- Model name: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : FX / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has a 10.7x zoom range which is handy for a trade-off of 800 grams comparative weight. This Nikon F mount wide angle tele zoom lens has a minimum f/stop of 3.5 when fully zoomed out. Compatible with both FX and DX format Nikon DSLRs this lens has a 9 blade rounded diaphragm.
Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) ensures that the lens exhibits sharper image contrast and more details in the colors. Three aspherical elements reduces spherical aberrations and Nikon’s VR II image stabilization system ensures that the lens offers up to four stops of slower shutter speeds. This significantly improves the hand-held capabilities of the lens. Additionally Nikon has provided two ED lens elements to reduce color fringing.
SWM technology eliminates the sound when the lens is focusing which is imperative when shooting at a close distance from the subject or when shooting wildlife. Additionally the presence of IF technology means the lens length never extends when focusing. Additionally the presence of A/M means it is easy to correct the focusing by manual overriding at any time.
The lens has 19 elements arranged in 14 groups. The minimum focusing distance is 1.6’ or 0.5 meter throughout the entire focal length range. The AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR has a filter size of 77mm. It ships with a HB-50 bayonet lens hood, a LC-77 snap-on front lens cap, a LF-1 rear Lens cap and a CL-L1120 soft carry case. The price of the lens is $1050. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
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Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Specifications
|Construction||19 elements in 14 groups (with two ED glass and three aspherical lens elements)|
|Angle of view||75°- 8°10’ (53°- 5°20’ with Nikon DX format)|
|Minimum focus distance||0.5 m/1.6 ft. (throughout the entire zoom range)|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||0.32x|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Approximately 83 x 114.5 mm/3.3 x 4.5 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 800 g/28.2 oz.|
|Accessories||77mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-50, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1120|