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

Model #2186

USA Version
Nikon 2186 1
Nikon 2186 1
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Specifications

Physical

Weight 6.39 lb (2.90 kg)
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 4.9 x 10.5" (12.45 x 26.67 cm)
Filter thread 52 mm

Performance

Magnification 0.16x
Format compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Minimum focus distance 7.55' (2.3 m)
Diaphragm blades 9
Camera mount type Nikon F
Focal length 300 mm
Angle of view
DX Picture Angle: 5°
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:6.25
Groups/elements 8/11

Features

Tripod collar Yes
Image stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Expert Reviews
Ephotozine.34750887
4 March 2013
9.0/10

Expensive as this lens may be, there is no denying it delivers absolutely superb performance in terms of sharpness. Focusing is lightning quick and it is built more than well enough to take on the rigours of daily professional use.

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    Outstanding optical quality, Super fast focusing, Low Chromatic aberration, Low distortion, Excellent build quality

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    Heavy, Expensive

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
26 June 2015
10/10

My experience of using combinations of the Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8G with the Nikkor TC14 and especially with the Nikkor TC20 has been unsatisfactory and frustrating. Despite other people's reports, I found images from the above combinations to be too soft to be usable for medium size prints and just out...

Amazon.32817384
11 October 2014
10/10

If you are looking at this lens you already passed beyond level of all these reviews, it's heavy and costly but I love the photos this lens help create. The back ground is nonexistsnce at 2.8, I take portrait shots mostly and this lens does amazing job, way passed the 85mm 1.4 and even better than...

B h photo.32817553
2 April 2017
10/10

I have been using this lens for about three weeks. I purchased it with the intent of using it for multiple focal lengths, with Nikon 1.4 and 2.0 tele-converters. The quality with the 2.0 converter on my D500 is excellent.

B h photo.32817553
28 September 2016
10/10

I love the fast focusing this lens brings, and the sharp, crisp results from corner to corner. I am so glad I finally made the leap and purchased it.

B h photo.32817553
10 July 2016
10/10

This is a true high-class lens, and its versatility is amazing.It is so sharp, with such great bokeh, that you can crop butterfly images and they look better than if taken by a macro lens.You can also safely slap a 2x TC III on it, double your reach, and yet still get *outstanding*image quality.

B h photo.32817553
3 January 2016
10/10

I've been using Nikon gear for the last fifteen years. I've waited almost that long to buy some Nikon big glass. So my expectations were quite high. This lens does not disappoint! It's sharp, bright, and works well with the stable of Nikon teleconverters. It's expensive but I highly recommend it.

B h photo.32817553
15 December 2015
10/10

This lens produces very sharp images, with a fast, accurate focus. I bought this lens for wildlife photography and it didn't disappoint. Pricey but worth the money if you are a serious photographer.

B h photo.32817553
5 September 2015
2.0/10

I have had this lens in 4 times to Nikon and they finally admitted they could not fix it and gave me a replacement. The lens will not focus at infinity. If I move a focus point on my D7100 the focus is worse. I have a series of test shots you can see for yourself. They are in NEF format.

B h photo.32817553
14 June 2015
10/10

I use this lens for sports and events and the AF seems to be very quick and right on the money. I don't know if it's my imagination or not, but sometimes it seems like it focuses BEHIND the sensor or focal point buy a few inches at like 30 yds. But I'd say 95% of the time it's right on the money.

B h photo.32817553
13 April 2015
10/10

I shoot mostly birds and it works great. I use a Nikon TC11 tele with it and love the image quality. I use a d7100 and d750. The focus is very fast and well worth carrying the extra weight.

Product Highlights
  • Super Telephoto
  • VR II Vibration Reduction (4 Stops)
  • AF & MF Modes
  • 52mm Size Filters
  • 7.5' (2.3m) Minimum Focus Distance
  • Auto and Manual Focus Modes
  • Weights 6.39 lb (2.9kg)
  • Nano Crystal Coated Lens
  • 11 Elements/8 Groups Construction
In The Box
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens
  • Front Lens Cover for 200mm, 300mm, 200-400mm Lenses
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • 52mm Dedicated Filter Holder
  • 52mm Clear NC Glass Filter
  • HK-30 Lens Hood
  • LN-1 Lens Strap
  • Removable Tripod Collar
  • CL-L1 Ballistic Nylon Semi-Soft Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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