1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

March 13, 2014

The world's smallest and lightest*1 super-telephoto zoom lens with an angle of view equivalent to that of a 810mm*2

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, a new 1 NIKKOR lens for Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses.

The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is the world's smallest and lightest*1 super-telephoto zoom lens, covering the 70-300mm range of focal lengths (angles of view equivalent to 189-810mm in 35-mm [135] format). Equipped with a retractable barrel mechanism, the lens is compact for storage. It also offers a vibration reduction (VR) mechanism that effectively reduces the effects of camera shake equivalent to a 4.0-stop increase in shutter speed at the maximum telephoto position and 4.5 stops at the maximum wide-angle position*3. These features make the lens easy to take with you anywhere despite the fact that it is a super-telephoto lens. Designed as a super-telephoto lens that offers both flexibility and functional beauty, it is well-suited to capture of distant or moving subjects, including wildlife, landscapes, airplanes, motor sports, trains, and athletic meets.

The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is equipped with a number of features that support super-telephoto zoom photography. It is the first 1 NIKKOR lens to be equipped with a focus limit (FULL/LIMIT) switch, which enables quick focusing on distant subjects by restricting focus distance to greater distances. The lens is also equipped with a focus ring that enables intuitive focusing, and supports accessories like the Tripod Mount TR-N100 (available separately) for shooting using a tripod.

In addition, Nano Crystal Coat, which effectively reduces ghost and flare, has been adopted for the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, and it is the first 1 NIKKOR lens for which Super ED glass, which markedly reduces axial chromatic aberration, has been utilized. Optical technologies like these, which are exclusive to Nikon, enable sharp and clear rendering of main subjects while out-of-focus portions exhibit smooth, clean blur.

Nikon has worked hard to expand the lineup of 1 NIKKOR lenses since they were first introduced. The addition of the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 to the current lineup of 11 lenses brings the range of focal lengths covered by 1 NIKKOR lenses to 6.7mm to 300mm (angles of view equivalent to 18mm to 810mm in 35mm [135] format) for coverage of a broad range of focal lengths, from ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto.

1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Primary Features

  • *Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.

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