Spanning a long-reaching range, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is an 82.5-450mm-equivalent telephoto zoom for DX-format Nikon DSLRs. Its optical design feature of pair of extra-low dispersion elements along with one high refractive index element, which help to reduce both chromatic and spherical aberrations in order to realize a high degree of sharpness and clarity. A Super Integrated Coating has also been applied to control flare and ghosting in order to increase contrast and color accuracy when working in harsh lighting conditions. Benefitting the lens's long reach is Vibration Reduction, which compensates for up to three stops of camera shake to promote sharper handheld imagery. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor is also featured to provide fast and near-silent autofocus performance and full-time manual focus adjustment override.