Reviews and Problems with Nikon 300mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S
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Great alternative to the 300mm 2.8
16 December 2014
Summary: I was looking for a nice tele prime to shoot bald eagles snagging fish. All of the 300 2.8's are out of my price range. This is a great alternative lens for me. I've made some great photos (using D7100/D750) with it. The autofocus is relatively quick and quiet. There is no need for VR when shooting at a minimum shutter speed of 1/1000th. It's nice and small compared to the 300 2.8. I highly recommend this lens to anyone looking for a solid alternative.
Excerpt: I have been a nature photographer for over 10 years (since around age 11), and I have always had the desire to shoot wildlife. Before owning this lens, I settled for budget pieces of glass like the 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR, but I was never satisfied with the results. After buying this lens and shooting birds with it, I can say with confidence that if you are shooting on a DX body, this is as close as you can possibly get to the 500mm f/4 without spending $.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
performance excellent, Used outside at football games
kent graham, Amazon
24 November 2014
Summary: performance excellent, Used outside at football games. Great to capture midfield action. Works well in available light. I use on a Nikon d700 and it is great with higher ISO. Looking forward to using for basketball for action at opposite end of court. Fast to focus.
Excerpt: The AF-S Nikkor's impressive image quality, accurate, quick auto focus and professional build make an excellent photographic tool. Performance at closest focus is very high and the lens can be successfully used for portraits, although I use it primarily for sports. With the Nikkor TC-1.4E converter attached, auto focus speed and IQ remain high enough that the AF-S is useable for wild life at moderate distances.
Pros: Close Focus, Close focusing, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp and contrasty, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I had been looking for a lens that would provide sharper pictures, especially in low light, than my current lens, the Nikkor 80-400mm zoom. The Nikkor 300 mm F/4D IF-ED lens that I recently purchased has provided the opportunity for me to take very sharp pictures, even in lower light. I do have some learning to do with my new lens, but I am quite excited to continue taking photos with the combination of my Nikon 7100 with the 300mm lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Sharp pictures
Summary: This lens absolutely rocks! It is quick to focus and is very, very, very sharp -- even when focused in to the max. I shoot with a D800 and it simply doesn't seem to matter how far I zoom or crop in on my images. It's worth every cent.
Nice lens if it keeps working and you can get a good sample
28 October 2014
Summary: The lens is fantastic when it works. I went through 6 samples before giving up and not ordering another. My samples were all used, but that goes to show that this lens will eventually fail on either: squeaky auto-focus motor (eventual the motor will fail according to users) Almost All samples exhibited this - not great when doing waterfowl didn't work with the TC-1.4E II arrived damaged (twice from warehouse deals) received imports when advertised as US Model (seller did...
Excerpt: I purchased this lens primarily for outdoor high school sports photography. With good light it produces amazingly sharp results. However, results diminish as available light begins to fade. Overall this is a great lens but I plan on investing in the 300mm f/2.8 to increase my low light keep rate.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction