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.
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.
- 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
|Mount Type||Nikon F-Bayonet|
|Angle of View||8º10' (5º20' with Nikon DX-format)|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:6|
|VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization||Yes|
|Nano Crystal Coat||Yes|
|ED Glass (Elements)||3|
|Super Integrated Coating||Yes|
|AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.5 ft. (2.3m)AF 7.2ft.(2.2m)MF|
|Accepts Filter Type||Slip-in|
|Dimensions||4.9x10.5 in. (Diameter x Length)
124x267.5mm (Diameter x Length)
|Weight||102.3 oz. (2900g)|