Opening the telephoto door for newcomers and advanced users alike, Nikon’s AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens is a superb FX-format option for DSLR users looking to capture distant subjects. The lens aims to balance zoom range with size and features by offering a versatile 70-300mm focal length, a variable maximum aperture, and Vibration Reduction that is rated to 4.5 stops. Also, it offers a pulse stepping motor that works wonderfully for stills and video, and it features full-time manual focus override, which permits quick switching by just rotating the focusing ring.
Maximizing image quality is the use of one extra-low dispersion element to combat various aberrations, and a Super Integrated Coating to limit flare and ghosting. And, as with all of Nikon’s latest glass, this lens features an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism, which ensures consistency while using fast continuous shooting speeds. DX-format users can use this lens, as well, and will benefit from an equivalent focal length of 105-450mm. The lens is dust- and moisture-resistant, making it a great choice for bringing outdoors into less forgiving conditions.