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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 4 5 33 33
Smooth motion quick focus This lens is one of the smoothest transition lenses I have used. The auto focus function is quick and quiet. The VR at maximum zoom allows for hand holding with no distortion or bluring. Manual focus function is also very smooth and easy to use. May 2, 2011
Great Lens-Great Price-Great Results I Have enjoyed the good optics, versility, and VR, of this mid range lens. It is recommended for various types of shooting in good lighting or on tripod.Nice addition to your lense arsenal. April 15, 2011
Great lens I'm very fond of this lens that I got off eBay for less than original selling price. It works smoothly and makes beautiful images. Thanks, Nikon! April 14, 2011
Great Little Telephoto Lens I love this lens, for it size and telephoto need, it a great little lens, only draw back is it a manual lens, and dosen't not offer auto-focus. January 6, 2011
Zoom with a Boom! A great lens! On the low end in price but still takes great pictures! I've used it at football games, cheering competitions, volleyball tournaments and it's never let me down! Way to go NIKON! September 21, 2010
I have 2 Nikon cameras, a N70 and a D70. I have 3 Nikor lens that interchange with both cameras. I have used Nikon products for over 10 years. I use Nikon Capture 4, since I shoot in the Raw Image format August 8, 2010
Biggest bang for a small buck I got this lens to use with my D70. I like being able to reach out there and capture small details without having to put life or limb in jeopardy. Not the speediest AF in the world, but certainly not the slowest. Here is the plus. I was gifted a Nikon N65 without lenses. Who would want to use a 35mm film camera in the digital age? Well, you should. They are easy to use, cheap to find and, when helping a younger person to learn photography, far less nerve wracking than passing out a DSLR. Remember, the PRINCIPLES of photography are the same, whether film, CMOS or CCDs. This lens works equally well on either the Nikon N65 or the D70. This lens needs to be in your lens arsenal. August 2, 2010
High power secret My AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G lens is an outstanding value in the digital world. I bought it for my D70 and now my D90. The higher ISO settings available on the latest cameras, makes this lens a key player for any photographer. July 31, 2010
Good Value Good value for the money. fast focus speed, great response time, inexpensive for a 300mm July 30, 2010
Great Lens For the Price. I bought this lens for my D90. I use it together with my 18-105 VR kit lens. So far I have had great results at sporting events, Nascar and Drag Boat Races, etc., anywhere a longer lens is needed. Lens is f 4-f 5.6 so it not the fastest lens but overall a graet value. I normally use it on a monopod when at the 300mm setting and so far have had great results. Its not a VR lens, but its also a lot of lens for the money. July 17, 2010
Melhor custo benefício Essa lente é para quem gosta de ajustes manuais. Durante minhas viagens ela é indispensável para fotografar arquiteturas e paisagens onde necessito de uma imagem ampla e nítida. O preço é excelente. October 5, 2013
Seems to work for me! I've had this for a number of years now; got it originally to go with the Film Nikon I had - and then kept it to go with the D5000; the drawbacks are, of course, that's it's not autofocus, nor does it have VR; however, it has saved me having to buy another lens. In the sunlight the results seem fine to me - though note that I"m not a professional photographer, nor probably a very good amatuer. June 14, 2014
Lightweight, cheapest lens This lens many times surprised me It is the most simple and cheapest lens from Nikon. Makes the perfect job for his price and quality. Missing some key elements with the competition. But even so it remains at the top. Is worth getting someone who wants to have a Nikon lens in the bag, but doesn't spend an entire wage and be able to take him everywhere with him fearlessly. This lens with your camera, you will be surprised. Try the lens before you buy it. May 31, 2014
Well worth the money..... This lens, contrary to so many who commented, does not have VR (Vibration Reduction). It leads me to believe that so many that use it, don't really know what they're doing. Can they benefit from thinking that it has VR? I really don't think so. It costs a little more than a kit lens and it's worth having because it's pretty sharp, it's very light and for this money, you really can't go wrong. Even as an extra if you have overlapping focal lengths, put it on a spare body, you'll be ready without having to change lenses. July 15, 2012
Great lense in many aspects. I`m interested in nature photography and traveling throughout the world with my work in United Nations. I`m using 70-300mm 1:4.5.6 Nikkor AF with my D90 and it meets my requirements more than I expected. It can be recommended to anyone who wants a lense at 70-300mm range. May 7, 2012
Good for the price I found the lens works well in good light, low light you need to increase the ISO. It is fairly light and easy to operate and a good choice for shooting nature/wildlife. November 3, 2011
Great Lense for the Money I couldn't afford the VR version of this lesnse but for what it's worth I really don't see the need for it. I've shot portraits and even macro type shots and it has done a wonderful job. I just up the shutterspeed and adjust the ISO for whatever I am shooting and go for it. Great lense! September 11, 2010
Good value I had this lens for about 2 or 3 years and then traded it for the 70-300VR. I now miss the ability to manually focus when taking photos of wild birds in trees - the VR lens isn't easily focused with just one finger as is this lens. This lens is sharp once it is stopped down to f6.3 or f8 - as sharp as any you'll find. July 30, 2010
Best Nikon Tele Value I shot with one of these for a few years and loved the image quality. Optically slow combined with no AF-S and VR, I got frustrated when I couldn't shoot a polo match in Florida one day. That convinced me of the need for AF-S and VR on a telephoto lens from then on. Later I bought the vaunted 70-200/2.8 VR and never looked back. Still, this is a bargain for budget shooters and warrants consideration as a 'first tele' for budding photogs. It's still a Nikkor! July 30, 2010
Grandes resultados con un poco de práctica. Llevo algunas semanas ocupando este objetivo con mi D3100 y con un poco de práctica se obtienen grandes resultados, la relación calidad precio es muy buena, al principio es un poco complicado pero encontrando los parámetros da imágenes nítidas y con una calidad aceptable. June 5, 2014
replaced my Tamron 200-400 I have been a US Navy Photographer and worked as a newspaper and commercial photographer, but was priced out of market when digital came along. Now I have bought a D-80 and D-1x and a variety of lens to provide a wide range of capability. I was surprised at the low price of this lens and pleased by the results. It is considerabley sharper and much lighter tha n the Tamron. I use it primarily for birds and compressed scenic shots. It is a good choice for consumers wanting something longer than their kit lens. April 15, 2011
This is the only Nikon lens I have ever used that was less than excellent. It doesn't focus easily, has really bad distortion and color fringing and just generally is not up to Nikon's standards. April 14, 2011
Light and affordable I have owned this lens for several years, using it on both a film and digital Nikon. It is well made for a Chinese lens and quite light. Images are sharp and true. April 14, 2011
Great lens for the money I have a D90 with the 18-105 kit lens. Bought the 70-300 off Craig's List for a very good price. Being new to DSLRs didn't want to invest too much yet. This lens is not rated very good by the "experts", but my experience with it has been great. For shooting nature photos, airplanes and flying creatures it does quite well. Although the specs aren't that impressive, for the hobbyist it is more than sufficient. Most of my photos are viewed via computer screen, the inherent flaws (CA and such) are not evident. I use a tripod for night and portrait shots and am pleased with the results. An excellent investment for the newcomer or occasional user IMO. October 27, 2010
Results have not been satisfactory for me I found it difficult to focus at the higher zoom numbers. December 7, 2010
Infinity focus poor The lens is out of focus at infinity. I returned the lens twice to Nikon and they claim that it meets bench standards even though the photos I submitted to tech staff clearly indicated that the photos taken at infinity were out of focus. The Nikon S2 I purchased in 1958 still works perfectly. Back then the company manufactured their own lens. Now that they sublet the manufacture of their lens they appear to have lost quality control over the process. May 2, 2011
Cheap - but not useful Do not attempt to use this lense unless it is under bright sunlight and you have super steady hand and a camera with super fast shutter speed. Tripod needed if you need to take any photos at night. April 14, 2011
Oh yes, that one, without the aperture ring... For the longest time I thought Nikon was not capable of making bad quality lenses. I bought one of these used in 2005 and after a few months I was convinced that it took horribly soft pictures, no matter what I did, on the tripod, stopped down halfway, with the self timer, etc. I gave it as a birthday present to a complete beginner in photography, a teenager, a year ago after not using the lens for a few years. July 30, 2010
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Will this lense work with D5100?

