Last updated (08 December’11):
– Review by PDNGearguide
The Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II features 300mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 11 elements in 8 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 8°10′. Closest focusing distance at 7.5ft.(2.3m)AF / 7.22.2MF and has a filter size of 52mm. The Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II lens weighs 102.3 oz. (2900g) and it measures 4.9 inches in diameter and 10.5 inches long.
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Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II Reviews
PDNGearGuide reviews the Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II and writes;
“One of the major improvements of the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 ED VR II over its predecessor was less softness in the corners and that upgrade carries over to the new 300mm. Even when shooting winter sports wide open at f/2.8, I got extremely sharp results from this lens. Its peak level of sharpness is probably at f/4 though.”
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Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II User Manual
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Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II Specifications
Enjoy fast-aperture f/2.8 Nikkor Super Telephoto performance, optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness for both FX and DX-format Nikon D-SLRs–perfect for action and sports photojournalism, wildlife photography and more.
Lens Features & Highlights
Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction is engineered specifically for each VR Nikkor lens. VR II enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images.
Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat
Further reduces ghosting and internal flare for even greater image clarity.
Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at wide apertures.
Aspherical Lens Element
Virtually eliminates coma and other aberrations, promoting image integrity.
Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Delivers fast, accurate and quiet autofocusing.
Three Focus Modes
A/M mode joins the familiar M/A and M modes, enhancing AF control versatility with fast, secure switching between auto and manual focus to accommodate personal shooting techniques.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
AF Memory Recall
Allows instant return to a predetermined point of focus.
Featuring enhanced dust and moisture resistance, magnesium die-cast barrel construction and a protective meniscus front lens.
Tripod Detection Mode
Detects and compensates for the specific vibrations encountered when shooting on a tripod with VR on.
Close Focusing to 7.2 feet
Focus to 7.2 feet in manual focus or 7.5 feet in autofocus, enabling striking image perspectives.
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.