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Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens

  • Model: 55-300MMVR
  • Telephoto Zoom Lens 55-300mm
  • Built-In Vibration Reduction
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Lens Type
Telephoto Zoom Lens 55-300mm
Image Stabilization
Built-In Vibration Reduction
Shipping Weight
2 lbs

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) lens—a first for the NIKKOR lineup—achieves 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.

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Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens
 
4.4

(based on 88 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Lens

By MaddDog56

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens:

Have really gotten into photography recently, this lens is definitely good pickup. It is very versatile and can be used for a huge variety of shots. I use it for sports and wildlife photos as well as landscapes and sunsets.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not worth the $70.00 savings...

By Passion83

from Connecticut, USA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens:

Ordered this lens for my D5200, and immediately was disappointed with the focusing and the sharpness of the pictures at higher zooms. I had read that the 70-300vr was a higher quality lens and I thought "I'm not a professional so I can settle for the 55-300vr." Had the lens for a day and returned it because I felt that I allowed my self to settle for something that did not serve me in order to save 70 bucks. I ordered the 70-300vr instead for many reasons including Internal focus, VR2, and the shear speed of the auto focus. Also for the manual focus over ride when in auto focus. Next time I'll do my research more thoroughly.

 
4.0

One of my favorites!

By GuardPhotos

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens:

I've used this lens for a variety of situations and it works beautifully for the most part! It works the best in well lit areas when your subject isn't doing a whole lot of moving. The poorer the light and the more movement happening, the longer it takes to focus, even compared to other lenses. I've noticed that, even in good lighting, it has a tendency to actually focus slightly behind the subject, despite the indicator lighting up in the right spots. That being said, I use it for a lot of sports and other action photography, and I still manage to get some great close-ups after making my own adjustments.

 
5.0

Excellent for beginners like me...

By Jayz

from Doha, Qatar

Comments about Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens:

Love this lens so much... Its great combination with my d3300..

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome lens - great quality

By NikonUser77

from Canada

Comments about Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens:

Bought this when I started going to horse shows because I needed something with better zoom.. took it to my second show & was absolutely amazed with the quality of the photos. I'm the type who likes her artsy photos & was quite impressed with how good they looked. If anyone is looking for a zoom lens, I suggest going with this one. Works really well with squirrels & birds in trees too!

 
5.0

Great investment!!!!

By dsanther

from Alexandria, VA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens:

I was in need of a lens that would go beyond what my small camera would go. I decided to go for this zoom lens after my 18-55mm lens that came with my D40X completely died. I've had my camera for 6 years and I use it a LOT. Getting this lens reignited my passion for photography. I am not an expert photographer, just like to take good pictures. This lens is awesome. It produces crisp images and complements the camera settings to produce excellent pictures with great colors. I am very happy with this lens. Pros: It is not heavy and it is easy to carry/fit in a bag; great colors; crisp images; zooms to great lengths keeping details. Cons: Closer objects are difficult to photograph, but not impossible (I bought extension tubes to resolve this issue)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lens

By Lens

from St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens:

I wanted a lens that would get close up from far away. This lens really is better then I expected.

 
1.0

Lint inside the main optical lenses

By Lint

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens:

When I first purchased this lens for my Nikon D7100, I never imagined that I would get a defective lens. There was lint inside the internal lenses with no option to clean them. I would probably ignore a small piece if it was at the edge of the lens but when you have (3) spots of lint in the middle of the lens, quality needs to be improved. This is my first time owning a Nikon product and so far, I'm debating the purchase.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good quality zoom, covers everything

By jTak16

from Boston, MA, USA

Comments about Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens:

I used this lens extensively on a recent trip to the Galapagos Islands. With the abundant wildlife, the lens was definitely put through its paces. It performed well enough for my purposes, although its focus when searching is much slower than more professional lenses. Capturing birds in flight or quick lizards was somewhat difficult, but not so much that I would not recommend this lens. It is perfect for the beginner or the amateur because of its great range, VR for telephoto and action, and budget-sensitive price. Definitely a great buy!

 
5.0

Great features!

By NikonPhoto

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens:

The lens is great, the VR is great the quality is EXELLENT. I have taken many photos with it combined with my D3100 and they are a great combo!

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