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

BH #NI30028GAFSL • MFR #2186
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
A super telephoto distinguished by its fast design, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II is further characterized by its advanced optical layout, fast focusing, and image stabilization. Well-suited for sports and wildlife photography, the bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in a variety of lighting conditions and also promotes working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The optical design includes three extra-low dispersion elements, which help to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to gain higher clarity and color accuracy. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color rendering. Complementing the optics, this lens also sports a Silent Wave Motor for fast and accurate autofocus along with VR II image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake by three stops.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Overview

A super telephoto distinguished by its fast design, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II is further characterized by its advanced optical layout, fast focusing, and image stabilization. Well-suited for sports and wildlife photography, the bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in a variety of lighting conditions and also promotes working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The optical design includes three extra-low dispersion elements, which help to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to gain higher clarity and color accuracy. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color rendering. Complementing the optics, this lens also sports a Silent Wave Motor for fast and accurate autofocus along with VR II image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake by three stops.

Super telephoto prime is designed for FX-format F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it will provide a 450mm equivalent focal length.
Impressively bright f/2.8 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and also enables extensive control over depth of field for isolating subjects using selective focus techniques.
Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
Both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by three stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Removable, rotating tripod collar benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Compatible with optional AF-S Teleconverter TC-14, TC-17, and TC-20 teleconverters.
UPC: 018208021864

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

Focal Length300mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View8° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance7.22' / 2.2 m
Maximum Magnification0.16x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size52 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)4.88 x 10.53" / 124 x 267.5 mm
Weight6.38 lb / 2900 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16 x 11 x 10.25"

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

Amazing

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-23

So sharp. Huge upgrade from my 200-500.

Razor sharp

By tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-18

Using this lens on both a Z7 and an 850. Outstanding quality. Heavy but that's part of the price you pay.

Tack sharp with great bokeh =3

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-11

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. I shoot whales, which is very challenging in many ways. This was my last puzzle piece to having my perfect kit. I feel like a 6 year old on Christmas morning. Going to Maui for real test in a few more days.

WOWzer - Amazing on my cameras

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-24

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. Works fantastic with the TC14EII, and TC14EIII, TC17 and (no longer own) very well on the TC20III. What I say is, get yourself a Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AFS VR II lens, you will LOVE it.

300mm f2.8

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-10

Very versatile large telephoto. Can use tele-extenders for focal lengths up to 600mm. Fast focus very clean photos.

My new Favorite Lens!!!

By Laura
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-31

I am absolutely in love with this lens. I have been renting this lens for a number of years for events and this year I began winning awards for photos shot with this lens and received my first cover photo on a national magazine with it. Its my all-time favorite long lens for what I shoot.

Finally Prime

By Jennifer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-21

I finally have the prime 300mm Lens and I couldn't be happier. I did have to wait due to backorders, however it came at the the right time to go shoot bears in the mountains of Slovenia. I'm in love with this lens for wildlife photography.

B&H is the best!

By Qi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-13

I feel very comfortable with B&H, they are very helpful. The lens I purchased is great!

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