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I think it will not work, can someone please confirm?
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Yesterday i tried with this lens , It worked quiet well. THe clarity was amazing....
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Yes, but it will not autofocus on a D40/40x/60/3000/3100/5000/5100. This lens will only autofocus with bodies that have built-in auto-focus drive motors, such as D80/D90/D7000, and up.
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Yes, but it will not autofocus.
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Will this work with the Nikon D7000?

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First of all first answer to this question is wrong as this is not AF-S VR lens!!! Wrong phorum man.

I have more precise question - will AF work with D7000 or not ?
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Naturally the 70-300 AFS VR G lens will work perfectly with the D7000, as it does with my D90.
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Yes, you can use this lens with the D7000.
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Is it fully compatible with a D5000

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Will this lens work fully(autofucus etc)
with the nikon D5000?
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No. You need an af-s lens
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Cameras such as the D5000 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.

You may want to try the AF-S version of this lens.
 
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I have the nikon d3000. this lense is what i can afford. but im new with all the auto focus stuff. Please help!
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I don't believe there is anything about this lens that would make it incompatible with your camera. I think you will find that it will expand your vision by bringing small things closer and allowing you to take pictures of objects at about five feet away and throw the background out of focus so the entire picture concentrates upon your object of interest. You will find he lens light and easy to work. Just remember to relax, take your ttime, take a deep breath and squeeze the shutte button slowly to get great pictures.
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Yes. Any af-s lens will work with the Nikon d3000. Af-s means that there is a servo motor in the lens itself to power the auto focus. All of your lenses need to be af-s if you want autofocus to work.
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The D3000 does not bring a Auto-Focus motor for AF Lenses, this is what helps the lens engage focus on a subject when pressing halfway the shutter button.
This camera requires lenses with the motor built-in. Make sure they say "AF-S" at the beggining of the model.
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hi can u tell me if this will fit a d50

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hi can u tell me if this will fit d50
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Nikon specs are wrong it said "AF-S lenses required for autfocus".
Never owned one but further research showed it was the only low end consumer DSLR to have a built in screw drive.
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Slightly incorrect, it will AF as the D50 has in built focus motor so is able to af with non af-s lenses
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It will work but manual focus only. Neither the camera or the lens have built in focus motors. You need the AF-S version to get autofocus.
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It will AF on d3100?

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No. You need an af-s lens as your camera does not have an internal focusing motor.
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If you want to use this lens on a D3100 you will have to achieve focus manually since the camera body doesn’t have the internal motor for AF.
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Will this lens work with Nikon D3100?

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No you need an af-s lens as your camera does not have a focusing motor built in.
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D3100 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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will the AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G work with the Nikon D3000?

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No. You will need an af-s lens as your camera does not have an internal focusing motor. If you use just an af lens, the lens will have to be focused manually.
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D3000 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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Fully compatible with my D80?

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Most all Nikon DSLRs have the Nikon F bayonet mount and all the Nikkor AF-S lenses like this can mount that camera.
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Yes, you can use this lens with the D80.
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Will AF with this lense work on my D70 or my D40?

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Well, it works on my D50, so it will definitety work on a D70. The D40 is an open issue.
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D70 yes, D40 no.
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