Powerful DX-format 16.7x zoom with super-telephoto reach. Offering a broad 18–300mm focal length range, this compact ‘walkabout’ lens is ideal when you want to travel light and still capture diverse perspectives.
Perfect for travel and amateur sports or wildlife photography, the design of this lens keeps the body remarkably compact without sacrificing image quality. ED glass and aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and contrast; Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system delivers clear images, even when shooting handheld at the super-telephoto end of the range. A practical zoom-lock switch keeps the lens secure when you’re on the move.
DX-format 16.7x zoom: with 18–300mm focal range (FX-format equivalent: 27–450mm). Offers incredibly versatile wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage.
Portable build: the perfect all-round/walkabout lens for general travel shots, and amateur sports or wildlife photography. Boasts a surprisingly compact and lightweight design for a high-power lens with this kind of range.
High optical performance: three ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements and three aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and contrast while minimising most forms of aberration and colour dispersion.
Vibration Reduction (VR): minimises the effects of camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds that are up to four stops slower. VR operation is quiet, even when filming.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor): for fast, whisper-quiet autofocus.
Zoom-lock switch: keeps the lens secure when it’s not in use.
16 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED lens elements, 3 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view
76° – 5° 20'
Minimum focus distance
0.48m (1.6ft), from focal plane at all zoom positions
No. of diaphragm blades
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 78.5 mm x 99 mm
Approx. 550g (19.4 oz.)
67 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67, Rear Lens Cap LF-4