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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens

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Key Features

  • F-mount/FX format
  • Constant f/4 to f/32 aperture range
  • 1x Phase Fresnel (PF) Element
  • 1x Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Element
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Fluorine-coated front lens element
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) with Sport/Tripod modes
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism

A Revolutionary Telephoto Prime

Achieve high-impact shots of long-range subjects with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens – a telephoto prime lens that breaks all the rules. Incorporating Nikon’s revolutionary Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element, this remarkable lens reaches new standards in both image quality and physical portability.

Exceptional Results in All Conditions

Whether shooting in bright or dim conditions, the Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens delivers exceptional results. From breathtaking sporting feats to close encounters with wildlife to tight crops of distant people or landscapes, every in-focus detail is realised with exceptional sharpness and clarity, and next to no ghosting or chromatic aberration. The lens’ constant f/4 maximum aperture renders stunning bokeh to beautifully emphasise any subject, and fluorine coating to the lens front effectively repels dust, dirt, grease, and water droplets for blemish-free shooting in almost any environment.

The World’s Lightest* 300mm AF Lens

Nikon’s groundbreaking Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element makes the Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens the lightest of its kind in the world*. Weighing only 755g, it’s 545g lighter, 75mm shorter and 1mm slimmer than the earlier Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED. This incredible compactness makes the Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens ideal for travel and handheld shooting and a must for any serious photographer.

*Among 300mm prime lenses for 35mm/full frame format cameras available as of January 6, 2015 – Nikon

Stable, Reliable Performance for High-Speed Action

When it comes to capturing fast, heart-pumping action, the Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens delivers performance you can rely on. Its electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism affords stable auto-exposure even in high-speed shooting situations, while its superb Vibration Reduction (VR) system reduces the need for a tripod and counteracts camera shake by up to 4.5 stops (in NORMAL mode). To photograph quickly and unpredictably moving subjects, such as athletes, change to SPORT VR mode.

Silent Wave Motor

Shoot with subtlety and precision thanks to a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) autofocus system that’s extremely quiet yet fast and accurate.

More Information
Brands Nikon
Choose Style Body Only
Format Full Frame
Lens Mount Nikon F
Focal Length 300 mm
Comparable 35 mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 450 mm
Aperture Maximum:f/4.0
Diaphragm Blades 9
Angle of View Diagonal : 8° 10'
Horizontal :
Vertical :
Min. Focus Distance 140 cm
Magnification 0.24x
Max. Reproduction Ratio 1:4.17
Filter Thread Front, 77 mm
Lens Hood Yes, Removable
Tripod Collar No
Stabilisation Yes, Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) IS
Colour Black
Lens Type Prime Lenses, Telephoto Lenses
Speciality Auto Focus, Image stabilisation
Genre/Use Nature & Wildlife
Physical Dimensions 8.9 cm x 14.75 cm
Physical Weight (Grams) 755g
Shipping Weight (Kg) 1.3000
GTIN/UPC Code 18208022236

Is the Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens compatible with DX format cameras?

Yes, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens will work with Nikon DX format cameras. When used on DX format cameras this lens would have an effective focal length of 450mm.

Is the Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens weather sealed?

No, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens is not weather sealed.

Can you use a teleconverter with the Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens?

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens is compatible with AF-S teleconverters TC-14E III, TC-17E II* and TC-20E III*.

*Note: Autofocus is available only with single-servo AF (AF-S) and only when the lens is attached to a camera that supports f/8.

  • 77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77
  • Rear Lens Cap LF-4
  • Bayonet Hood HB-73
  • Lens Case CL-M3
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