Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
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The One to Buy!
28 January 2012
Summary: I needed a lens to surpass the limited reach of my 70-200 2.8, a lens i adore. I'd purchased both the TC-17eII and the T-20eIII in an effort to do just that but soon discovered merely adequate results from that combo. I struggled to get into wildlife comfort zones without having to creep about for hours and started to read about this 300mm and its' stellar performance with the teleconverters. From the first shot, I knew I'd made the right choice.
Summary: I chose this lens over the 200-400 for a number of reasons. The 300 is lighter and, in my opinion, clear than the 200-400. I enjoy shooting birds free handed, in flight, so moving the heavier lens for any period of time my arms would not be able to take the added weight.
Summary: Right from the first day we received this lens it has been a Performer with Image Quality unsurpassed by any other lens we possess. Focusing is quick in both auto or for those instances when manual is required. I literally manually focus using the tips of my fingers it moves so easily, and goes from near to infinity with one placement of my fingers on the focus barrel. Control switches are optimally positioned and easily changed even during a shot.
Summary: I have over 10 pieces of Nikkor Glass and this is my favorite. The images are stunning and focus is very fast, almost as fast as my 200 F2. I agree with the other poster..if you can only get 1 pro telephoto, get this one. Works well with teleconvertors to get the extra reach if you need it.
Summary: As a serious amateur I like to mix my photography up from time to time and I wanted a lens that would lend itself well to a wide range of applications. When I purchased this one I had in mind to use it primarily for wildlife but soon found it to be extremely versatile in so many other applications. I use it for close-up, portrait, landscape, sports and wildlife and the fast focus, sharpness, and image quality are phenomenal.