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

Lens Overview - Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4

All About the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR

Offering reach and refined focusing performance, the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR from Nikon is a telephoto zoom covering a comfortable portrait-length to telephoto range. One extra-low dispersion element is featured in the optical design, which aids in reducing chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color fidelity. A Super Integrated Coating, too, helps to achieve accurate colors by controlling flare and ghosting when working in bright and backlit conditions. Noteworthy for this lens is the AF-P designation, which indicates the use of a pulse stepping motor that offers notably quiet, fast, and precise autofocus performance to benefit both stills and video applications. Additionally, Vibration Reduction image stabilization compensates for up to 4.5 stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.

Telephoto zoom is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, however is also compatible with DX models where it will provide a 105-450mm equivalent focal length range.
One extra-low dispersion element greatly reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
AF-P pulse motor uses stepping motors to deliver impressively smooth, quiet, and fast autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications. Full-time manual focus override is also possible and an internal focusing design is 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.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 4.5 stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
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 Cameras

Full Compatibility: D500, D7500, D5600, D5500, D3500, D3400, D850, and Z-series mirrorless cameras with FTZ adapter Compatible with Limited Functions: D7200, D7100, D7000, D5300, D5200, D3300, D300S, D300, D810A, D810, D800E, D800, D750, D700, D610, D600, D5, D4S, D4, D3X, D3, D2XS, Df, and 1-series mirrorless cameras with FT1 adapter Compatible cameras may require a firmware update for use
UPC: 018208200689

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4 Latest Price



Focal Length70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 40
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View34° 20' to 8° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance3.94' / 1.2 m
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Optical Design18 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.17 x 5.75" / 80.5 x 146 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 680 g

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VRPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Name Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VRPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 201520192019
Mount Type Nikon F FXLeica LLeica L
Lens Type Lens SupertelephotoLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $2000$1700$1300
Lens Zoom PrimeZoomZoom
Lens Range 3007024
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Jan. 2015Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand NikonPanasonicPanasonic


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