Great lens

Started Jan 17, 2022 | User reviews
Jeep_Joseph
Jeep_Joseph Contributing Member • Posts: 651
Great lens
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Amazing lens, I had tried the pf and actually preferred the much older d series.  Amazingly great output.  The micro contrast is impressive, almost as good as my Zeiss lenses.  The renditional distortion is great.  Lightning

fast af.  Only reason it doesn't get five stars is the tripod collar.

 Jeep_Joseph's gear list:Jeep_Joseph's gear list
Nikon D4 Nikon D600 Nikon D4S Nikon D750 Nikon D5 +8 more
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF
Telephoto prime lens • Nikon F (FX) • 1909
Announced: Aug 29, 2000
Jeep_Joseph's score
4.5
Average community score
4.5
bflood Senior Member • Posts: 2,232
Re: Great lens
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I have to agree, Mr Joseph (can I call you Jeep?). I've had mine for almost a decade and I have no interest in spending a dime for something newer to replace it. The images I get are just as good using the Nikon 1.4X TC as shots with the lens alone. Shots using the 1.7X aren't as good, but look just fine when printed no larger than a book page (about 10X12 max). Shots using just the 300 and the 300+1.4X can easily be printed 16X20 or larger, dependent more on my technique than the optics. The autofocus is not the equal of today's autofocus, and that would matter if I got into shooting birds in flight (not too likely here in the desert).

I agree about the tripod collar. It won't get any awards for being lightweight and compact, either.

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Nikon D7000 Nikon D610 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR +3 more
Jeep_Joseph
OP Jeep_Joseph Contributing Member • Posts: 651
Re: Great lens

Sure, go ahead and call me jeep   my real name is Bryce though (long story).  Sorry for the late reply, i wanted to try comparing the 300 f4 to my 40-150 2.8 (arrived today) before replying. The 40-150 seems to have much faster af, is so much smaller, and has the better tripod collar. My biggest complaint with the 300 f4 is the weight, once we get past the tripod collar. I actually got it over the 300 2.8d mainly due to size, couldn't imagine trying to work with the 300 2.8, that thing is gigantic.

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Nikon D4 Nikon D600 Nikon D4S Nikon D750 Nikon D5 +8 more
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