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Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Last updated 2010-05-01 - Send Feedback
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Every other super telephoto that I’ve used from Nikon and Canon has been outstanding, so it’s a rude awakening to discover that quality control can be omitted even with these ultra expensive lenses.

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Specifications

Per Nikon.

Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Focal length: 300mm
Aperture scale: f/2.8 - f/22
Angular field: 8° 10'
Reproduction ratio: 1:6.25
Number of elements/groups: 11 elements in 8 groups, 3 ED, nano coating, super integrated coating, vibration reduction
Filter size: 52mm (rear)
Weight): 2900g (nominal), add ~200g for hood
Dimensions: (Approx.)3.3x3.5 in. (Diameter x Length)
83x88.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Supplied accessories 52mm filter holder
52mm Nikon NC Filter
LN-1 strap
HK-30 Slip-on lens hood
CL-L1 semi-soft case
Slip-on Front lens cover
Rear lens cap

Conclusions

Perhaps I’ll obtain another sample of this lens for review, but the brand-new one I received was beyond a dud— it was terrible at f/2.8.

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