Maximum focal length of 810 mm* fills the frame with distant subjects.
1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 brings you up close to distant subjects, filling the frame with expressions too far away to be seen with the naked eye. In addition, the wide focal length coverage of 70 mm to 300 mm—189 mm to 810 mm in 35mm format equivalent—gives you a great deal of freedom to compose shots for maximum effect.
* 35mm format equivalent
Create powerful images with maximum emotional impact.
1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 opens up new creative possibilities, allowing you to capture distant expressions, or compress the background and main subject for shots brimming with energy. The lens can also produce a shallow depth of field, effectively separating the subject from its surroundings.
Broad focal length coverage of 189 mm to 810 mm* makes it easy to track and shoot moving subjects.
Easily capture moving subjects by first locating them at shorter focal lengths, then zooming up close. The expansive coverage also lets you experiment with different compositions without moving from your position—a definite advantage for photography where camera-to-subject distance is always in flux.
* 35mm format equivalent
Close-focus capability for shooting macro-like images at a magnification of 0.41x.*
The maximum magnification of 0.41x* lets you shoot close-ups of flowers, insects and other tiny treasures.
* 35mm format equivalent
Focus ring for minute focus adjustment.
Autofocus with manual override
Even during autofocus, 1 NIKKOR gives you the option to instantly switch to manual focus. This lets you achieve razor-sharp focus in the unlikely event the camera’s AF fails to locate the desired focus point. Manual override is also found on NIKKOR lenses for digital SLRs.
Intuitive manual focusing
The speed and precision of manual focus is greatly enhanced by having a lens that changes focus amount depending on how fast the focus ring is turned. Rapidly turning the ring increases the speed at which the lens covers the focus distance. Conversely, turning the ring slowly lets you make minute adjustment to focus, since the same amount of rotation covers a narrower focus range.
Combining sharp subjects with beautiful blur.
1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 sharply depicts the main subject while simultaneously producing beautiful background and/or foreground blur. This makes your subject clearly stand out from its surroundings.
The world's smallest and lightest* super-telephoto zoom lens with vibration reduction (VR) for effortless handheld shooting.
1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is surprisingly small and light for a super-telephoto zoom. Furthermore, it retracts when not in use for added portability. The lens also features Nikon’s VR, which helps reduce blur caused by camera shake. Despite its super-telephoto classification, little 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lets you shoot handheld with incredible ease.
* Among interchangeable lenses with focal lengths 600 mm and higher (35mm format equivalent)that are designed for AF digital cameras marketed as of February 20, 2014; based on Nikon research.
FULL/LIMIT switch—another first for 1 NIKKOR—speeds focusing.
To speed AF, you can restrict the effective focus range using the FULL/LIMIT switch. When set to LIMIT, the camera only focuses within a pre-determined range to effectively accelerate AF. Normally found on NIKKOR super-telephoto lenses, the function makes its first appearance in the 1 NIKKOR lineup on 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6. Coupled with Nikon's VCM (voice coil motor) and focal-plane phase-detection AF, this camera-lens combination ensures outstanding AF speed and precision.
Tripod mount TR-N100(option) for working at super-telephoto focal lengths.
When shooting conditions demand maximum camera stability, mount Nikon 1 and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 on a tripod (or monopod) via this option. Using a tripod ensures that camera shake — which is amplified when shooting at telephoto focal lengths — is kept to a minimum. In low-light conditions a tripod lets you set slow shutter speeds to take advantage of low ISO sensitivity settings in order to produce crisp, noise-free photos and movies. A tripod also helps you compose more precisely, since camera shake is virtually non-existent.
4.0 stops* on the telephoto side, 4.5 stops* on the wide side
VR allows you to shoot at shutter speeds 4 stops* slower on the telephoto end and 4.5 stops* slower on the wide end — astonishing camera-shake compensation that assists during handheld, super-telephoto photography. Shooting at low shutter speeds without worrying about camera-shake blur lets you capture photos in dimly lit situations without pumping up ISO, reducing noise while increasing resolution.
* When using a CX format digital camera. Based on CIPA Standards.
Stabilizing yourself when shooting handheld to minimize camera shake.
The narrow angle of view produced by telephoto lenses amplifies the effect of camera shake, which can result in blurry images. You can reduce this when shooting handheld by properly stabilizing yourself and the camera. Grasp the lens from below with your left hand, hold the camera in your right, then press your arms firmly to your sides. You can also provide a more stable platform for the camera by crouching down with elbows on your knees, or by leaning against a wall or other solid object.
Silent operation thanks to a whisper-quiet electronic shutter.
All Nikon 1 cameras utilize an extremely quiet electronic shutter. Silent operation makes these cameras excellent when noise might disturb the peaceful ambience of a scene.
1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 and Nikon 1 V3 for super-fast AF.
By combining 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 with Nikon1 V3, which has the world’s shortest* shooting time lag, you can capture subjects instantly even on the super-telephoto end.
* Among interchangeable lens cameras marketed as of February 20, 2014; based on Nikon research.
Pride of ownership and supreme usability.
1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 combines chic looks with unsurpassed ease-of-use, making it a joy to own and a pleasure to use. The black lens barrel exudes a feeling of sophistication and precision while other parts are crafted for optimum functionality. The focus ring boasts trapezoidal notches for easy, fingertip operation, and the zoom ring features special knurling for sure handling in the palm of your hand.