The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR marries innovative optical technology with superb design, offering you unrivalled performance in the world’s lightest 300mm autofocus (AF) lens*1. Built with Nikon’s proprietary Phase Fresnel (PF) lens*2, this telephoto innovation enables your images to stand out with new levels of sharpness and clarity with virtually no chromatic aberration of ghosting. Fit it to your FX-format DSLR to fully leverage its pro-level optical proficiency and capture effortlessly stunning images.
With a maximum aperture of f/4 that creates artistic images with bokeh, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR shoots beautifully, even in low light situations. It also puts more auto-exposure control right in your hands, as its electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism offers consistent exposure in high-speed shooting situations. Photographing adrenaline-pumping moments is further enhanced by Vibration Reduction (VR), which reduces the need for a tripod and minimises shake, while providing an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.5 stops faster (in NORMAL mode*3). For capturing subjects such as athletes who are moving swiftly and unpredictably, switch to SPORT VR mode for a remarkably responsive photography experience.
Thanks to the innovative PF lens element, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is the world's lightest*1 300mm AF lens, weighing in at a mere 755g. Its ultra-compact feature offers incredible portability, making it the quintessential prime lens that deserves a place in any serious photographer’s bag.
*1 Among 300mm fixed focal length (prime) AF lenses compatible with 35mm "full-size" format cameras available as of January 6, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research.
*2 The PF lens, developed by Nikon, effectively compensates chromatic aberration utilizing the photo diffraction phenomenon. It provides superior chromatic aberration compensation performance when combined with a normal glass lens. Diffraction phenomenon explains that light has characteristics as a waveform. When a waveform faces an obstacle, it attempts to go around and behind it, and this characteristic is referred to as diffraction. The diffraction causes chromatic dispersion in the reverse order of refraction. Due to the characteristics of a PF (Phase Fresnel) lens that utilizes the photo diffraction phenomenon, when there is a strong light source within the frame or when light enters the lens from outside of the frame, ring-shaped coloured flare may occur according to shooting conditions. This phenomenon can be minimized with “PF Flare Control” to be included in Capture NX-D (ver.1.1.0 or later).
*3 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards in NORMAL mode using an FX-format digital SLR camera.
Fmount, Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU
16elements in, 10groups, (including 1 ED lens element, 1 PF(Phase Fresnel) element, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal or fluorine coatings)
Angle of view
Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 8° 10′, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 5° 20′
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
No. of diaphragm blades
Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat
Automatic electronic aperture control
77mm, P = 0.75 mm
Approx. 89 mm maximum diameter x 147.5 mm
Approx.755g (26.6 oz.)
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Manual, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual
Focus limit switch
Two positions: FULL (∞ – 1.4 m) and ∞ – 3 m
Focus distance indicator
77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-73, Lens Case CL-M3
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