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Big and powerful, but not so big that it will give you a hernia. In fact, far from it. This relatively compact prime telephoto lens will bring all you survey closer to you. Ideal for events where discretion is key, and high-speed is required. A must f

Nikon 300mm f4E PF AF-S NIKKOR ED VR Lens

Highlights

  • New Or Secondhand: New
  • Lens is suitable for: Nikon APS-C (DX) & Full Frame (FX)
  • Fitting: Nikon FX / DX
  • PRIME
  • Telephoto PRIME
  • Filter Size: 77mm
  • Lens/Image Stabilisation: Yes

Product code: 239244 (018208022236)

4.4
(180 reviews)

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£1,509.00

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Product Details

Big and powerful, but not so big that it will give you a hernia.  In fact, far from it.  This relatively compact prime telephoto lens will bring all you survey closer to you.  Ideal for events where discretion is key, and high-speed is required.  A must for events including sports.

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Phase Fresnel Element
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Lens Element
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction, Sport/Tripod Modes
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The power of a Phase Fresnel lens in a revolutionary 300mm.

Introducing a thrilling new 300mm f/4 prime lens capable of changing the way pro and serious enthusiasts shoot. At just 147.5mm long and 755g—over 30% shorter and 1.5lbs lighter than its predecessor—the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is the world's lightest 300mm full-frame AF lens. (As of January 5, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research.) The secret to its remarkable size? A Nikon-designed Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element, a first for the NIKKOR DSLR lens line-up. But handling isn't the only advantage; the PF element also performs brilliantly—achieve new levels of sharpness and clarity with virtually no chromatic aberration or ghosting. Whether you shoot fashion, portraits, nature, wildlife, sports, action or today's big stories, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR will help you capture stunning views of the decisive moment.

Thrilling optical performance

The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is a cutting-edge lens engineered to draw peak performance from high-resolution full-frame cameras. The Phase Fresnel element nearly eliminates chromatic aberration on its own. When combined with an Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element and Nano Crystal Coat (N), it delivers strikingly clear, accurate images. Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-quiet, ultra-fast autofocusing with seamless manual override (just spin the focusing ring), and a Fluorine coating on the front lens element effectively repels dust, water, grease or dirt, ensuring easy cleaning.

Speed, precision and versatility

The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is a quintessential prime lens that belongs in the serious photographer's bag. Its fast f/4 maximum aperture and rounded nine-blade diaphragm produce beautiful bokeh. A highly accurate electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism ensures consistent exposures, especially when shooting at high frame rates. And for greater reach, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is compatible with most Nikon Tele-converters. Work in nearly any light, at any distance, with outstanding sharpness and contrast.

4.5 stops of Vibration Reduction

The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR's Vibration Reduction (VR) feature provides an image stabilizing effect equivalent to a shutter speed increase of 4.5 stops (in NORMAL mode; based on CIPA Standard). Capture sharp, clear handheld images in low light, of fast action and more. VR modes specifically designed for Sports & Action and Tripod Shooting deliver specialized image stabilization to match your situation.

A/M

A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.

Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. With conventional D/G type lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated by mechanical linkage levers.

ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

IF Lens

A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

M/A

Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.

Nano Crystal Coat

An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.

Phase Fresnel

Phase Fresnel (PF) lens elements effectively compensate for chromatic aberration and ghosting when combined with ordinary glass lens elements. The PF lens element is based upon the Phase Fresnel lens, which appears to have a series of concentric circles engraved onto it. Utilizing a Phase Fresnel lens element allows Nikon engineers to use fewer lens elements, resulting in a more compact and lightweight lens. Due to the characteristics of a PF (Phase Fresnel) lens that utilizes the photo diffraction phenomenon, when there is a strong light source within the frame or when light enters the lens from outside of the frame, ring-shaped coloured flare may occur according to shooting conditions. This phenomenon can be minimized with “PF Flare Control” to be included in Capture NX-D (ver.1.1.0 or later). For more information, see software Help/manual. Capture NX-D is available from the Nikon website. Be sure to keep your software up to date.

