Reviews and Problems with Nikon 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF II AF-S
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Nikon 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF II AF-S Nikkor review by Cliff3
4 January 2011
Summary: I bought my copy of this lens used in February 2009. I have shot around 25,000 photos with it since that time. I use it with a D700. I have TC14E and TC20E II teleconverters as well as a C-PL1L circular polarizer that I use with this lens. This is a brilliant lens. This is a big heavy lens. I mostly shoot motorsports, and I normally shoot with the lens on a monopod. It is capable of producing stunning images.
Conclusion: These types of lenses are true engineering at their best. Super fast, super sharp and extremely leight weight compared to the f/2.8 amount of glas and build quality. When you have tried this once, there is no going back! Expensive yes, but you really get a gem of engineering and quality! Ive used it for Air-Shows and it works perfect, also with extenders.
Nikon 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF II AF-S Nikkor review by genotypewriter
17 June 2010
Summary: Here's my sharpness comparison of the Nikon 300 2.8 VR vs. the Canon 300 2.8 IS (both on a 5D Mark II): http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/3852798932/ As we speak, B&H advertises the Nikon at USD5200 and the Canon at USD 4500. Although there's such a high price premium over the Canon, the Nikon offers practically nothing extra over the much older Canon, apart from slightly better IS.
Pros: Optics, build, mechanics... everything's great
Cons: No benefits worth $700 over the older Canon 300 2.8 IS
Nikon 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF II AF-S Nikkor review by exnihiloman
30 September 2009
Summary: I recently rented this lens for a concert at my church. We have some poor lighting and I wondered how the lens would perform. Turns out the lens performed as I expected. Got lots of nice crisp shots from various angles. Moving around in a dark auditorium was a tad awkward, though. A couple days later I set up my camera on a tripod in a busy atrium/foyer area and got some outstanding candids with natural light coming through translucent skylights.
Conclusion: Review of the new Nikon 300mm AF-S f2.8 IF-ED G VR (no review slot for this lens, nor most new Nikon lenses) It is far more compact than I had imagined (I have previously owned a Nikkor 300/2.8) and the latest incarnation seems far shorter in length, I think some Japanese designer has been active with a hacksaw on the hood or it's a trick of the eye with the main lens barrel being so fat.
Pros: Sharpness, clarity, colour, VR, AF speed, bokeh, portability
Conclusion: I recently switched from Canon to Nikon. I switched b/c of the 200-400 VR lens. However, I also want a comparable range from Nikon so I picked up this lens as well. Mine is the AFS I version. I am glad that I decided to get this lens. IT IS SUPERB! The lens focus speed is as fast and as quiet as Canon's counter part. I used to own the 300 2.8L USM. In my mind and for my application, when it comes to lens selection, Nikon has finally caught up to Canon!
Pros: sharpness, built quality, speed, performance with 17ETC
Nikon 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF II AF-S Nikkor review by ggriffith
19 October 2005
Summary: Very good lens. The newspaper I work for has a handful of these for their D2h bodies and after using it to shoot speeches, sports, and other media events I've been pretty happy. Coming from the Canon camp and shooting both this was a comfortable lens to use and the focus was pretty accurate. I like it and would recommend it. Sorry I can't tell you about price, but I didn't have to fit the bill.