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AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED, a new high speed super-telephoto professional lens for Nikon digital SLR and 35mm SLR cameras; now with Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, focus preset functions, Meniscus front element; and is the first Nikkor lens to feature Nikon's Nano-Crystal AR (anti-reflective) coat, all to enhance your ability to deliver great professional quality sports and action photography.
  • High speed super-telephoto lens for Nikon digital SLR and 35mm SLR cameras with fast handling, fast operation and outstanding optical performance.
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) technology compensates for typical camera shake and extends your ability to shoot at shutter speeds that are up to three-stops slower than would be possible with a lens without VR technology. Nikon VR technology automatically detects panning action, and with Active Mode selected you can enhance your ability to shoot from unsteady platforms such as moving cars or aircraft. VR On/Off mode allows conservation of battery power.
  • Three Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements effectively diminish secondary chromatic aberrations while retaining ruggedness and durability associated with glass elements.
  • Nikon?s New Super Integrated Coating, complimented by Nikon Nano-Crystal AR coat, further minimizes ghost and flare to provide even higher contrast, and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions.
  • Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.
  • Internal Focusing (IF) design provides smoother, lighter and faster focusing and helps improve the lens? overall balance and handling characteristics.
  • Meniscus protective glass element protects the lens? front optical surface and also helps to eliminate potential internal reflection off a digital SLR?s sensor.
  • Focus Mode switch enables quick-switching between M/A (Manual-Priority Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus).
  • Focus Preset function instantly recalls a preset focal point.
  • Focus Limiter switch limits AF-servo movement to a selected shooting distance range.
  • Compatible with Nikon TC-17EII (1.7x), TC-14EII (1.4x), and TC-20EII (2.0x) teleconverters, extending flexibility.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.5 stars
(based on 2 reviews)

[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good, but NOT awesome.
By canonikVerified Reviewer from Europe on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Fast, Quick Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Not sharp wide open, Weak VR
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 300mm AF-S VR f/2.8G IF-ED Nikkor Lens:

Definitely a remarkable lens, I used it for some time and mostly enjoyed it. BUT, you expect TOP performance from the top product, don't you? Unfortunately my sample was NOT very sharp wide open, which was very bad when using it with TC-14E and TC-17E (I even didn't bother putting a TC-20E).
VR is no match to Canon's IS. Handheld shooting is very unstable, you need to have at least 1/500 to get sharp pics.
Overall good lens but not as good as it should be.

[22 of 22 customers found this review helpful]

 
Incredible Lens
By ThreshersharkVerified Reviewer from Salt Lake City, Utah on 2/11/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Motion Tracking, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 300mm AF-S VR f/2.8G IF-ED Nikkor Lens:

The price tag on this lens is steep, but I needed something that would track birds in flight during uncertain lighting conditions hand held, and still provide sharp images. 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.

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