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Nikon Inc. 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 3.0 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.
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Will a lens take photos inbetween focal lengths?

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Not sure what you mean, but it will operate at whatever focal length between 55 and 300mm that you like. All telephoto lenses are that way.
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Yes.
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So, if I am correct, I can use a 105mm. focal length, or any given number between 55 and 300.
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Between 70 and 100 mm, for example.
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It is a Zoom lens and you may use any focal length within the range of 55mm to 300mm (x1.5 focal length is DX cameras)
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Between what focal length ????
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Will a teleconverter work with this lens?

If one will work, will the autofocus work or not?
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kenko TCs might.
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Defo no!
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No.
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Would this lens be useful for surfing pictures?

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I agree the 70-300 is much better. You may well also want to use a tripod when shooting at 300mm, the actual focal length on a DX DSLR is 450mm, which means you probably want to have a shutter speed at around 1/500 or faster, if not using a tripod.
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it would but the 70 to 300 is a lot better lens for that
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Yes!

For the price, this is an excellent lens for situations where there is plenty of light and you need lots of zoom.

It is not as good for low light photography, since it can only open up to f/4.5-f/5.6. Some cameras may have problems focusing at f/5.6 in dim light, like indoors under artificial light..
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I just purchased a D7000 and the shop recomended this lens for birding, I'm not happy. Are you going to make a multiplier for this lens?

My pictures have no improvement over my Cannon w/ 70-300mm Zoom. Birds are just out of range with not enough clarity.
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Probably not- The maximum aperture is f4.5 so a 2x extender would make it f8, Not enough light to focus.
Look at Nikons lens catalog for wiich extender will work on what lens. Nikon usa.com. That will tell you everything you need to know about Nikon lenses.
Also, don't forget the 1.5x multipication factor for your D7000,makes your lens 105-400mm f4.5-f5.6
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Unfortunately, this lens is not fast enough to work well with teleconverters. Nikon AF systems (except D4 & D800) need an effective aperture of f5.6. Adding a teleconverter, even the 1.4x will take this lens beyond that. The 55-300 is a very good value. If you want a little more reach in a zoom, the 80-400 will get you more, but at 4x the price, and it is still not fast enough for teleconverters. It sounds like your needs may be up in the price range of the exotics. The 200-400 f4 zoom will take a teleconverter and get you out to almost 600mm. Similarly, the fast telephotos will take teleconverters as well, but we are talking serious $$$ for all of these lenses. Unfortunately, the level of optics that you are looking for is not really available at the price point of this lens. Renting a lens might be a good way to figure out which way to go.
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Please click on the link below for the lens simulator; it will help you to make the decision on what lens you need.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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Is the AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED compatible with the D3000?

Is this lens compatible with a D3000 and does it have auto focus and vibration reduction?
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AF-S DX series lens are compatible with D3000.
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Yes, this lens has Vibration Reduction (VR) and is compatible with the D3000 since the lens has the internal motor for AF. In the model of the lens you will see VR for Vibration Reduction and AF-S that means the lens has the built-in motor for autofocus.
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Yes.
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is this lens compatible with a d3100?

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All AF-S lenses have the Nikon F mount so they will all fit on a Nikon camera.
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D3100.
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Is this a good lens for taking scenery pictures, e.g. mountains?

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In some situations. I use it to take scenic closeups. I.e., sunsets, flowing water, vegetation, people, or animals with a distorted background. The 18-135 mm AF VR works very well for landscapes.
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This lens is perfect for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more.
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I have the D40, will this work with my camera for zooming?

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Yes it will. All functions supported with AF-S lenses.
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Yes it will work with with no problems.
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WHAT TELEPHOTO LENS CAN I USE FOR CAMERA D70

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The 55-300 lense works great with D70. It is not heavy and has the stabilizer for motion
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Please visit our website and use the lens finder tool in order for you to make your selection base on your needs.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...?
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Will the auto focus on this work with the D 5000

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yes
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yes, all af-s lenses work with modern motorless bodies.
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Is this lens copatible with a d 5000

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all Nikon lens with "AF-S" should work with you D5000
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Yes it is.
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What is the ring that connects to the body made of? Is it plastic or metal?

