The Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor is a 5.5x telephoto zoom lens ideal for capturing dramatic sunsets, family pictures, athletic events and any travel occasion. The image stabilization is based on Nikon VR II technology, ensuring users to capture sharp and dramatic still images on the go.
The built-in tripod detection feature helps to reduce vibration associated with tripod usages. The zoom feature is smooth and users shouldn’t have problem aiming it downward, due to the absence of lens creep. Overall, the Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor is a decent lens for something just under $400 with a metal mount and a wonderful solid feel to it.