Nikon is updating its 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR lens, adding a stepping motor for improved AF performance and enhancing the Vibration Reduction.
The new full frame (FX format) lens can now deliver up to 4.5 stops of shake reduction, per CIPA standards. VR is available in Normal and Sport Mode.
Thanks to the addition of a stepping motor, the 70-300mm becomes Nikon’s first full frame AF-P lens (AF-P is the designation Nikon applies to its lenses with stepping motors).
Like all newer Nikkor lenses, the 70-300mm features an electronic diaphragm for consistent exposure control during high speed shooting and video recording. It can focus on objects as close as 3.9 feet with a magnification ratio of 0.25x. The lens is dust and moisture resistant and features a nine blade aperture.
Nikon hasn’t finalized a ship date but the lens will set you back $700 when it does hit store shelves. It is available for pre-order now.