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Published 17/08/16

Nikon launches the first super-telephoto zooms to boast the new AF-P Stepping Motor

Nikon updates its portfolio of DX NIKKOR lenses with two lightweight super-telephoto zooms: the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR and the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED.

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Fast, quiet, and precise, these lenses are a great way to explore the creative advantages of telephoto photography. Whether youre shooting distant subjects, travel photos, or amateur wildlife images, the versatile 70-300mm focal range easily magnifies the action. An extra-low dispersion ED glass element in each lens delivers images with vivid colour, crisp detail, and perfectly rendered contrast. Both lenses feature Nikons new, superbly quiet AF-P Stepping Motor, which makes them ideal for shooting video as well as stills. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm ED VR features Nikons Vibration Reduction technology for clear, blur-free images even when shooting at the far end of the telephoto range. And both lenses boast a serious size advantage their compact build makes them comfortable to carry and ensures balanced handling when used together with Nikons smaller entry-level DSLRs.

Zara Livingston, Junior Product Manager for D-SLRs, Lenses and Accessories at Nikon UK, says ''The new 70-300mm AF-P NIKKOR lenses are great additions to the NIKKOR lens line-up and ideal for photographers looking to extend their reach. The streamlined design makes carrying them easy, and these are the first telephoto lenses to feature Nikons AF-P focus motor.''

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Stepping Motor
Nikons Stepping Motor ensures smooth, fast autofocus. When zooming in to capture a photo, subjects come into focus quickly and easily. When shooting video footage, the motor allows you to smoothly shift focus from subject to subject with practically no drive noise, ensuring your movie isnt ruined by the sound of the lens focusing.

Simplified control, lightweight build
Both of these super-telephoto lenses offer first-time users a more intuitive way to shoot. Users can switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus using the camera menu. With no switches on the lens barrel itself, theres no chance of accidentally changing settings when the time comes to take the shot. These lenses let you pack light, too. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED weighs in at just 400 g, while the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR weighs 415 g.

This lens is compatible with D3000 series cameras from the D3300 onwards, D5000 series cameras from the D5200 onwards, and D7000 series cameras from the D7100 onwards. The D500 is also compatible. Please note that compatible cameras may require a firmware update.

Only works with D3000 series cameras from the D3300 onwards, and with D5000 series cameras from the D5200 onwards. Compatible cameras may require a firmware update.


1st Published 17 August 2016 10:37 Posted by Ben Jones
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