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Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8 VR lenses

introduction

  • wide aperture super telephoto lens
  • heavy to hand hold and carry
  • Nikon's AF versions prior to 1996 when the 1st AF-S model came out, had such slow AF such that sports and wildlife photographers had changed over to Canon well before then and had no reason to change back to Nikon until Nikon introduced their NikonD3 in 2007

new Nikon 300mm f/2.8G VRII lens

  • replaced old version in 2009 with improved VR and nano coatings and more expensive

www.kenrockwell.com_nikon_images1_300mm-f28-vr-ii_810_6614-oblique.jpg

Image courtesy of Ken Rockwell

specs

  • 300mm f/2.8
  • 11 elements in 8 groups incl. 3 ED
  • “4EV” VR
  • nano coatings
  • 52mm drop-in filters
  • 8'/2.2m close focus giving 1:6.4
  • AF lock, Focus Memory or AF start
  • 102.3 oz./2,900g
  • 124mm x 268mm
  • $US5500

reviews

old Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR lens

  • 2004-2009

specs

  • “2-3EV” VR
  • close focus 2.3m
  • 2.85kg

reviews

old Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8 II lens

  • 2001-2004

specs

  • no VR
  • close focus 2.3m
  • 2.56kg

reviews

old Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8 original version lens

  • 1996-2001

specs

  • no VR
  • close focus 2.5m
  • 3.1kg

reviews

photo/nikonafs300f2.8.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/10 02:29 by gary1