Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED AF-S DX VR

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This lens is a modestly priced and lightweight consumer grade telephoto zoom. The lens is mostly plastic, but the mount is metal, and it has a rubber seal around the mount.

It sports Nikon's second generation VR, claimed to give up to 4 stops improvement.

Comes with plastic bayonet hood HB-57 and CL-1020 pouch.

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Mount: Nikon F.
Format: DX/APS-C.
Aperture range: f/4.5-5.6 to f/22.
Optical zoom: 5.5x.
Close focus distance (CFD): 140 cm / 4.59 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:3.6 / 0.28X.
Focus: AF (built-in, gear-type).
Groups/elements: 11/17.
Filter diameter: 58 mm.
L x D, W: 122 x 76 mm, 530 g.
Approximate street price: USD 360 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 2010-today.

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Established: 1917
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Nikon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Japan Optical Industries Corporation), and renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. Nikon Corporation is one of the companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

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