Nikon 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Nikkor

Last updated (07 August’10):
- Review by Digitalreview

The Nikon 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Nikkor 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 8.2 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 2.2m (86.6 in./7.2 ft.) and has a filter size of 52mm. The Nikon 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Nikkor lens weighs 2.85 kg (6.38 lbs) and it measures 4.9 inches in diameter and 10.6 inches long.

Nikon 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Nikkor
Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Nikon 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Nikkor Reviews

Digitalreview reviews the Nikon 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Nikkor and writes;
“This includes Nikon’s exclusive SWM (Silent Wave Motor) that combines fast and precise autofocusing with super-quiet operation, ED glass elements that compensate for magnification and virtually eliminate chromatic aberration, Internal Focusing (IF) for smoother focusing and a better balanced handling, as well as a rubber ring on the lens mount that delivers resistance to dust and drops of water penetration at the lens mount point.”
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User Opinions

Nikon 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Nikkor User Reviews

Amazing Lens! | Rating: ★★★★★
“This lens is about the largest Nikon prime that doesn’t require the support of a monopod or tripod. I use it with a Nikon TC17eII, and have found perhaps a very slight softening wide open at f/4.8, but no noticeable degradation if stopped down at all. Even wide open it produces amazingly sharp images w/ the TC! This combo produces a 510mm f/4.8 for much less investment than a 500mm f/4, and it can be hand held. “ – by Brett L. Colvin

Awesome Lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“An amazing lens by any standard. Sharp as a tack, Ultra quick AF, beautiful Bokeh wide open. Fabulous and expensive.” – by A. J. Davies

Outstanding bokeh, strong colors | Rating: ★★★★★
“the value of the lens lies in the quality of the blur it creates. Much like the similar Nikon 600mm, it will frame your subjects in an abstract setting that is as smooth as a watercolor painting. Also, no other lens I’ve used takes advantage of that “C” autofocus setting so well.” – by Julie Neal

Extremely fast lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“it has nice Bokeh (something to be expected with a 2.8), it’s glass produces crisp and clear images at F5.6 through F16. It works great in low light and paired with a Nikon D3s, is an amazing setup.” – by R. Adams

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Nikon 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Nikkor User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Nikon 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Nikkor Specifications

AF-S VR 300 f/2.8 is a high-speed super-telephoto professional lens for the Nikon digital and 35mm SLR cameras. This lens now features Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, focus preset functions and a Meniscus front element. It is the first Nikkor lens to feature Nikon s Nano-Crystal anti-reflective coating. All these features mean a lens that s perfect for sport and action photographers who are serious about professional quality.

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