? D800 Anyone using Nikon 300mm f4 lens?

Started Jul 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Artichoke
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In reply to Londongal, Jul 8, 2012

the 300 F4 Nikkor AF-S was my first long telephoto, gotten used from KEH near 10 years ago for my Fujifilm S2

despite my getting some highly celebrated long teles, this great lens still gets used with my D3X & seems if anything a better lens on FF
for a long telephoto, this lens is light & well balanced
its older AF-S works quite well
a replacement collar is a good investment as the one supplied with mine wobbles

the minimum focus length of 1.45 may be among the shortest for a lens of this length & with an extension tube, this lens does decent butterfly photographs
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