The AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Nikkor Zoom Lens from Nikon is designed to fulfill your digital photographic needs. The Compact DX-format zoom lens with High Refractive Index (HRI) lens element, ED glass and VR II image stabilization brings the action closer to the photographer. Its 5.5X Telephoto Zoom lens is ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. Nikon VR II 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. Additionally, the Tripod detection mode reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod. Moreover Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduces flare. With these features and more, the AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens ensures an easy and enjoyable picture-taking experience.