Focal length of 55-300mm
High-Refractive Index lens
SWM (Silent Wave Motor)
VR (Vibration Reduction)
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) elements
Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR DX Zoom Lens
Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR DX zoom lens is perfect for wildlife, sports and fast action photography with its fantastic, optimized for DX format, 55-300mm (equivalent to 82.5-450mm on a 35mm format) optical range. It has Nikons High-Refractive Index lens, ideal for super sharp and high contrast images in a small barrel length. VR (Vibration Reduction), ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) and SWM (Silent Wave Motor for smooth manual focusing override) completes the package.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Compact 5.5X DX-format telephoto zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element and ED glass is ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.
All-in-one zoom for superb super-telephoto shooting
This powerful zoom lens lets DX-format D-SLR users reach 300mm super-telephoto with clarity and sharpness, thanks to built-in VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization. In addition, the new High Refractive Index (HRI) lensa first for the NIKKOR lineupachieves clear, high-contrast images at every aperture and focal length yet contributes to making the lens body slim and compact. A practical, versatile lens, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is ideal for those who want a single lens that can handle just about any shooting opportunitiy.
A view from afar
Super-telephoto capability in a compact lens
The compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, with its High Refractive Index (HRI) lens element and 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements, lets you easily capture far off images, bringing all the action up close. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.5 stops of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.
Nikon technology for stunning photos
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR continues Nikons tradition of advancing imaging technology. In addition to VR II image stabilization, it features some of Nikons latest lens technologies: Nikons exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for precise, fast, ultra-quiet autofocus operation, Super Integrated Coating (SIC) for enhanced performance in low-light and minimizing ghosting and flare, Tripod Detection Mode for reducing vibrations during tripod shooting and more.
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 DSLR 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, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
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.
HRI stands for High Refractive Index Lens. With a refractive index of more than 2.0, one HRI lens can offer effects equivalent to those obtained with several normal glass elements and can compensate for both field curvature and spherical aberrations. Therefore, HRI lenses achieve great optical performance in an even more compact body.
A-M stands for Auto-Manual Mode. Thanks to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is realized in the same way as users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.
Focal Length Range
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
High Refractive Index Elements
FX in DX Crop Mode
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
ED Glass Elements
Super Integrated Coating
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Minimum Focus Distance
4.6 ft. (1.4m)
Accepts Filter Type
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
3.0 (76.5) x 4.8 in. ( x 123 mm)
18.7 oz. (580 g)
HB-57 Snap-on Type Lens Hood
LC-58 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
CL-1020 Soft Lens Case