Reviews and Problems with Nikon 300mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S
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3 weeks ago
Summary: Awesome lens. I'm using it with a Nikon D810 and the detail and sharpness of the images are great, even wide open at f4.0. Autofocus is very fast and accurate. I have not used it with a teleconverter.
Excerpt: This looks, feels, weighs and performs just like the 70-200mm in the same class. The 300mm is very fast and accurate with focus. The glass is high quality so the images are crystal clear. I've always felt like there isn't a lot of difference between F2.8 and F4 so, for me, this was a huge addition to my arsenal for a fraction of the cost. Camera ISO ranges are so outstanding nowadays that it makes up for the slight loss in speed (F2.8 vs F4).
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I am a casual photographer and was frustrated by results from my 55-300 telephoto lens. The photos never seemed clear and crisp. This lens has changed all that. I am finally getting shots I'm happy with. It's a little heavier than I'd like, but I mostly use it with a tripod, so it's not a big issue.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: This is my first long Len for wildlife. I am happy with the result. The image is very sharp in focus. I will use TC E20 III to double focal length. It might lose a few stops but it worth to try.
A day out on the water in my Kayak yielded amazing close-ups with a large duck family as well as ...
Jim B., Amazon
6 August 2014
Summary: I have a long history of Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses starting with an F3 I bought new back in 1983 and currently including a D800. I have not bought into too many A-FS VR lenses due to the cost and the fact that I own a long list of Manual Focus and AF-D Nikkor primes. I was using an 80-200 AF-D and a 400 f3.5 ED manual focus for my telephoto nature shots.
Excerpt: I use this lens with a D5200 for shooting birds. I had been using the Nikkor 70-300mm VR previously. Wow, what a difference, and I'm not just talking about the price. The 300mm focuses faster, gets sharper pictures. The color and constrast seem to be better. With a Kenko 1.4x TC attached, tracking BIF can be problematic but image quality is still very high for stationary or slow moving objects.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Aside from the smallish tripod collar I have no complains. I had expected it to be heavier but was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to handhold, but that could be a subjective observation. For less than 200fps shutter, give or take, I suggest a tripod or monopod.