- Model name: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : Full Frame / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black | White
- Purchase options: Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
A part of the acclaimed line of Nikkor f/4 lenses, the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED is an ideal partner for you if you’re seriously into wildlife photography. This f/4 lens from Nikon is very sharp and fast too. If required to further extend the reach, the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED is compatible with a host of Nikon’s teleconverters such as the TC-14EII, the TC-17EII, the TC-20EII and the TC-20EIII.
Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor technology makes the lens very quiet when focusing, something that is necessary for shooting wild life. Internal focusing elements means the lens barrel never extends when focusing, suitable for you if you’re into high precision photography using filters and polarizers. Nikon has also provided Super Integrated Coating (SIC) to ensure multi-coating of the lens.
The lens has a maximum angle of view of 5°20′ on a DX format DSLR and 8°10′ on a FX format DSLR. There are 10 lens elements which are arranged in 6 groups including 2 ED glass elements. The lens diaphragm is made by 9 blades. Even for a telephoto lens of such range the closest focusing distance is only 4.8’ (1.45 meters).
The dimensions of the lens is 3.5×8.8” (diameter x length). The lens takes a 77mm screw-on filter. The overall weight of the lens is 1.440 kilos. Depending on your country of location, the lens ships with a CL-M2 case, a front cover and a rear lens cover. The lens is priced at $1495 which should appeal to professionals and also serious amateurs. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
Sample Images by Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED on Flickr
Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED Specifications
|Lens construction||10 elements in 6 groups (2 ED glass elements)|
|Picture angle||8°10′ [5°20′ with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]|
|Closest focusing distance||1.45m / 4.8 ft|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||1/3.7|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Appproximately 90 x 222.5 mm/3.5 x 8.8 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 1,440 g/50.8 oz.|
|Supplied accessories||77mm Snap-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Semi-soft Case CL-M2|