Welcome a new era of super-telephoto lenses with the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6. As the world’s smallest and lightest*1 super-telephoto zoom lens, it combines superb handling with outstanding shooting possibilities. It is the first 1 NIKKOR lens designed with a focus limit switch, which enables a faster autofocus for capturing fast-moving objects at a distance. Its compact design, coupled with the powerful Vibration Reduction function on the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 makes handheld shooting a breeze.
Be prepared to be impressed with the CX-format 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6. A super-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length of 70-300mm (focal length is approximately 189 to 810mm in 35mm format), you can successfully capture a multitude of shots, down to the smallest detail. The 4.3x zoom ratio means you can depend on the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 to deliver the shots you want, with the ease of use you desire.
With a maximum reproduction ratio of approximately 0.41x (35mm format equivalent), the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 can capture telephoto macro shots of even the smallest objects like flowers and insects.
The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 possesses the latest technology, so you can benefit from the innovation at work. A first for a 1 NIKKOR lens, the super ED glass element cuts the incidence of chromatic aberration so you won’t have to worry about blurry images or colour fringes around your shots. The Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces flare and ghost effects, ensuring your images turn out crystal clear. With this advanced lens, you can achieve the sharp, focused images surrounded by beautiful bokeh that you’ve always wanted.
1. Unique Shooting Capabilities of 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6
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.
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.
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.
The maximum magnification of 0.41x* lets you shoot close-ups of flowers, insects and other tiny treasures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2. Technologies for High-definition Images
The incredible sharpness of 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 at super-telephoto focal lengths is due to its Super ED lens element — the same type as found in high-end NIKKOR lenses for digital SLR cameras. Super ED glass markedly reduces axial chromatic aberration, which appears in images as color fringing.
Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflective coating was invented during development of the company’s semiconductor exposure apparatus. It is commonly found on high-end interchangeable lenses for digital SLRs. The coating reduces ghost and flare, helping deliver sharp, clear images with excellent contrast.
Highly effective at reducing reflections over the entire range of visible light (380 nm to 780 nm), Nano Crystal Coat is comprised of nano-sized, crystalline particles (one nanometer = one millionth of a millimeter). The coating’s anti-reflective performance is especially effective in the red wavelengths. Regardless of the incoming light’s angle of incidence, ghost and flare are drastically reduced for consistently clear images.
3. Functions and Accessories for Easy Shooting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4. Designed for Quality and 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.
16elements in, 10groups, (including 1 super ED lens element, and lens elements with a Nano-Crystal coating)
Angle of view
Minimum focus distance
70 mm focal length:, 1.0m (3.3ft), 150 mm focal length:, 1.6m (5.2ft), 300 mm focal length:, 1.6m (5.2ft), from focal plane
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
No. of diaphragm blades
Nano Crystal Coat
Approx. 73 mm diameter x 108 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Approx.550g (19.4 oz.)
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
62 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-N62, Rear Lens Cap LF-N1000, Bayonet Hood HB-N110