Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF
300 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/4
  • Nikon AF-S Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"Very impressed with this lens. A little heavy first initial use but once your acclimated to it, it's very easy to photograph with. Have taken some great photographs of birds in flight. Add a 2x Teleconverter on it and it becomes a 600mm lens."

bhphotovideo.com

"I use this lens for birding and it is sharp wide open at f/4 and equally as sharp with a 1.4 TC attached which changes the max aperture to 5.6. An amazing lens. A must have for sports and wildlife."

bhphotovideo.com

"The tripod collar is the only thing I would change. It is a little clunky and not as good of support as I'd had hoped. Other than that what a beautiful fast-focusing lens!!"

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

The Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
300 mm
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32

The Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Small diameter Help
89 mm
Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp
Length Quite short Help
224 mm
Weight Very light Help
1.4 kg

Cons

The Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/4
Min focal length Very poor wide angle lens Help
300 mm
Length Quite long Help
224 mm

The Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
1x
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
300 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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300 mm
below average below average
Max focal length
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300 mm
above average above average
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:3.7 (0.3)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/4
below average below average
Wide minimum
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f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
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f/4
Tele minimum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Nikon AF-S
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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224 mm
below average below average
Diameter
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89 mm
Filter size
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77 mm
Weight
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1.4 kg
below average below average

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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6.9°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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6.9°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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4.6°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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4.6°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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8.2°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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8.2°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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4.5°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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4.5°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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3°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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3°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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5.4°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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5.4°
above average above average

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF lens?

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Anu (8:01 AM, December 27, 2013)
Hi,
I'm using a d3100 body. can anybody advise me about the compatibility?
 
Dr. Rajnish Patel (1:28 PM, October 19, 2012)
Great and a very nice review... Greatly helpful