lens is compatible.
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I am an amateur photographer and have Nikon D3100. Looking to buy this lens as it is cheap and got decent reviews. It would be great if someone offer some tips on buying/using this lens for my camera.
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Yes the in focus indicator will work,
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Rear lens cap

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Recently purchased a D5200 with an extra lens (70-300mm). Was going to use the lens today but was unable to remove the rear lens cap.
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It turns clockwise to remove, it is a left handed thread.
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will this lens works with d3200

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Plzz Help !!!!!!!!!!
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It will not auto focus, neither the lens or the camera have auto focus motors
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Will the lens work with the new D5300? Any loss of function?

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You will not have auto focus,
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It will not autofocus, neither the lens or the camera have focus motors. You need lenses designated AF-S the -s signifying a built in focus motor
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2197/AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-55-300mm-f%252F4.5-5.6G-ED-VR.html
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2166/AF-S-DX-VR-Zoom-Nikkor-55-200mm-f%252F4-5.6G-IF-ED.html
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can i manual focus this lens on D5200

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Yes, manual focus only.
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Is this lens for a Full Frame Camera e.g Nikon D3

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It is a full frame lens but can be used equally as well on a DX camera body.
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How do I control aperature with this lens on a D3100?

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also, on my D3100 it will only let me shoot in manual mode. Help?
 
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Put the camera in aperture priority and rotate command dial., you do realize you will not have autofocus as neither the lens or the camera have focus motors. For the D3100 you need lenses designated AF-S or the older AF-I as they have built in focus motors.
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Will it work with D3200 ?

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It will not auto focus neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motor.
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does this lens have VR (vibration reduction)

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No, but the later AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED version does.
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will it work with my NIKON D3200

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Yes but will be manual focus only
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how many 70-300mm zoom lens does nikon have?

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Currently made:
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-EDAF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

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AF Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6d
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AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6g

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Why won't the auto focus work on my Nikon 3100
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Neither the camera or the lens have built in focus motors. You need lenses designated AF-S or the older AF-I both have built in focus motors.
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Does anyone have sample photos using this lens and maybe a D3100 or D3200?

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Looking for a sports lens for high school football but at a low/good price.
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Concord, CA, USA
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Favorite Subject: Sports
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Would be difficult to find sample photo. The lens will not auto focus on D3100 or D32 00 . Neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors.
For these cameras you need AF-S designated lenses. The "-S" means the lens has a built in silent wave focus motor. You can also use the older AF-I lenses as they also have built in focus motors.
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