Silent Wave Motor

AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM). This technology converts “traveling waves” into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that's extremely accurate and super quiet.

Super Integrated Coating

Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.

Vibration Reduction

A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.

Product Reviews

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Lightweight, Sharp focus, Quick focus, Consistent output, Strong construction
LensTip.com

If you compare the lists of pros and cons you can answer a question concerning the advantages of using new technologies without hesitation. A classic lens – made of ordinary elements – perhaps would have higher resolution results and would fare against bright light better but it would also be...

Photography BLOG

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is a surprisingly small and lightweight full-frame telephoto lens that delivers excellent results in the field. The amazingly compact design and moderate weight allows the lens to be used hand-held in most shooting situations.

ePHOTOzine

With this lens, Nikon have created a compact, portable lens, that is a decent upgrade over its predecessor. Sharpness is excellent across the frame from maximum aperture, the Vibration reduction system is effective, focusing is fast and the lens is small and light enough to carry around all day.

Practical Photography

The Nikon 300mm f/4 is an impressive lens that breaks the mould of prime telephoto lenses. The main let down is the lack of full weather-sealing. However, image quality is very good, but what really makes it so special is the incredible reduction in size and weight.

Fredmiranda

I highly recommend this camera! Dayton SEO

Shutterbug

To me, Nikon’s new Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is the perfect storm of everything in modern optics coming together. The quality is there as is the innovation with the Fresnel lens and the lens is sharp. Really sharp!

Photodo

This telephoto lens sports a reasonably fast maximum aperture of f/4 and all the usual features you might expect on a top of the range Nikon telephoto lens, such as Vibration Reduction, fast, silent focusing with full time manual override and Nikon’s Nano Crystal optical coatings to suppress...

Imaging Resource

It's nice to see innovation hard at work, and the resulting reduction in size and weight is welcome for users who were tired of lugging around the 3+ lbs. 300mm ƒ/4 AF-S. If there are any shortcomings with the new PF version, it is that it is not capable of the tack-sharp results we've seen in other...

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Wex Photo Video

One of my very favourite lenses. Use it frequently on a D7500, Z7 and Z6, with or without a Nikon 1.4x teleconverter with excellent results. Incredibly small and light for its focal length. Its now my "go to" lens for butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and flower close-up's etc.

WEX

One of my very favourite lenses. Use it frequently on a D7500, Z7 and Z6, with or without a Nikon 1.4x teleconverter with excellent results. Incredibly small and light for its focal length. Its now my "go to" lens for butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and flower close-up's etc.

Castle Cameras

A super duper lens. Very light and compact so you can really take it out and use it hand held, further helped by the excellent vibration reduction. Sharp, even wide open, which is another plus.

LensTip.com

This lens is always in my bag with the TC-14EIII teleconverter.

Clifton Cameras
Wex Photo Video

I have just changed from the previous 300mm F4, which use with my D600. I am getting older and was finding the weight of the older lens was becoming hard to manage. The new lens is much lighter and I have carried it around all day with no problem.

WEX

I use this lens attached to a D7100. I have been quite pleased with the results so far. Have used it with a 1.4 TC. I find though if I am photographing a bird in flight it is ok against the sky but once the bird goes in front of trees the focus goes completely and I have a fuzzy blob in front of the...

Clifton Cameras
Wex Photo Video

Do to arthritis I have had to sell my Nikon 300mm 2.8 as its too heavy. The new 300mm F4 P is light weight sharp and the 1.4Tc III works great with it. I can see me using this lens on the camera all day with no problems.

WEX

I have just changed from the previous 300mm F4, which use with my D600. I am getting older and was finding the weight of the older lens was becoming hard to manage. The new lens is much lighter and I have carried it around all day with no problem.

A must have lens. I liked the idea of low weight and small size, coupled with good vibration reduction. I tend to use the lens at the close focus end of the range, and the lens delivers great crisp focus and colours on the selected subjects. At the distance end of the focus range, I find the results equally as good. This was a great decision to have taken, just a shame about the crazy high cost of the lens.

Fantastic lightweight lens. No issues at all. Highly recommend... I bought the lens to capture a few birds and it does the job brilliantly

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