|Nikon 300mm lens|
Mark Peters : December 10th 2009 - 20:15 CET
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300MM F/2.8G ED VR II telephoto lens : Nikon Europe announces a new super telephoto lens to replace the AF-S VR NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED. The AF-S NIKKOR 300MM VR II features the new generation of Vibration Reduction technology (VR II) and a new A/M focus mode, making it an ideal choice for sports, action and wildlife photographers. This Nikon 300mm lens is designed for those who are serious about photography. The AF-S Nikon 300MM F/2.8G ED VR 2 features the second generation built in Vibration Reduction (VRII), providing the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower so sharper images can be achieved when using the camera for hand-held shooting. The Nikon 300mm lens wil retail for $5,749.00 USD.|
Nikon 300mm lens
In addition, the new A/M mode added to existing M/A and M modes enables autofocus priority even if the focus ring is being handled during shooting. Weighing in at 2,900g this is a lens that ticks every box for those who are serious about action photography. This super telephoto lens is designed with the photographer in mind and has the same excellent optical system as its predecessor. Those who need extreme speed and quiet to capture wildlife, can rely on the autofocus with a built-in silent wave motor to ensure you won't disrupt the action. To top off the extensive features, the Nikon 300mm lens is also sealed to withstand the affects of dust and moisture, allowing photographers to keep shooting whatever the conditions. Finally, the lens construction features eleven elements in eight groups, including three ED glass elements and Nano Crystal Coat.
Nikon 300mm features
Focal length : 300mm
Max/min aperture : Min f/22 Max f/2.8
Lens construction : 11 elements in 8 groups
Picture angle : 8◦10'
No. diaphragm blades : 9 rounded
Closest focusing distance : 2.3m/7.5ft. (AF); 2.2m/7.2ft. (MF)
Filter / attachment size : 52mm
Diameter x length : Approx. 124 x 267.5 mm/ 4.9 x 10.5 in.
Lens weight: 2,900 grams
AF-S NIKKOR 300MM F/2.8G ED VR II
Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe says: "The AF-S NIKKOR 300MM F/2.8G ED VR II's comparatively light weight and compact dimensions make it a perfect choice for hand held super telephoto photography, particularly when used with a teleconvertor. The new Nikon VRII system offers four or more stops of compensation, and makes this a really practical solution for the news and wildlife photographer". The evolution of the NIKKOR lens reflects a commitment to developing a range of products tailored to photographers' needs, and it strengthens the line-up of high-performance NIKKOR lenses.