Reviews and Problems with Nikon 300mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S
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Better than expected
Surfotter, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: Research suggested that the 300mm f.4 was very sharp, and that proved to be the case. I also learned that the autofocus was quite slow, but it turned out to be faster than the 80-400 I had been using for telephoto applications.
Excerpt: This stellar lens has stood the test of time and even though the design is 15 years old and it has been up-dated (at twice the price), in terms of sheer image quality it remains as a contender.
Excerpt: I have the Nikon 18-300mm zoom and have been unhappy with shots of the stars taken at 300 mm. Get color fringing and fuzzy stars, especially in the corners. The 300 mm DX lens is great - round stars throughout the whole frame, and no color fringing.
Excerpt: Disclaimer - I've only used this lens three different times in the 2 weeks I have owned it. Having said that......this is a MUST have if you are looking for some reach. Not knowing any better, I originally bought a 2x teleconverter.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: From my experiences with all Nikon lenses, VR works sporadically at new, until camera is sent to Nikon repair depot for warranty repair. All Nikon lens must have some kind of switching mechanism to permanently disabling VR, that ensures next service repairs "billed to customer.
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.
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.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction