Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f2.8G ED VR II
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300mm 2.8 vr11ed lens
26 October 2014
Summary: I have wanted this lens for a long while. I have the 24-70 2.8 and the 70-200mm vr11 new lens as well. I am so happy with the results with my sports photography with this lens. The color and bokeh are outstanding. i am now looking for the 400mm 2.8 lens next. Dont wait buy it you wont be sorry.
Summary: This lens is the standard by which other lenses should be measured. Superb in every respect, like color rendering, bokeh, sharpness, virtually no CA, VR, AF speed and accuracy. I have a raft of pro spec Nikon lenses, but the 300 f2.8 VRII is the best of the all of them.
Summary: This lens is the benchmark for measuring the quality of other lenses on the market, speed and focus accuracy is amazing and the sharpness and contrast is striking. Certainly can be used for shooting handheld because VRII works perfectly. When used with D800E the possibilities are endless with remarkable cropping power.
Summary: I read hundreds of reviews before purchasing this lens and I can attest that the praise this lens receives is warranted. This is a workhorse lens. Very fast auto focus. Very sharp images with proper holding/mounting. I put it through it's rigors w/D800 and I cannot see any vignetting or other aberrations. Accurate color representation. Impressive in low light.
Summary: I have had zooms before, and in fact I have the 70-300 zoom that came with my d600 kit. This guy is in a completely different league. Just got it today and tried some handheld shots playing around. It is big and relatively heavy but the stabilization works wonders.
Summary: Please see the attached graphs. I used LensAlign and FocusTune to test the Nikkor 300mm f2.8G ED VRII lens, Serial Number 209819. The lens was mounted on an Arca-Swiss Z1G (giant) monoball and Gitzo 5000 series carbon-fiber legs, at a height of 42 inches. The ISO was 1600 and the shutter speed was 1/320. The lens-to-target distance was 26 feet and I used a shutter release cable.
Summary: I have only been able to get clear shots with the VR turned off. On a tripod I have experienced double imaging with the VR on. This is 2 images about 1/8th of an inch apart directly up and down from each other. This lens takes more learning to get it to do what you need that my other lenses. Focusing has been a challenge. Depth of field takes some getting use to. At 10 meters f/8 at small bird (Chickadee) will be only be partly focused.
Nikon 300mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II Nikkor review by thejohnz
2 December 2012
Summary: I purchased this lens hoping it would live up to its excellent reputation. After returning from South Africa I can say that this lens was more than I could have hoped for. It is heavy but can be handheld which is how I mostly used it. On the D800 it clearly out resolved the sensor from F2.8 through F11. I was able to get excellent photos even when I cropped them down to 4mp! It is like having a 900mm lens! The images are stunning and 3D in appearance.
Summary: I have had the lens for less than a month, and am extremely pleased with its performance, which I consider to be a five star. However, the carryiing strap padding is woefully inadequate and the webbing is already showing signs of wear where it passes through the slots on the lens, which have sharp edges rather than being rounded. I am considering a Kevlar webbed well padded strap by another manufacturer.