NEW Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED Lens
A light, compact AF-S telephoto lens.
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm film
ED Glass Elements
Super Integrated Coating
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Minimum Focus Distance
Accepts Filter Type
(Approx.)90×222.5mm (Diameter x Length)
77mm lens cap (LC-77)
Rear lens cap (LF-1)
Soft Lens Case (CL-M2)
Perfect Lens but Plan on Replacing the Tripod Collar
Perfect with a singular exception. I luv this lens but am still healing from the shock of needing to buy a replacement collar/mount from Kirks. This lens is just a joy to use and produces impeccable images, beautiful bokeh, and is f4 fast. The AF-S design is snappy while focusing and the close focus distance is incredibly short (switchable to 3m if not close focusing to speed things up a bit). I highly recommend it with the caveat regarding the lens collar/mount. One look at the Nikon collar and it's not difficult to see the design flaw. The actual tripod mounting surface juts forward away from the load axis creating leverage resulting in the mounted lens having distinct 'shake' along the vertical axis. I can flex it between my thumb and forefinger when off the lens so there's no hope of it properly supporting the 300mm. The Kirk's replacement is a testimony to thorough engineering and distributes the lens weight across two support cradles (ie perfection). Just calculate the Kirk's Collar into the cost and get out to enjoy this otherwise phenomenal optical stunner from Nikon.Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: clover-media
Best possible picture quality in this focal length, beats every other lens
Altough on the pricier side this lens is a bargain, only one stop lower than the f2.8, weights about a third of the f2.8, more compact and gives greater sharpness and contrast than the f2.8. I've had them both, The 300mm/2.8 gives you the speed and unmatched bokeh, the f4 gives you everything else, fast focus and superb picture quality and you really can carry it around in your camera bag to somewhere where the pictures are to be taken, where the subjects for a 300mm lens live and breathe. And when you upload your pictures you can enjoy the astounding sharpness and overall picture quality which this lens delivers. Highly recommended!!Read full review...
Nikon 300mm f4
Incredibly sharp with autofocus fast enough for sports. Only a couple of design issues, first, the tripod collar does not rotate very smoothly so when it is on your mono pod turning your camera body from landscape to portrait orientation is not an easy task. Secondly, The aperture ring at the base must be kept at F 32 to allow autofocus on modern cameras and it moves very easily so I find my hand hitting it frequently while holding the lens and knocking it out of place. Otherwise, this is an exceptional lens at a great value!Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: sanpoucamera
Old school but great
Great older lens, all metal, no cheap plastic, I bought the new one and it was like a cheap toy so I sold it and bought this one. I shoot rodeo and the focus on my D4S is as fast as it needs to be. Contrast and sharpness is excellent. No regrets, it is a light weight compliment to my 300 f2.8 that is just too heavy in some situations.Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: rdk62
Cheap fun, passable sharpness w/ replacement tripod collar & cable release
This is the third version of this lens that I have owned. The two previous were the older and the newer f/2.8 vesions. To own one of these long lenses will be a compromise on your part. While they reach out to capture distant images, they are not without their limitations. It seems that, when you need to reach out there, you generally need more than 300mm. This necessitates your buying a teleconverter, making the lens even more awkward than it already is; and prone to even more vibration. The tripod collar is very flimsy, requiring you to spend an addtitional $155 on an aftermarket Kirk collar. That, plus a heavy ball head, a sturdy tripod, a cable release & shooting at 1/1000 sec. will produce passable, but not super sharp, images. And, don't beleve that the more expensive f/2.8 version is any better. It has the same issues. Add to this the extreemly high resolution of the new 24 and 36 mp sensors, and you may well be disapointed. In fact, you may be more satisfied if you are going to use this lens on a lesser mp DX sensor camera. I would advise renting one for a week before actually buying. See if you do not mind the "almost sharp" results and the extra money you will need to spend to acheive them.Read full review...
A bargain-priced workhorse
I bought one of these after reading some glowing reviews, and I'm so glad I did. I shoot sports, and I carry two or three Nikon bodies, and four or five lenses. I wanted a relatively small, sturdy 300mm that wasn't too expensive, had good sharpness, and would work reliably in most lighting situations. This lens definitely ticks all those boxes, plus it has a scratch-resistant crinkle-finish that looks great.
I've used it a lot more than I expected to, and the results have been excellent. I paid $400 for mine, over a year ago, and it's by far the best value-per-dollar lens purchase I've ever made.Read full review...
Verified purchase: No
Sharp and fast
Sharp at all apertures. Extremely fast to focus on a Nikon Df or d600. Nice bokeh. This is a good lens for wildlife photography and portrait on a Df body if you are not after bird photography (you need a higher tele range for birding). It is easy to carry with the camera attached on a over-the-shoulder sling strap, even on a day long hike. With modern dSLRs, there is little danger of lens/camera shake if you just use 1/1000 s shutter speed. A good trick is to rest the lens on your left elbow facing forward, parallel to the ground, as your left hand grips your right shoulder--your left hand becomes "bean-bag" attached to your shoulder! :-)Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: lobrama
We have used this lens for wildlife photo's and with some experiementing, it has taken sharp pictures! We are pleased with the results so far. It is a heavier weight than some of the newer lenses but it is worth it for the picture quality.Read full review...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: mpbcom
Nikon's best keep secret the 300mm f/4 for the value. ED AF.Get one!
It is a great and wonderful product. I am very happy with the results so far. Getting used to it. Also bought a 14B 1.4 teleconverter for use with this lens. Am amazed at the sharpness with or without the 1.4. It was a good purchase for me on ebay.
I bought this product to use for nature and wildlife photography along with the 1.4. My 70-300mm is just not long enough. This lens and the 1.4 combination affords me a sharp prime lens and extra 40% telephoto reach with the 1.4.
Have not done a comparison along side the 70-300mm, but I do like the weight and clear glass the 300mm offers.Read full review...
Sharp, incisive results from a quality product
I use the lens for wildlife photography and also use a TC14E
converter with the lens. On its own and with the converter it produces excellent results. Although heavy, it balances well with the camera on a monopod.
Examples can be found at: www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/Read full review...
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