Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon
Also Known As: Nikon 300mm f/4D
Lens Type: Prime Lens
Format: Full Frame / FX
Focus: Autofocus
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Release Date: 08/29/2000
MSRP Price: $1499 (Check Current Price)
Made in: Japan
Infrared Rating: Good
Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: This lightweight, compact, fast-focusing telephoto lens for sports, wildlife and action photography is perfect for carrying around during a full day of shooting.
Photography Life Review Summary: I have been happily shooting with the Nikon 300mm f/4D AF-S for the last 6+ years. It has given me lots of opportunities to capture beautiful wildlife shots and it is still a very active lens in my arsenal when I have to travel light or hike long distances. While I also own the Nikon 200-400mm f/4G VR lens (which costs 6 times more than the 300mm f/4!), I find the latter to be heavy and bulky for travel, so I end up using the 300mm f/4D more when I travel to other states and countries by air. Thus, the biggest advantage of the Nikon 300mm f/4D for me is its compactness and light weight, which saves my back and lets me hand-hold the lens for extended periods of time. When I know that I will be hiking long distances, I also prefer to carry my 300mm f/4D - it fits nicely in all of my backpacks, even with the TC-14E II attached. Read the full Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED Review by Photography Life.


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length300mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.27x
Vibration Reduction / Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)5°20'
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)N/A
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)8°10'
Minimum Angle of View (Full Frame format)N/A
Optical Information
Lens Elements10
Lens Groups6
Diaphragm Blades9
ED Glass Elements2
Nano CoatingNo
Super Integrated / Super Spectra CoatingYes
Focus Information
FocusAutofocus
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave / Ultrasonic MotorYes
Internal FocusingYes
Rear FocusingNo
Minimum Focus Distance4.8 ft. (1.45m)
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions(Approx.) 3.5x8.8 in. (Diameter x Length) 90x222.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 50.8 oz. (1,440g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesCL-M2 case Front cover Rear lens cap

Lens Construction

AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f4D IF-ED Construction

MTF Chart

AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f4D IF-ED MTF Curve

Image Samples

AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f4D IF-ED samples (4) AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f4D IF-ED samples (3)

Common Dolphin Jump Waning Gibbous Moon

American Pika with Food Broad-tailed Hummingbird in flight

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED4.5625Nasim Mansurov2012-11-04 18:21:35Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Image Samples

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