With a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 27-450mm, this lens offers a Ultra Wide Angle perspective.
Recommendations are based only on the features necessary to perform the application successfully and do not take into account the relative image quality of different lenses
High foreground to background compression of Static/Slow-moving subjects
High focal lengths reduce the perceived distance between foreground and background or they can be used for better magnification of subjects that are not possible to get closer to. When operating telephoto lenses at 300mm or above focal lengths without image stabilisation or camera support, it is necessary to use shutter speeds over 1/250 sec, making those lenses only suitable for daylight exposures.
Nikon developed ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to enable the production of lenses that offer superior sharpness and color correction by minimizing chromatic aberration.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating
Nikons Super Integrated coating multilayer lens coating helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating achieves a number of objectives, including minimized reflection in the wider wavelength range and superior color balance and reproduction.
Aspherical lens elements
Aspherical lenses virtually eliminate the problem of coma and other types of lens aberration — even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting the distortion in wide-angle lenses. In addition, use of aspherical lenses contributes to a lighter and smaller lens design.
Internal Focusing (IF)
Nikon’s IF technology enables you to focus a lens without it changing in size. All internal optical movement is limited to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel. This allows for a more compact, lightweight construction as well as a closer focusing distance and faster operation. Additionally, since the front lens element doesn’t rotate, filters do not have to be readjusted every time the focus point changes.
D-type and G-type NIKKOR lenses relay subject-to-camera distance information to AF Nikon camera bodies. This then makes possible advances like 3D Matrix Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash.
The G-type NIKKOR has no aperture ring; aperture should be selected from camera body.
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S Nikkor lenses feature Nikon’s SWM which converts “traveling waves” into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed auto-focusing that’s extremely accurate and super quiet as well as being more battery power efficient.
Vibration Reduction (VR) I and II
This system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed three stops faster, or four stops faster with VRII. It allows handheld shooting at dusk, at night, and even in poorly lit interiors. The lens’ VR system also detects automatically when the photographer pans — no special mode is required.
Compact and lightweight DX NIKKOR lenses featuring a smaller image circle are specially designed and optimized for Nikon APS-C (non full frame) digital cameras. While these lenses will work on full frame cameras, the cameras will automatically crop the resolution on the image sensor.