Fast f/2.8 Zoom-NIKKOR lens Perfect for sports, photojournalism and wildlife photography.
7 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) Enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
Rounded 9-blade diaphragm Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.
Focuses to 4.6 feet Close focusing provided throughout the entire zoom range for extended versatility. Fully compatible with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-17E II and TC-20E II (III) Teleconverters.
Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
Nano Crystal Coat Further reduces ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity.
Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) Enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus.
Internal Focus (IF) Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range.
M/A focus mode switch Enables quick response to changing situations between manual and autofocus operation.
Flower-shaped lens hood Included HB-48 lens hood—shades the objective from unwanted, image-degrading light.