Overview: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
lens is a telephoto prime lens. It is optimized for FX-format cameras, but can
be used with DX-format cameras. It is ideal for fashion, portraits, nature,
wildlife, sports, action, photojournalism, and more. The lens comes with the
HB-73 lens hood and the CL-M3 Semi-soft lens case.
Phase Fresnel: The lens features a Nikon-designed Phase
Fresnel (PF) lens element, which compensates for chromatic aberration and
ghosting when combined with ordinary glass lens elements. The PF lens element,
which is based upon the Phase Fresnel lens, allows Nikon engineers to use fewer
lens elements, resulting in a more compact and lightweight lens.
Vibration Reduction: Vibration Reduction improves image
stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. In this 300mm lens,
Vibration Reduction creates a stabilizing effect equivalent to a shutter speed
increase of 4.5 stops (in Normal mode). This is especially helpful for taking
blur-free hand-held images in low light.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave
Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus.
Focus Mode Switch: The Focus Mode switch on the barrel of
the lens lets you \switch between focus modes: A/M and M/A. M/A is an auto focus
mode that allows you to quickly override the auto focus by turning the focus
ring. A/M (Auto-Priority Manual Mode) is primarily for auto focusing, but gives
you an opportunity to adjust the focus manually by turning the focus ring
farther than when the mode is set to M/A.
Focus Limit Switch: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm lens
features a focus limit switch that allows you to focus quicker when your
subjects will be within a narrow range. The switch has two positions: Full (to
use the entire focus range) and ∞-3m (when your subject is always at a
distance of at least 9.9 feet).
Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a rounded 9-blade
- Type of Lens: Type E AF-S lens with a built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet
- Focal Length: 300mm
- Filter Diameter: 77mm
- Lens Construction: 16 elements
in 10 groups (including 1 ED lens element, 1 Phase Fresnel (PF) lens
element, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal or fluorine coatings)
- Closest Focus Distance: 4.6' (1.4m)
- Focusing Method: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) system
controlled by a Silent Wave Motor, and a separate focus ring for manual
- Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
- Angle of View: 8°10' FX format (5°20' DX format
- Dimensions: Diameter=3.603" Length=6.13" (6.746" w/lens
- Weight: approximately 26.6
ounces (1.7 pounds)
Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty
on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no
charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.
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