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Nikon 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S Nikkor Lens with Built-in Hood & Detachable Tripod Mount - Grey Market

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About Nikon 300mm F/4



The Nikon 300mm F/4 is commonly used for Sports/action, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 300mm F/4 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 300mm F/4 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 300mm F/4: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easily mounted, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Simple controls and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (40),Fast / accurate auto-focus (36),Lightweight (27),Durable (23),Consistent output (21),Rugged (21),Easily interchangeable (15),Nice bokeh (14),Clear glass (12),Easily mounted (12),Simple controls (10)
Cons:
Heavy (6),Tripod mount (4)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (26),Wildlife photos (26),Wildlife (16),Photojournalism (6),Travel (6),General purpose (5),Landscape/scenery (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (15),Photo enthusiast (14),Semi-pro photographer (11),Semi-professional (6)

Nikon 300mm F/4 Features

  • Super fast, super quiet lens using Nikon's Silent Wave motor technology
  • Compact super-telephoto lens for travel, sports, wildlife and stock photography
  • M/A switch for fast transitions from AF to manual focus
  • No power drain when manually focusing

Nikon 300mm F/4 Specifications

Construction
6 Groups/ 10 Elements (2ED)
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of view
8° 10'
F stop range
4-32
Closest Focusing Distance
5 ft.
Maximum Magnification
1:3.7
Filter Size
77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
8.8 x 3.5 in.
Weight
3 .1 lbs.
Notes
ED glass element, Internal Focusing

Nikon 300mm F/4 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 56 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Lens!

I have a nature photography business and this is a GREAT lens - it's light enough and fast enough that I can hand hold it and still get a great crisp shot. I highly recommend it!

Reviewed by 56 customers

 
5.0

Great Deals

By

from Westfield  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have, in the past, bought used equipment from Adorama and found their ratings of their used equipment is just as described or better. I feel very confident in purchasing used equipment from Adorama. This lens came packaged very well for the sometime, lately, rough handling of the delivery services. WELL DONE Adorama.

 
5.0

Sharp!

By

from Lafayette, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens is sharp. Even with a 1.4 teleconverter attached, it is reasonably sharp. F/4 gives a stop or stop and a half over most of the zoom lenses out there, as well. For dedicated telephoto work, like wildlife photography, this lens is the best in the under $1500 category by a mile.

 
4.0

Great lens

By

from Colorado  -  Photo Enthusiast

I needed a high quality longer lens for wildlife shots. By itself, this lens is super sharp, has quick autofocus, and is relatively inexpensive compared to other lenses I was considering. Pairing this lens with a 1.7 teleconverter gets me out to 500mm when I need it, and it is still pretty darn sharp. It doesn't have the vibration reduction technology, but I typically use high enough shutter speeds that the lack of VR doesn't really matter. This lens is great, and paired with a teleconverter, is a great way to get a long lens in the 500mm range without breaking the bank. And the combo is (relatively) light for 500mm reach, letting me hand hold it most of the time.

 
5.0

Great lens, especially for the money

By

from Wetumpka, Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

Wild life photography Light weight compared to the f2.8 If available, VR would make this even better

 
5.0

Amazingly sharp 300mm for bargain price

By

from Athol, MA  -  Pro Photographer

I primarily shoot wildlife, birds to be specific. I stepped up from a Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 with a 1.4tc that gave me very good results. The Nikon blows it away in sharpness and detail on my D7100. Focus is very fast in good light, still produces excellent results even in overcast conditions. This is a stellar lens for wildlife and sports. It's not the lightest lens by far and dwarfs the 70-300 VR in size but worth the extra $$. I shoot handheld 90% of the time and don't miss VR at all since I'm usually shooting at 1/2000 or above to freeze action and get tack sharp images. I also have the Nikon TC14E-II attached to it to extend the focal lenght to 420mm. I would recommend this lens to anyone looking to shoot wildlife or sports you won't regret it.

 
4.0

Clear Photos

By

from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am using this lens mainly with a Sigma 1.4X TC for wildlife photography. It gives nice, clear images. When not used with the Sigma TC, it is a fast focusing lens!!! The lack of Vibration Reduction technology does not seems to bother me at all!!! I think this is a good pick for the price.

 
5.0

Sharp lens

By

from Fairfield, Ct.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Replaced a Sigma 100-300 which wasn't very good on my D800. This lens is much sharper, even with a 1.4 teleconverter.

 
5.0

Tack Sharp

By

from Kaplan, La  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great lens!! I not a fan of zoom lens and have mostly prime lens in my bag and wanted to add a longer fixed focal lens. So, I picked up this lends and after well over a hundred images, I have to say it performs as what would be expected of a great Nikon lens.

 
5.0

very good. focus rapidly, good qiality,

By

from urbana, il  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It is great to shot photo of wildlife. I got many wonderful pictures of redtailed hawk, Canada goose, squerals, deer, etc. Light weight, good quality

 
5.0

Yeah Baby!

By

from Castle Rock, CO  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Super sharp and creates absolutely beautiful images with great bokeh!! I love this lens!!!

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
VENKATA R  light weight, good quality pictures, lot lower price than comparable f2.8 lenses and works good with 1.4x teleconverter
Shopper  This lens coupled with a 1.4 nikon tele-converter is auto focus possible?
RODRIGO N  Great lens with my nikon D200.
Shopper  What is gray market?
DORN B  According to Wikipedia grey market items are described below. The biggest concern is the fact that grey market lenses are not covered by any US warranty. From Wikipedia: Grey-market goods refer to "legal goods" which are sold outside normal distribution channels by companies which may have no relationship with the producer of the goods. Frequently this form of parallel import occurs when the price of an item is significantly higher in one country than another. This situation commonly occurs with electronic equipment such as cameras. Entrepreneurs buy the product where it is available cheaply, often at retail but sometimes at wholesale, and import it legally to the target market. They then sell it at a price high enough to provide a profit but under the normal market price. International efforts to promote free trade, including reduced tariffs and harmonized national standards, facilitate this form of arbitrage whenever manufacturers attempt to preserve highly disparate pricing. Because of the nature of grey markets, it is difficult or impossible to track the precise numbers of grey-market sales. Grey-market goods are often new, but some grey market goods are used goods. A market in used goods is sometimes nicknamed a green market.
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