Last Updated on January 13, 2019
It’s easy to see the appeal of a 70-300mm lens: it can go wide enough for portraits and landscapes and it can zoom in sufficiently for shooting sports and wildlife. Recently, Nikon has announced an upgrade of its popular telephoto lens now featuring the latest Nikon technologies.
The AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR lens comes with enhanced Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization along with a stepping motor for a faster and quieter autofocus performance. These features make this NIKKOR 70-300mm the first full-frame AF-P lens from Nikon. With this offering, Nikon is providing a versatile and compact telephoto lens for intermediate FX and DX-format photographers looking to capture clear images of subjects from long distances. Be it candid snaps, photos of wildlife, travel documentation, and sports photography, Nikon built the new NIKKOR 70-300mm lens to handle different kinds of situations, including shooting video.
Updated with the Newest Nikon Technologies
Nikon not only made the new NIKKOR 70-300mm lens lighter, but also added a couple of enhancements, including:
- a better Vibration Reduction system – provides up to 4.5 stops of VR stabilization to ensure photos are sharp and videos are smooth even when shooting handheld or in low-light situations.
- a Stepping Motor technology – helps autofocus performance not only be fast but also quiet, a feature that is quite useful when shooting HD or 4K UHD video. It is this very feature that contributed to the reduction of the lens’ weight, making it easier to carry around for shoots that last the entire day.
- an Electronic Diaphragm – ensures a smooth exposure transition when shooting video. It also makes sure exposure is maintained during high-speed shooting situations, a usual scenario when shooting sports.
- a minimum focus distance of 3.94 feet and a reproduction ratio of 0.25x – allows users to get closer in order to capture detailed photographs, even at 300mm.
- an improved lens construction – lens is dust and drip resistant and the metal lens mount ensures durability. Natural, circular bokeh is also achieved through a 9-blade diaphragm. Plus, the ED element ensures minimal chromatic aberration.
Availability of the NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR lens has not yet been announced but it will start retailing at $699.95.