Features a powerful optical zoom range of 16.7x (27-450mm on a 35mm format)
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) and Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
VR (Vibration Reduction)
M/A (Full time Manual focusing)
SWM (Silent Wave Motor)
Nikkor AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Zoom Lens
Nikkor AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX zoom lens is basically a lens that you will mount on your DX DSLR and forget. It does everything within the optical 35mm range of 27-450mm. The lens has all the essential goodies including Nikons Super Integrated Coating (SIC), VR (Vibration Reduction), SWM (Silent Wave Motor) and M/A (Full time Manual focusing).
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Ultra-high-power 16.7x all-in-one zoom lens with Nikon's second-generation Vibration Reduction (VR II) for beautiful, sharp images in varied shooting situations. Suprisingly compact and lightweight, an extremely versatile all-in-one DX-format lens.
Nikon's most powerful all-in-one zoom lens ever.
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 18300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Boasting the longest reach of any NIKKOR all-in-one zoom lens, it delivers the equivalent of 450mmenough 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.
No subject is too far or too close
450mm (equivalent) of super-telephoto reach
Building on the success of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, Nikon proudly introduces the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18300mm 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.
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 18300mm 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.
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 18300mm 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 ghostingyou can expect a lifetime of consistent brilliant performance from the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.
Nikon Vibration Reduction
Learn more about Nikons 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.
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
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikons Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrationsrather than a gear systemto focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
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 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
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
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.
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.
Focal Length Range
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
Optical Conversion Factor
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
ED Glass Elements
Super Integrated Coating
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Minimum Focus Distance
1.48 ft. (0.45m)
Only at 300mm zoom setting
Accepts Filter Type
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
3.3 (83) x 4.7 in. ( x 120 mm)
29.3 oz. (830 g)
LC-77 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
HB-58 Bayonet Lens Hood
LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
CL-1120 Soft Lens Case