gives you unique perspective and feeling to your pictures
6 February 2012
Summary: I bought the latest manual focus model. I use it with my Nikon D300s camera. On this DX size body the lens is equal to a 410mm lens on FX or 35mm film camera. THe fast aperture gives fantastic bokeh and very shallow depth of focus, which is the main reason I bought this lens. Superb for outdoor portraits and shooting sports. The obvious drawback is that the lens is heavy, I use monopod for action shooting and a heavy tripod for portraits.
Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Nikkor review by mrcontinental
13 June 2011
Summary: The Nikon 300mm f2.8 has long been the professional standard, wickedly sharp and versatile. Sports, paparazzi, and portraits are handled with ease. Beautiful bokeh, brillant contrast and color, everything a lens should be and more. You can put Glamour Shots out of business with this thing on a D3s or D700. If you want to afford this save and sacrifice and go for it because it is spectacular.
Pros: Still the sports and paparazzi king, hand holdable with VR with ease
Summary: Worth every penny! Fast, accurate focusing, Nikon's workhorse for a good reason. Go for a used VR version over the VRII for 1500+ reasons, there is not a big difference. Nikon claims you can gain an extra f-stop with improved VR, but I haven't seen it, better to rely on sound shooting practices, anyway, you're gonna love f2.8 on this glass.
Summary: Folks who do a lot of photography like to stack the odds in their favor. The AI-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF lens does that very well. The f2.8 expands the photographer's possibilities a lot. The depth of field at 20 ft. is 3", which does wonders for the background. The ED glass gives very sharp results. It is comforting to know that images as crisp as possible, will be there in a post-shoot examination. Yes, it's heavy, but a monopod helps.
Lens 28-70/2.8 as described. Great communication !
3 February 2011
Summary: The 28-70/2.8 lens is probably the most important lens for a photographer. I got it late because I didn't have the money for it. The quality of the pictures (sharpness, color reproduction, etc.) is great! It's a bit heavy but if you 'shoot more than you carry it around' than you'll love it like a diamond.