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.