An ideal telephoto zoom for any Nikon APS-C camera, the Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR combines a reasonably compact build with an extra-large 5.5x zoom range.
Bigger than average zoom range without any sacrifice in image quality. It's a cracking lens at the price.
It's a shame the lens doesn't have internal focusing. The rotating front element makes it a pain to use with rotation-sensitive filters such as a circular polariser.
The latest-generation 4-stop Vibration Reduction works a treat and build quality is a step up from Nikon's smaller 55-200mm VR lens, making the Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR well worth the extra £60 outlay.