Review Lens: Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED

Lens Overview - Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5

An evolution of the tested DX telephoto zoom, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR from Nikon is a 105-400mm-equivalent lens featuring an updated focusing mechanism along with a compact form factor. One extra-low dispersion element is used in the optical design to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain image clarity. A Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to minimize reflections and flare for greater contrast. Suiting both photo and video applications, the AF-P designation indicates the use of a pulse stepping motor that offers notably quiet, fast, and precise autofocus performance. Additionally, Vibration Reduction image stabilization compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.

Telephoto zoom is designed for DX-format Nikon F-mount cameras and provides a 105-450mm equivalent focal length.
One extra-low dispersion element greatly reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
AF-P pulse motor uses stepping motors to deliver impressively smooth, quiet, and fast autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications.
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by four stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Autofocus and VR switches have been removed from the lens design for a sleek profile; these operations are now accessible in compatible cameras' menu systems.

Compatible Cameras

Full Compatibility: D500, D7500, D5600, D5500, D3500, D3400, D850 (in DX mode), and Z-series mirrorless cameras with FTZ adapter Compatible with Limited Functions: D7200, D7100, D5300, D5200, and D3300; D810A, D810, D800E, D800, D750, D610, D600, D5, and Df in DX mode; and 1-series mirrorless cameras with FT1 adapter Compatible cameras may require a firmware update for use
UPC: 018208106486

Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5 Latest Price



Focal Length70 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 105 to 450mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View22° 50' to 5° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance3.61' / 1.1 m
Maximum Magnification0.22x
Optical Design14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.83 x 4.92" / 72 x 125 mm
Weight14.64 oz / 415 g

Photos Example - Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5

Lens Reviews

F/1.2 Lens

Lens Used Price MSRP Price Year Brand Type Focus Sharpness Vignetting Distortion Chr.Abr Compare
Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Sony $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
MF Lens
Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Canon $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
MF Lens
Fujifilm FUJINON XF 56mm F1.2 R APD $975 $1500 2014Fujifilm Medium
MF Lens
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Fujifilm X $357 $549 2015Samyang Medium
MF Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM $1023 $1574 2007Canon Medium
SemiProDSLR
21 MP
-2.4
0.4
19.7
Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH $1040 $1600 2014Panasonic Medium
Hybrid
16 MP
-1.2
0.3
18.17
Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM $1755 $2700 2019Canon Medium - Telephoto
MF Lens
Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 Micro 4/3 $233 $359 2014Mitakon Medium
MF Lens
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM $1215 $1869 2006Canon Medium - Telephoto
SemiProDSLR
23 MP
-2
0.3
9.84
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2 Canon Save 30% 2016Samyang Medium - Telephoto
MF Lens
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Micro 4/3 $357 $549 2015Samyang Medium
MF Lens
Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Sony FE $519 $799 2015Mitakon Medium - Telephoto
MF Lens
Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton Leica Save 30% 2011Voigtlander Wide - Medium
MF Lens
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Canon M $357 $549 2015Samyang Medium
MF Lens
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS Sony E $357 $549 2015Samyang Medium
MF Lens

Lens Technical

Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G EDSigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM S NikonSigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Canon
Name Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G EDSigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM S NikonSigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM S Canon
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4.5f/4.5f/4.5
Year 201620182018
Mount Type Nikon F DXNikon F FXCanon EF
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens Supertelephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $350$2000$2000
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 706060
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Aug. 2016Sep. 2018Sep. 2018
Brand NikonSigmaSigma


.