Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Review

April 8, 2015 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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The AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4.0E PF ED VR is Nikon's long awaited successor to the venerable and now 14-year-old AF-S 300/4.0D. The new lens is much smaller and lighter than its predecessor - in fact even compared to any other full-frame 300/4.0 lens currently on the market. And it sports Nikon's latest version of VR image stabilization. But it's also considerably more expensive than the old 300/4.0D which had a reputation for very good image quality and a flimsy tripod-mount. So the big question is: are the improvements really worth the money?
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One of the biggest yet lightest and smallest lens release from Nikon arrived. It's the imposing Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR which is a lens of strange abbreviations. I ought to find out what are these mysterious acronyms and how this performs in seemingly interminable winter darkness of Finland.
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Short Verdict: A great lens, buy it if you need it! At the beginning some considerations about fixed focal lenses versus Zoom lenses: Simple said a Zoom is more versatile, so for example at a street parade I would use my Nikon Af-s 28-300 mm f3,5-5,6 lens. For landscape and architecture I use my 24 and 45 mm shift lenses, the 14-24 mm Zoom and the 70-200 mm f4 and if necessary the TC1,4x II.
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