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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 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.
Apr 14, 2011 by
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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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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.
Dec 5, 2012 by
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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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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.
Apr 15, 2011 by
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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.
Apr 14, 2011 by
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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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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.
Mar 31, 2011 by
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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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