Reviews and Problems with Nikon 300mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S
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David-eye, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
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. Even considering the formidable size and weight of this beauty, it handles quite nicely on my D600 and D7100 bodies and the built-in hood and the tripod mount are welcome features.
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. The lens is big and heavy but for my use (on telescope mount or tripod) I don't care. I only wish I had bought this a year ago.
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. The images were soft and the teleconverter basically amounted to me paying $ to degrade image quality. I returned it in exchange for this lens and man am I glad I did! When used properly, great images can be had.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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