Nikon AF-S Nikkor 120-300 mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Telephoto Zoom Lens
Impressive reach. Incredible speed. Absolute versatility.
Zoom flexibility. Prime performance.
All-new SR (Short-wavelength Refractive) technology
Prime-rivaling AF performance.
Powerful Vibration Reduction (VR) with SPORT mode.
Professional, stress-free operability.
Dust and drips denied.
Improved communication between camera and lens.
Short-Wavelength Refractive LensSR is a high- and specialized-dispersion glass lens that refracts light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue. By controlling short-wavelength light, the lens is able to achieve highly precise chromatic aberration compensation so that the colors in your images are more accurately reproduced. It also allows for more flexible optical designs, which allows for compact, lighter lenses to be designed.
ARNEO CoatAn anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon and used in conjunction with Nano Crystal Coat to further reduce ghost and flare effects caused by incident light entering the lens vertically. This allows for the outstandingly clear capture of images even when a light source is located within the frame.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) GlassAn optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
Nano Crystal CoatAn anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat uses ultrafine, nano-sized* crystal particles to eliminate reflections inside the lens throughout the spectrum of visible light waves (380 to 780 nm) in ways that far exceed the limits of conventional antireflection coating systems. Nano Crystal Coat not only solves ghost effects caused by red light, which was incredibly difficult for previous systems. It also effectively reduces ghost and flare effects caused by light entering the lens diagonally. The result: clearer images.
Electromagnetic Diaphragm MechanismAn electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. With conventional D/G type lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated by mechanical linkage levers.
Vibration ReductionA Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Fluorine CoatPhotographers need gear that can withstand the elements. Nikon’s fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt, ensuring easy removal even when they adhere to the lens surface. Nikon’s fluorine coat endures a high frequency of lens surface wiping and its anti-reflective effect also contributes to the capture of clear images.
IF LensA NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave MotorAF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM). This technology converts “traveling waves” into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that's extremely accurate and super quiet.
M/ASelect NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
Super Integrated CoatingNikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
**Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
The lens incorporates an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism. The following cameras are compatible with this lens:
D5, D4 series, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800 series, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300 series, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4, J5 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1
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F mount Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU
120 – 300 mm
25 elements in 19 groups (including 1 ED lens element, 2 fluorite elements, 1 SR lens element, lens elements with Nano Crystal and ARNEO coats, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of view
FX format: 20° 20' to 8° 10' DX format: 13° 20' to 5° 20'
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimeters (120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 250, 300)
Internal focusing system
Minimum focus distance
2.0 m ( 6.6 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
No. of diaphragm blades
9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat, ARNEO coat
Automatic electronic aperture control
112 mm (P = 1.0 mm)
Approx. 128 mm/5.1 in. maximum diameter x 303.5 mm/12 in. (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 3250 g ( 7 lb 2.7 oz)
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Manual, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual
Focus limit switch
Two positions: FULL (∞ to 2.0 m) and ∞ to 6 m
Focus distance indicator
2.0 m to ∞
Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
LC-K103 Lens Cap (front cap), LF-4 Lens Cap (rear cap), HK-41 Lens Hood, CL-L2 Lens Case, LN-2 Strap
- Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance, specifications, and performance of this product at any time and without prior notice.