The Nikon all-in-one AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens features a 16.7x zoom and VR II image stabilization. It's an excellent multi-use lens that can be used anywhere on any subject. The long-range 18 - 300mm focal length can cover everything from wide-angle shots to high-power zoom shots. It delivers the equivalent of 450mm of telephoto range and it's also great for close-up shots - as close as 1.48 feet from your subject at 300mm.
In addition to the obvious advantages of a long 16.7x telephoto zoom range, the lens also employs a zoom-lock switch, and 9-blade rounded diaphragm opening and three ED and aspherical lens elements. The zoom-lock switch helps to keep the lens secure when it is not in use, preventing it from extending and getting bumped or damaged. And utilizing a 9-blade rounded diaphragm allows for beautiful bokeh and blurred background effects in photos with a shallower depth of field.
Having three ED glass elements and three aspherical elements means this lens will provide you and your camera with spectacular image quality, clarity and contrast in every frame you capture. It's suited for all levels of photography and video capture, from amateur to professional. Plus, it touts features like Nikon's Super Integrated Coating, internal focus, silent wave motor and M/A (manual/auto) focus mode switch.