The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is a DX-format super-telephoto zoom lens with built-in vibration reduction for simple and enjoyable 5.5x super-telephoto shooting. IT is the first interchangeable lens to utilise a high refractive index (HRI) lens element, which allows for a more compact and lightweight size, as well as offering pleasing rendering performance. With a refractive index of 2.0 or higher, the use of a single HRI lens element provides the same benefits as multiple elements made of standard optical glass. In addition, as this single lens element also compensates for focal plane curvature and spherical aberration, the lens itself could be made smaller and lighter yet still offer 5.5x magnification and support for super-telephoto shooting at up to 300 mm. It exhibits excellent contrast and sharp rendering throughout the entire frame even at maximum aperture.
Product Code: 1Nik55-300 VR
• Built-in vibration reduction (VR II) offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four steps • The benefits of vibration reduction are best demonstrated with super-telephoto shooting. This feature stabilises the view through the viewfinder for simpler focusing. • Two ED lens elements used for superior chromatic aberration compensation • Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing
Lens Construction (Elements/Groups)
17 elements / 11 groups (2 ED glasses)
Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format
28° 50'- 5° 20'
Closest focusing distance
Maximum reproduction ratio
Filter Attachment Size
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange)
Approx. 76.5 x 123 mm
Approx 530 g
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Nikon AF-S Nikkor DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens