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Professional, fast aperture, super-telephoto lens. Incorporates Nikon's second-generation Vibration Reduction system, and Nano Crystal coat for outstandingly sharp images, even in low-light

Nikon 300mm f2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR Lens


  • Lens is suitable for: Nikon APS-C (DX) & Full Frame (FX)
  • Fitting: Nikon FX / DX
  • Telephoto PRIME
  • Filter Size: 52mm (Drop In Only)
  • Lens/Image Stabilisation: Yes

Product code: 46051 (018208021864)

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Nikon 300mm f2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR Lens


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Product Details

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • VR II Image Stabilization
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Enhanced legendary f/2.8 300mm super-telephoto prime lens.

Nikon’s renowned 300mm f/2.8 professional super-telephoto lens is now reborn with second-generation Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stabilization and Nikon’s latest lens technologies for even greater performance. The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II delivers exceptional professional results for sports photography, live performance shooting, wildlife and much more. If greater reach is needed, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G is fully compatible with all Nikon tele-converters.

Outstanding reach and clarity

The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II combines an ultra-fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stabilization and professional telephoto performance optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both Nikon FX- and DX-format DSLRs. If action and sports photojournalism, live performance shooting or wildlife photography is your calling, no lens outperforms the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II. And if greater reach is needed, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II is fully compatible with all Nikon tele-converters.

Legendary image quality

Boasting renowned NIKKOR optics, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II also employs the latest Nikon technologies to help produce razor sharp images in challenging situations. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.0 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing with seamless manual override. Nano Crystal Coat (N) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass virtually eliminate ghosting and lens flare and produce superior sharpness, contrast and colour. Enhanced dust and moisture-resistance, magnesium die-cast barrel construction and a protective meniscus front lens deliver the durability working photographers demand.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

Product Reviews

Image quality, Quick, Lens, Beautiful bokeh, Image quality, build quality

Expensive as this lens may be, there is no denying it delivers absolutely superb performance in terms of sharpness. Focusing is lightning quick and it is built more than well enough to take on the rigours of daily professional use.

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B&H Photo

I originally bought the 200-500 but after two copies and not a single sharp image I bit the bullet and invested in this fine piece of glass. WOW this baby is sharp. I have even taken some images with the 1.4x TCII and the 2.0X TCIII and they are sharp as tacks too.

B&H Photo

I have been using this lens for about three weeks. I purchased it with the intent of using it for multiple focal lengths, with Nikon 1.4 and 2.0 tele-converters. The quality with the 2.0 converter on my D500 is excellent.

B&H Photo

This is a true high-class lens, and its versatility is amazing. It is so sharp, with such great bokeh, that you can crop butterfly images and they look better than if taken by a macro lens. You can also safely slap a 2x TC III on it, double your reach, and yet still get *outstanding*image quality.

B&H Photo

Ive owned 2 previous 300 2.8s and was always pleased. During the past 2 years Ive used this lens on several cameras; D5, D500, D810 (no longer own) and D850. On all the focus is instant and smack on. Best lens Ive ever owned.

B&H Photo

I can't say enough about this lens. I shoot professional bass tournaments, and when you're on a boat a tripod just isn't useable. So VR is essential to getting sharp handheld photos - and this lens fulfills that need in spades. It's rugged, fast and absolutely what I need to get the job done.

B&H Photo

I love this lens! Sharp as a tack and amazing, beautiful bokeh separates your subject so well. I have years of experience with it, having rented it at least 15 times over the years. BandH took care of me and I was very happy with a perfect sample that needs no fine tune adjustment on my D500.

B&H Photo

Amazing sharpness, even in low light! Fast focus! Purchased for shooting sports. So far have only gotten to shoot baseball, but will be using for football, soccer, volleyball and dance as well. Shot with a 80-200mm 2.8 for years and finally made the purchase.

B&H Photo

I love the fast focusing this lens brings, and the sharp, crisp results from corner to corner. I am so glad I finally made the leap and purchased it.

B&H Photo

I've been using Nikon gear for the last fifteen years. I've waited almost that long to buy some Nikon big glass. So my expectations were quite high. This lens does not disappoint! It's sharp, bright, and works well with the stable of Nikon teleconverters. It's expensive but I highly recommend it.

B&H Photo

My experience of using combinations of the Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8G with the Nikkor TC14 and especially with the Nikkor TC20 has been unsatisfactory and frustrating. Despite other people's reports, I found images from the above combinations to be too soft to be usable for medium size prints and just out...

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