Reviews and Problems with Nikon 300mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S
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Should have bought this sooner
TLa, B&H Photo
29 July 2014
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.
Excerpt: I bought the Nikon 300mm f4 a couple of months ago and really like the results i´m using it with de TC-14eII and have to admit that in good light conditions this combination rules, most of the time taking pics of nature and wild life, no so heavy, very sharp lense absolutely recommend it, thanks Nikon!!!
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Super sharp, quick focus. Great for wildlife. Bought this lens because of the great reviews on B & H. I must say I was not disappointed. I can not say enough about how happy I am. The lack of VR has not been a problem for me. I am using lens with the d7100, they make a great match. This is now my favorite lens !!!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this for wildlife photography. I took it out and got some nice water bird shots just before sunset. I used it with a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter and the photos were great. The focus is fast and the pictures are amazingly sharp. The balance is fairly good at the tripod mount on the lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: This lens is sharp. Even with a 1.4 teleconverter attached, it is reasonably sharp. F/4 gives a stop or stop and a half over most of the zoom lenses out there, as well. For dedicated telephoto work, like wildlife photography, this lens is the best in the under $1500 category by a mile.
Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
Best possible picture quality in this focal length, beats every other lens
14 June 2014
Summary: Altough on the pricier side this lens is a bargain, only one stop lower than the f2.8, weights about a third of the f2.8, more compact and gives greater sharpness and contrast than the f2.8. I've had them both, The 300mm/2.8 gives you the speed and unmatched bokeh, the f4 gives you everything else, fast focus and superb picture quality and you really can carry it around in your camera bag to somewhere where the pictures are to be taken, where the subjects for a 300mm...
Excerpt: I have owned two copies of this lens. It is exceptionally sharp, has great contrast and bokeh, and handles teleconverters very well. It is also an excellent close-up lens, so is a good general purpose nature lens. I call it affordable because stepping up to a 300 mm f2.8 would cost quite a bit more money. Although not a lightweight lens, it is easy to shoot hand-held. It has no VR, but fast autofocus.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: I have owned this lens for almost 5 years and have taken thousands of pictures with it. I also have several long AIS Primes, AF70-300mm f/4-5.6 and the AFS 70-200 F/2.8 VR. I use all my these long lenses with a TC17EII or TC-201 for the AIS lenses. Without question the 300mm f/4 is the sharpest in my stable of long lenses. It is awesome on the D300, D600, D700 and the 1V1 where it gives an incredible 1377mm reach with the TC-17.