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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED Lens
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Nikkor 35mm Lenses Behind every lens is a history of Nikon quality and innovation that has consistently set new standards of excellence. Nikon s most remarkable innovation may be its consistent use of the Nikon F lens mount which makes your camera compatible with literally hundreds of Nikkor lenses. Even when you re using the most powerful Nikkor super-telephoto lens, your pictures will be clear and sharp, with exellent color rendition. That s because many Nikkor telephoto and super-telephoto lenses are made with ED glass, a Nikon innovation that virtually eliminates the color fringing common with regular lens glass in longer focal lengths. The Nikkor 300mm has an exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor that enables ultrahigh-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful super-quiet operation. Two ED elements reduce chromatic aberrations that provide excellent optical performace ? even at maximum aperture. The 300mm is fully compatible with a Nikon TC-14E Teleconverter, which increases focal length to 420mm with 35mm SLR cameras and 630mm with D1 digital SLR. The Internal Focusing design provides smoother focusing and great body balance. Other features include: M/A mode enables instant switching from autofocus to manual with virtually no time lag even during AF servo operation No power consumption during manual focus operation AF performance enhanced with Focus Range Limiter Focuses as close as 4.8 (1.45m). Nikon D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating offers excellent color reproduction and minimizes ghost and flare Detachable tripod mounting collar provided Filter attachment does not rotate with focusing Compatible with D1 Digital SLR, F5, F100, N90s, N80, N65 and Pronea S
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I had been searching around for a telephoto lens for a while, after getting into wildlife photography. I already have a few lenses, such as an 18-200mm vr and a 70-200mm f/2.8 vr, but I needed a bit more reach + I also wanted to get a teleconverter to go with it.
I looked long and hard at the Bigma Sigmas, the 150-500 and the 50-500mm's. I also read reviews on the Nikon 80-400mm. The Nikons' 200-400mm and 300mm f/2.8 being well out of my price range. On consulting a Flickr contact who uses the 300mm f/4 to shoot wildlife, I decided to go for this.
I am very pleased I did get this lens because it has enabled me to take some of my best ever photos. The autofocus is very fast and does not seem to slow up, even with a Nikon TC-1.4II which I bought to go with it. The quality does not seem to suffer when using this teleconverter, also. I generally stop down one stop for most images, so if i'm on 300mm I'll stop to f5.6 and if using the converter I'll stop to f8. Either way the bokeh produced is very pleasing indeed. I have taken pictures of fast flying birds, and have been amazed at the success rate of the focusing.
I think this lens is very well built, too. It is quite heavy, but has a solid professional feel to it. I have heard about the tripod collar's weaknesses, but to be honest I have not had a problem with it. This is probably because I mainly use it on a monopod.
I can only look forward to taking better and better images with this lens in the future.
Now that it has been updated to AF-S, focusing (internal) is fast and accurate, able to cope with most fast-moving sports and action subjects. The tripod foot, which caused some issues with earlier versions of this lens, seems fine to me and has caused no problems either on a tripod or a monopod. Although a large lens, it is comfortable to use and excellent results can be obtained with the lens handheld.
Perhaps the best way to illustrate the quality of this lens is to compare it with the other routes to 300mm in the Nikon arsenal...
Nikon consumer zoom lenses which go to 300mm
Relatively cheap, flexible in use due to zooming ability and small to carry around. In optical quality though they will disappoint severely compared to the classic Nikon design of the 300mm f4. If the quality of oyur final images matters then don't go there...
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 + TC-14 = 280mm f4
Although this combo maintains the ability to zoom and has VR, image quality is noticeably lower than the 300mm f4. Hardly surprising when you consider just how many pieces of glass this set-up places in front of the camera! The 300mm f4 will outperform this set-up all day long.
Nikon 200-400mm f4
For several years I owned both these lenses and always ended up with better pictures from the 300mm f4, despite its massively lower price. The quality of the images from the two lenses was highly comparable and I was never disappointed by the 300mm f4's output compared to its much bigger brother.Read more ›
My other telelens is a Nikon 55-200vr that I like very much. However, I found myself too often cropping the photos to a level where I pushed the capacity of the lens too far.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I debated about getting this lens as it didn't have VR and I already had a 28-300mm lens for my FX camera. I needn't have worried as it is a top quality lens. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm cheating a bit here. I'd been dithering for sometime about buying this but eventually I bought the AF 300 f4 instead. Read morePublished 17 months ago by J McMac
I got my Nikon AF-S 300/4D from hdewcameras.co.uk, of Wallington, Surrey, for 715 pounds, brand new. Read morePublished on 15 April 2014 by TomLK
I actually sold my Sigma 50-500mm OS and bought the Nikon 300mm f.4 and I have never looked back. The Sigma is a good versatile lens but is totally outclassed by the Nikon in terms... Read morePublished on 8 Dec. 2013 by James
Just got a copy and am bowled over by it! Lovely stuff! It's very well presented in a nice box and lens pouch, and very well made too. It's not too long nor too heavy. Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2013 by D Deacon
I own a Nikon D200 and all my lenses are Nikkor apart from my super-telephoto which is a Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG APO ASP AF. Read morePublished on 16 Jun. 2013 by C. Povey
Just what I needed for birdwatching on the move. Not too heavy and gives good results on my D700 with mono-pod.Published on 11 May 2013 by philip