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NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 300MM F4E PF ED VR

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NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 300MM F4E PF ED VR is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
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  • Prime Full-frame AF Lens
  • Phase Fresnel Lens Element
  • Silent Wave Motor
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  • Prime Full-frame AF Lens
  • Phase Fresnel Lens Element
  • Silent Wave Motor
  • Filter Diameter: 77mm
  • Power of a Phase Fresnel lens in a revolutionary 300mm:
  • 300mm f/4 prime lens capable of changing the way pro and serious enthusiasts shoot
  • At just 147.5mm long and 755g - over 30% shorter and 1.5lbs lighter than its predecessor - the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is the world's lightest 300mm full-frame AF lens (As of January 5, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research)
  • The secret to its remarkable size? A Nikon-designed Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element, a first for the NIKKOR DSLR lens lineup
  • But handling isn't the only advantage; the PF element also performs brilliantly - achieve new levels of sharpness and clarity with virtually no chromatic aberration or ghosting
  • Whether you shoot fashion, portraits, nature, wildlife, sports, action or today's big stories, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR will help you capture stunning views of the decisive moment
  • Pushing the lens technology envelope:
  • The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is a cutting-edge lens engineered to draw peak performance from high-resolution full-frame cameras
  • The Phase Fresnel element nearly eliminates chromatic aberration on its own
  • When combined with an Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element and Nano Crystal Coat (N), it delivers strikingly clear, accurate images
  • Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-quiet, ultra-fast autofocusing with seamless manual override (just spin the focusing ring), and a Fluorine coating on the front
  • lens element effectively repels dust, water, grease or dirt, ensuring easy cleaning
  • Speed, precision and versatility:
  • The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is a quintessential prime lens that belongs in the serious photographer's bag
  • Its fast f/4 maximum aperture and rounded nine-blade diaphragm produce beautiful bokeh
  • A highly accurate electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism ensures consistent exposures, especially when shooting at high frame rates
  • And for greater reach, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is compatible with most Nikon Teleconverters
  • Work in nearly any light, at any distance, with outstanding sharpness and contrast
  • Sharpness and clarity: 4.5 stops of Vibration Reduction:
  • The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR's Vibration Reduction (VR) feature provides an image stabilizing effect equivalent to a shutter speed increase of 4.5 stops (in NORMAL mode; based on CIPA Standard)
  • Capture sharp, clear handheld images in low light, of fast action and more
  • VR modes specifically designed for Sports & Action and Tripod Shooting deliver specialized image stabilization to match your situation
  • Compatibility:
  • AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II
  • AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
  • AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
  • AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III
 
 

Lens Performance

Lens Type: Digital SLR Lenses
Focal Length: 300mm
Maximum Aperture: f/4
Aperture (Max. & Min.): Max: f/4, Min: f/32
Camera Mount Type: Nikon F
Camera Format: Full-Frame
Angle of View: 8.17 (FX-format); 5.33 (DX-format)
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.4m
Maximum Close-Up Magnification: 0.24x
Groups/Elements: 10 Groups/16 Elements
Diaphragm Blades: 9

Lens Features

Image Stabilization: Yes
Autofocus: Yes
Tripod Collar: No

Physical

Filter Thread: 77mm
Dimensions (DxL): 89 x 147.5mm
Weight: 755g

Additional Information

 
 

What’s Included:

  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
  • LC-77 Snap-On Front Lens Cap 77mm
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-73 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-M3 Semi-soft Lens Case
 
 
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive so far "I, like many others, have been waiting for this upgrade to the 300mm f4 for a long time. I have had it now for a couple of weeks and can give my first impressions. First, it is a lot smaller and lighter than the lens it replaces, thanks to the use of diffraction optics. This makes it very easy to carry around and shoot hand-held and is a big plus. Second, it has vibration reduction that Nikon claims to offer a 4.5 stop improvement. I'm not sure if I see that much, but it is definitely a big improvement over the original non-VR 300 f4. The smaller size/weight and addition of vibration reduction are two huge improvements for anyone who wants a hand-holdable 300mm tele with prime image quality. How is the quality? In a word, excellent, with a caveat. The use of diffractive optical components enables the size and weight reduction, but it comes with a cost. This lens does not handle specular light sources in the frame in a conventional manner - be prepared for some interesting bokeh when there are point light sources in the frame. Nikon warns off this up front, and there is a digital filter available from Nikon to deal with this that I haven't yet tried. When there are no potentially troublesome light sources directly in the frame the lens is stunning. It is sharp as a tack, I can see virtually no chromatic aberration and colour rendition is wonderfully accurate. I use this lens alone or with a Nikon T1.4ll teleconverter, and the image quality is everything I wished for from a prime lens. I shoot a lot of wildlife handheld and have used a Nikon 80-400D VR for several years, and this new 300 with the 1.4 converter attached gives me a 420mm f5.6 on my D800, and the image quality is definitely better than the 80-400 at 400mm. The autofocus performance of this lens on a D800 is great - I just shot a couple hundred shots at a soccer match and had about a 90% keeper rate of in-focus shots - very impressive. I have so far had good results with birds in flight as well. This lens doesn't come with a tripod collar, and the Nikon one is expensive. I bought a Vello brand one for 1/4 the Nikon cost and it works just fine. The lens is light enough that it actually doesn't have to have a tripod collar - the camera tripod mount works fine with this lens attached, but the ability to rotate the camera frame orientation without shifting centre of gravity on the tripod makes the use of the collar very desirable. To sum up - if you are looking for prime quality at 300-400 mm in an easily hand-holdable package that is (relatively) inexpensive you can't beat this new 300 f4 VR paired with a 1.4 teleconverter. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars from me is the highlight bokeh rendering, which for me is not a critical flaw, and I gladly accept it to achieve the size/weight advantages of this lens. Highly recommended."
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it to death "I pre-ordered from Henry's in December and despite the fact that everyone else seemed to be waiting until June, mine showed up in February. I have used it a lot, over 10,000 shots so far and none disapointed. I had to AF fine tune ( a fairly large value of -10) but after that, it was plain sailing. Shooting mostly wildlife, I have never encountered the flare ascribed to this lens probably because my technique gets me out of the direct sun-line and I use a modified lens hood that provides greater shielding than the supplied one. VR works great. No issues on a D7100 although I will get the firmware upgrade in case I get a D8xx. Colours are so saturated ... much better than the old 300mm f4 D and as good as the 300mm f2.8. This lens is super sharp wide open. It took me a while to get the confidence to shoot wide open at f4 and not automatically stop down for sharpness. But most of all, this lens is small and light. I can hike all day without noticing it hanging on my Blackrapid and I can hold it up forever searching the tree branches for an elusive Warbler. It takes the TC-14E very well and the TC-20E III not so well - I sold the 2X as it was just not worth the effort. I also sold my 300mm f4D and 300mm f2.8. I really now have no need for another telephoto. This as close to perfect and I can hope for. If you are a wildlife or sports photographer ... you won't regret owning this piece of kit. Here are a few of the thousands of pics since February. I don't stage ... I am a walk around shooter with often seconds to make a decision to act. The light weight and fast AF has served me well. https://photobirding.smugmug.com/Select/Nikon-300mm-f4-PF/"
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this lens last Dec.23,2017. Light, small, quick and sharp. This is my primary lens for wildlife and is always paired up with my D500. A super combination of camera and lens.
Date published: 2018-04-06
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