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Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR Zoom Product Photos
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR Zoom Information and Samples
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Press Release

Aug. 9th 2006

A High-performance telephoto zoom lens that combines Nikonís most advanced features and specifications with remarkable value.


Tokyo Ė Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, a high-performance telephoto zoom lens that offers Nikonís most advanced features such as Nikon Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and enhanced Vibration Reduction (VRII), as well as optics perfected for use with both Nikon DX format digital and 35mm film SLR cameras.

The Zoom-Nikkor lens offers 70-300mm (4.3x) zoom performance, and is suitable for various telephoto shooting opportunities in, for example, as sports, nature and wildlife photography. When used with a Nikon DX format digital SLR, the picture angle is equivalent to what would be experienced with a 105-450mm lens on a 35mm SLR Advanced Nikon engineering has given rise to a compact lightweight lens design that offers outstanding optical performance and excellent handling characteristics.

The new Nikon Vibration Reduction (VRII) system enables users to take substantially sharper handheld pictures at slower shutter speeds. With the new VRII system, users can take sharp pictures at shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower* than would otherwise be possible. For VR shooting, users can select two VR modes to match shooting conditions. Normal Mode primarily reduces camera shake in handheld shooting, detecting panning automatically. Active Mode can compensate for vibration when shooting from, for example, a moving vehicle.

The AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED also offers proven Nikon features and technologies such as the SWM, which offers fast and precise autofocusing with super-quiet operation, and two ED glass elements that provide higher resolution and high-contrast images.

Together with the AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED lens, it gives Nikon digital SLR owners a focal-length range from a wide 18mm to super telephoto 300mm (the picture angle is equivalent to 27mm to 450mm of 35mm format) .

*Under Nikon measurement conditions.

Note:
Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.



AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Major Features

-4.3x, 70-300mm telephoto zoom (picture angle, when used with Nikon DX format digital SLRs is equivalent to a 105-450mm on a 35mm format SLR)

-The VRII minimizes camera shake by offering the equivalent of a shutter speed 4 stops* faster. Normal and Active modes are available.

-Two ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberration in the entire zoom range while ensuring high resolution and contrast. Outstanding Nikkor optical performance makes it suitable for photography with both Nikon digital and 35mm film SLR cameras.

-The SWM enables fast and quiet autofocusing, and smooth switching between autofocus and manual operation.

-Two focus modes are available ó M/A and M

-The Internal Focus (IF) design provides a constant lens length and eliminates rotation of the front lens element, facilitating the use of circular polarizing filters.

-The nine-blade rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.

-A flower-shaped bayonet hood is provided

-Ý67 mm filter attachment size (Non-rotate)
* Under Nikon measurement conditions.

AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Specifications
Focal length 70-300mm (Picture angle, when used with Nikon DX format digital SLRs is equivalent to a 105-450mm on a 35mm format SLR)
Maximum aperture f/4.5-5.6
Minimum aperture f/32-40
Lens construction 17 elements in 12 groups (two ED glass elements)
Picture angle 34°20’ - 8°10’ (22°50’ - 5°20’ with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus range 1.5m (4.9 ft.) (through the entire zoom range)
Attachment size 67mm
Dimensions (approx.) 80 x 143.5mm (3.1 x 5.6 in.)
Weight (approx.) 745g (26.3 oz.)
Included accessories 67mm Snap-on front lens cap (LC-67), Rear lens cap (LF-1), Bayonet hood (HB-36), Flexible lens pouch (CL-1022)
Optional accessories 67mm screw-in filters
   
Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. August 2006

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