- Model name: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : Full Frame / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II is a super telephoto lens with an incredible 300mm focal range and combines its reach with the stabilizing power of Nikon’s VR II technology. At such incredible ranges having a powerful optical stabilization really helps and Nikon has answered the call with a stabilization system that allows effectively two stops slower shutter speed than would normally have been possible otherwise when hand holding the camera.
A constant f/2.8 aperture means the lens is just perfect for the purpose of shooting in any lighting conditions including when shooting subjects which are under the cover of thick foliage and surrounded by bright light. A host of Nikon technologies makes the lens superb as a long term investment. Silent Wave Motor ensures that the lens is quiet when auto-focusing. Additionally Nano Crystal, Super Integrated Coating (SIC) and ED elements in the lens ensures that flares and ghosts are properly handled. If you’re into precision photography, the fact that the lens has Internal Focusing technology helps.
The lens has a maximum viewing angle of 5°20′ on a DX format DSLR and 8°10′ on a FX format DSLR. There are 11 lens elements arranged in 8 groups including 3 ED glass elements. The lens uses a slip-in filter size of 52mm. the dimensions of the lens is 4.9×10.5” (diameter x length). The total weight of the lens is 2.9 kilos.
Sample Images NIKON 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II on Flickr
NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Specifications
|Lens construction||11 elements in 8 groups (with 3 ED glass elements and Nano Crystal Coat)|
|Picture angle||8°10′ (5°20′ with Nikon DX format)|
|Closest focusing distance||2.3 m/7.5 ft. in AF mode; 2.2 m/7.2 ft. in MF mode|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||0.16x|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Approximately 124 x 267.5 mm/4.9 x 10.5 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 2,900 g/6.4 lb.|
|Supplied accessories||Slip-on Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Lens Hood HK-30, Semi-soft Case CL-L1, Dedicated filter holder, 52mm Screw-on NC Filter, Strap LN-1|