Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED II

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED II

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1991-01-01

MSRP Price: $3100

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: Super-fast, super-quiet lens using Nikon\'s Silent Wave motor technology.rnrnCompact super-telephoto lens for travel, sports, wildlife, and stock photography. M/A switch for fast transitions from AF to manual focus. No power drain when manually focusing. Compatible with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-17E II, and TC-20E II teleconverters, AF operation only with TC14E II.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED II 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)35mm FX / DX
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)8°10'
Optical Information
Lens Elements11
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements3 ED Glass Elements
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size52mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions124 x 268.5mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied Accessories Slip-on front lens cap, LF-1 Rear Lens Cap, Slip-on Lens Hood HK-26, CL-L1 Ballistic Nylon Semi-Soft Lens Case, Gelatin filter holder, 52mm screw-in NC filter, LN-1 Lens Strap

Lens Construction

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED MTF Chart


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Hey everybody,
recently purchased a used copy as well.
Man, this quite “old” lens is tack sharp, super fast and has a quiet AF.

The only thing I wan’t to point out on the negative side: It’s NOT compatible
with the Nikon D7500 crop camera. Which is a petty. D500 does work though!


Martin Helthuis

Very good choise.I have one too..Its build for life.Very sharp and high contrast combined with the perfect bokey..Also almost no vignetting.Dont sell it anymore.

Gary Dellow

Good morning / afternoon,
I recently purchased a second hand NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED II, unfortunately I am unable to find anyone who has this beast to provide any tips? Could you point me in the right direction.

Much appreciated


Make sure the filter is clean and use a gimbel head on your tripod.