Robust and agile
Aerial views of the rally stage. Raptors in flight. Shoot stills and video in remote or challenging situations, without worrying about your lens.
Wildlife at sunset. Subjects under harsh streetlights. Benefit from edge-to-edge sharpness, and minimal light fall-off and flare, even when shooting wide open or in backlit situations.
Sharp and steady
Keep pace with the action, and the light. Nikon's Vibration Reduction and SPORT VR let you shoot without worrying about the effects of camera shake.
This lens responds swiftly and precisely when your subject moves. An electromagnetic diaphragm delivers precise exposures at high frame rates.
Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance. Advanced AF tracking keeps pace with fast-moving subjects—even when they’re moving erratically, at random speeds, or approaching the camera quickly. The electromagnetic diaphragm ensures fast automatic exposure control, and maximum accuracy. The two-position focus-limit switch (FULL and ∞–5 m) offers additional control over subject-acquisition speed.
Smooth focus control
A fox’s burrow. A bend in the racetrack. Easily fine-tune focusing—adapt to the moment with breathtaking precision.
Focus functions inherited from Nikon’s professional lenses offer superb control. A/M and M/A focus mode switches let you switch from autofocus to manual focus simply by turning the focus ring. The focus ring boasts a knurled covering that enables a firm grip. And the Memory Recall function lets you store a focus distance for repeated use. Perfect when you want to focus on a bird’s favourite hunting perch.
19 elements in 11 groups (including 3 ED lens elements, 1 PF (phase Fresnel) lens element, lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of view
Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 5°, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 3° 10'
Minimum focus distance
3.0 m (9.8 ft) from focal plane
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size
95 mm (P = 1.0 mm)
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 106 mm maximum diameter x 237 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 1460 g (3 lb 3.5 oz)
LC-95 95 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HB-84 Bayonet Hood, CL-M5 Lens Case