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Nikon's most powerful all-in-one zoom lens ever.

Nikon's AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.
If you want a single lens that can cover every imaginable shooting situation, from wide-angle groups to ultra-high-power zoom shots, look no further than the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Boasting the longest reach of any NIKKOR all-in-one zoom lens, it delivers the equivalent of 450mm—enough reach to bring the most distant action up close. Nikon's second generation VR II technology ensures every photo and HD video is razor-sharp, and Nikon's advancements in lens design deliver consistent, exceptional performance in any setting. It's also great for close-up shooting. Even more amazing, the AF-S NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR does all this in a surprisingly compact, lightweight lens.
Vibration Reduction
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Photo of boats on a canal lined with colorful multiple-story houses, taken with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

No subject is too far or too close

450mm (equivalent) of super-telephoto reach

Building on the success of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, Nikon proudly introduces the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for those who want even more reach in an all-in-one lens. Its astounding 16.7x zoom range goes from a wide 27mm equivalent, great for group shots, vast landscapes and more, all the way to a super-telephoto 450mm equivalent, enough reach for wildlife photography and more. The lens can focus as close as 1.48-ft. from your subject at 300mm. This ultra-high-power zoom capability means no subject or composition will ever be out of reach again.
Photo of a modern looking building lit up at night, taken with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

Sharp, beautiful images in any light

VR II image stabilization

At super-telephoto focal lengths, even the slightest camera movement can cause image blur. Fortunately, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR features Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization that provides 3.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.
Photo of two white birds among green brush, taken with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

A lifetime of brilliant performances

Nikon innovations for stunning images

Nikon's innovations in optical design and lens technology have given way to a remarkable new class of NIKKOR lenses. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is among them. From its Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing to its Aspherical (AS) lens elements and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for maximum contrast and minimum lens flare and ghosting—you can expect a lifetime of consistent brilliant performance from the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.

Nikon Vibration Reduction

Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
M/A
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Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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Excellent Lens I really like this lens. I have a D5100 and had been using a Nikon 18-70 and a Nikon 55-300 as my lenses, which I was constantly changing, and in the process losing shots. I bought this about six months ago, and have used it in a variety of situations, including photographing receptions, photographing art show entries, taking pictures in nature, and some really close-up shots where I used it like a macro. It does an excellent job on all of these. It is heavy, but it is a wonderful all-purpose lens that gives the user many options of focal length to capture a wide range of photos. October 27, 2013
You'll love it! I recently purchased the 18-300 to put on my D5200. I have been amazed. I really love pet portriat & pet action, nature and sunrise/sunset photography. This all-in-one has not let me down. I would switch lenses frequently, and worried about dust getting in the camera. Now, I never have to remove the lens from the camera and I'm always ready for any shot, whether it be a close-up of an flower or a wide angle sunset. It does have a little weight to it, so it won't spend much time just hanging on the strap, you'll want to hold it. It's well worth it... Another thing that I love is the ability to override the autofocus. When the shutter release is pressed half-way and the camera focuses, you can override it and focus manually simply by rotating the focus ring. No switching back & forth from auto to manual. If you can find one in stock, BUY IT! :-) I love the versatility and image quality. THANKS NIKON! March 23, 2013
D5100 + 18-300 I finally bought when it went on sale for 700.00 almost everywhere. I sold my 55-300. I can say with out a doubt this thing is amazing, I can't believe all the wide angle shots I've been missing, I truly love this. It has reviews for all its downsides, distortion, boeing, pincushion, chromatic, but the can all be fixed easily in post production. I actually like the bowing as I do landscape. It's worth every penny. March 17, 2013
18-300 mm lens I bought this lens for my D-5100 camera feb 25th, mainly used for wildlife and found it to be way byound my expectations, i highly recomend this lens to any nature photographer. Dave A. March 6, 2013
AMAZING!!!! What a surprise! It replaces everything i have... The 18-300 is big.. but a lot smaller than the collection of lenses shown in my photo... Amazing. I have compared it to the 80-400 and it looks a little better. It really trumps the 18-200. That has been a great lens for me.. in many trips to Alaska and other fine vacations. The 18-300 is sharper .. nicer color.. and 300 mm. A photo of a bunch of lenses it pretty pitiful, but you can see the color and sharpness of the lens at 300 mm. Now i have to get rid of all these old lens... Amazing innovation. All this for $300 off too!! February 23, 2013
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There was a question in regards to compatibility with the D300 and the answer was to the D300s please respond to the D300

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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is fully compatible with D300. The D300 is a DX format camera and it's fully compatible with all Nikon DX format lenses.
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Can this lens be used with D3000 and D7100 as well?

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I currently own a D3000 Eventually I will upgrade it to the next level which i believe is D7100. Can I use this lens for both?
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yes, it is compatible with both cameras.
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Yes, it is fully compatible.
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Is this lens compatible with the D40?

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will this lens work with 3200 .... need to coz am saving to buy this lens if this will work ... :D

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Will work perfect.
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It will work fine with D7000, a far as quality I expect it will be as good as your 18-200. I also use the 18-200 as a travel lens and the only drawback to the 18-300 is it weighs a half a pound more.
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Is the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm compatible with the D3200 and D5100?

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Is this lens works with Nikon D40x?

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Is this lens compatible with the D3300

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What are the best filters to use with this lens? I want to get something to protect the lens but also help make the pics better.

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I will use this lens with D5200.
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You could get a 77m NC filter for it to protect it but it will not effect images, filters will not 'help make pictures better'
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Is this lens fully compatible with a D50?

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Yes it is fully functional.
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can i use it with my D90.

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Yes, the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is compatible with the D90.
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Can I use it with my D90?

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I am looking for a lens that can help freeze action at basketball games as well as get close up of the players. A friend suggested an extender tube but Nikon doesn't make one for my camera body. I am hoping this lens will help with this issue.
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Is it wrong to carry it around by the lens? Can the bayonet mount get damaged doing this? What is the best way of carrying this D3100 with the 18-300mm lens attached?
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At 830 grams the 18-300 is not a particularly heavy lens and you can carry it by the lens or the camera body. What ever is comfortable and as a safety feature wrap the strap around your wrist if you are not carrying it with the strap around your neck.
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When Nikon will launch next version of D300s?

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I will love to use this(AF-S DX NIKKOR18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR) lenses with fastest DX format camera
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Thanks for your question about Nikon products. Unfortunately we cannot speculate about future products until official information is announced on our web site: www.nikonusa.com
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Yes, it will have full functions.
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR will fully function with the D800E. However keep in mind that the D800E has an FX sensor and the lens is a DX format. This may cause cropping if the camera is not adjusted to Auto DX Crop (which can be found in the image area setting of the camera). Auto DX Crop will have the camera adjust to the DX crop when a DX lens is attached.

To find more information on this setting of the camera please see page 81 of the User's Manual: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17722

To see what the crop may look like with the D800E here is a link to the lens simulator: http://static.nikonusa.com/Lens-Simulator/simulator.htm

For more information on what DX and FX mean for the lens and camera please see the link provided: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/g588ouey/The-DX-and-FX-Formats.html
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