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Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED-IF II AF-S VR-II Nikkor Lens - U.S.A. Warranty

SKU: NK30028U MFR: 2186
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About the Nikon 300mm F/2.8

AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
The newly-improved AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Super Telephoto enables spectacular photography, even in the most demanding conditions encountered by pros or passionate enthusiasts. Safeguarding the qualities that have, for decades, made this lens a natural choice for photographers specializing in fast-action sports, live entertainment, nature and wildlife and more, this newest edition of the 300mm f/2.8 NIKKOR features additional performance and handling enhancements.

Of course, a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture allows photographers to work in a wide variety of situations and offers the important ability to shoot at higher action-stopping shutter speeds and to more effectively obscure distracting backgrounds. But simply enabling these functions isn't nearly enough a NIKKOR Super Telephoto must provide necessary core functionality, along with genuinely superior image fidelity. Painstaking and experienced engineering, combined with the use of the finest raw materials, fuel "NIKKOR" optical performance. Unmistakable NIKKOR image quality can also be traced to a design that features 3 high-performance ED glass elements to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration and Nikon's exclusive Nano-Crystal Coat to further reduce image-degrading internal reflections

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Like all NIKKOR lenses featuring Nikon VR image stabilization, the 300mm f/2.8's VR II was designed for the specific requirements of its host lens. The VR II incorporated in the new 300mm enables shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than otherwise possible, assuring dramatically sharper images, while the Tripod VR Mode detects and compensates for specific vibrations often encountered with tripod shooting.

The Nikon 300mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 300mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 300mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 300mm F/2.8: Consistent output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction.

Nikon 300mm F/2.8 Includes

  • 52mm Filter Holder
  • 52mm Nikon NC Filter
  • LN-1 Strap
  • HK-30 Lens Hood
  • CL-L1 Semi-soft Case
  • Nikon 5 Year USA Warranty (1 Year International + 4 Year USA Extension)

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (10) , Consistent output (8) , Durable (7) , Rugged (7) , Strong construction (7) , Nice bokeh (5) , Easily interchangeable (3)
Cons:
Heavy (6)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (10) , Wildlife photos (8) , Landscape/scenery (6) , Low light (4) , Night photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (5) , Pro photographer (4) , Photo enthusiast (2)

Nikon 300mm F/2.8 Features

  • Fast-aperture f/2.8 NIKKOR Super Telephoto
    Wide aperture, professional 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 andreduced flare.
  • AF Memory Recall
    Allows instant return to a predetermined point of focus.
  • Rugged Construction
    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 ona 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

Nikon 300mm F/2.8 Specifications

Construction 11 elements in 8 groups with 3 ED (Extra Low Dispersion) Elements, 1 Aspherical Lens Element
Primary Coating:Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Advanced Coating Nikon Nano Crystal Coat (N)
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of view 8 degrees 10 minutes / (5 degrees 20 minutes when used in DX Crop mode or with DX-format D-SLRs)
F stop range 2.8 - 22
Closest Focusing Distance 7.5 ft. / 2.3m AF - 7.2 ft / 2.2m MF
Maximum Magnification 1:6.1 (x 0.16)
Filter Size 52mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 10.5" x 4.9" / 267mm x 124mm
Weight 102.3 oz / 2900g
Notes Rotating Tripod Collar
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