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it is metal.
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The mount of the lens is made of metal.
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What is the filter screw in size?

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58mm filter size.
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58mm.
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Will this AF-S Dx Nikkor 55-300 MM F/4.5-5.6G ED VR work on a D80 Camera

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Yes it will. This lens has the built in focus motor.....the D80 body does not. AF-S means it uses the Silent Wave Technology focus motor to focus. The 55-300 VR lens is an excellent lens for this camera.
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Yes.
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Will AF-S DX nkkor 55-300 mm lens function on a nikon FM or Nikkomat FT-3 body?

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No it will not function on FM or FT-3 body. There are no CPU contacts in these older film cameras so you will have no way to control the F Stops, No auto focus & No VR.
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Short answer no, its designed for DX bodies.
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What bags/backpacks are recommended for a D7000 with 55-300 lens?

I have a D7000 with 55-300 lens and am having trouble figuring out which bags and backpacks would be best suited for me. It seems that many of the bags cannot fit a 55-300 lens, at least not mounted to the camera. I am planning to get a 18-55 lens in the near future so I would like for the bag to be able to fit that lens in as well. Also, as an amateur I would prefer not to have to spend to much money on the bag/backpack.
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I'm very happy with my Tenba Shootout Sling, medium size. At $110, it might be a little pricey for you. Lowepro makes a similar model for a little less, but the quality doesn't compare to the Tenba. The bottom compartment just fits my D7100 with the 55-300mm lens attached, plus plenty of room for my 18-105mm and 50mm lenses, flash unit, two bottles of water, cell phone, and rain shell, along with a tripod hanging off the side. Also, if I ever get one of those huge super-fast teles, I can take out a middle barrier and slip the camera and lens through the top.
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The one bag that we offer that would fit your camera and the two lenses that you will have at some point in the future - is found at the following link: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ....
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COMPATIBLE WITH D90

CAN I USE IT WITH D90????
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D90.
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yes
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Nikon DSLR D3200.

Is AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR compatible on Nikon DSLR 3200? Or anyone has a better suggestion? Comment please, thankyou! :D
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Yes, the AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is compatible with the D3200.
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Yes it is fully compatible, that will give you a range of 18-300 when combined with the kit lens.
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Is max zoom the same for all 300mm lenses

I am new at DSLRs. In the simulator the focal length seems directly related to zoom factor for all lenses. Why does the 55-300mm show a zoom of 5.5x but the 18-300mm shows a zoom factor of 16.7x in the specs?
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Should be 5.5 x 55 = 300
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5.5 x 55 = 30
18 x 16.7 = 300
Ratio of minimum to maximum zoom
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Focussing issue with 55-300

Hi. I have noticed a focusing issue with 15-300 VR lens. It actually does not focus on the object while using 300 mm zoom. In fact this problem has noticed for the range beyond 200. The object is "blurred" quite often. I used this for bird photography but the results are not as expected. I am using D3100. Also I am getting a lot of color noise in the pictures.
Location : India
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Location : India
Age: 35-44
Favorite Subject: Nature
Nikon Family: 6-10 years
Experience: 6-12 months
Role: Serious passion, hobbyist
on AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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Your lens is probably defective. I had a similar problem with a used AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR on my D7100. Auto focus would search and search, and if I got lucky it would focus on a very tight range. For example, I might get a bird's beak in focus at 300mm, but its feet would be blurred. I sent the lens back and got a refurbished model. Now it takes perfectly focused photos every time. If it's not too late, get a replacement.

By the way, Nikon refurbed lenses are a great value.
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Location : New England, USA
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Common problem on super zooms,The auto focus is a little slow on this lens. Noise shouldn't be a problem unless you are pushing up the ISO.
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