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Fast-aperture f/2.8 NIKKOR Super Telephoto
Wide aperture, professional telephoto performance, optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness for both FX and DX-format Nikon D-SLRs—perfect for action and sports photojournalism, wildlife photography and more.

Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat
Further reduces ghosting and internal flare for even greater image clarity.

Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Delivers fast, accurate and quiet autofocusing.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
Enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.

Rugged Construction
Featuring enhanced dust and moisture-resistance, magnesium die-cast barrel construction and a protective meniscus front lens.

Fully compatible with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-17E II and TC-20E II (III) Teleconverters.

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.0 stops** of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture.

Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at wide apertures.

Three Focus Modes
A/M mode joins the familiar M/A and M modes, enhancing AF control versatility with fast, secure switching between auto and manual focus to accommodate personal shooting techniques.

AF Memory Recall
Allows instant return to a predetermined point of focus.

Close Focusing to 7.2 feet
Focus to 7.2 feet in manual focus or 7.5 feet in autofocus, enabling striking image perspectives.

Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.

AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II 4.7 5 19 19
Fantastic Lens I bought this lens 4yrs ago as an upgrade from the very good 300f4. I do wildlife in Africa so this lens with the 3 converters is the most flexible and cost effective lens available. IQ is stunning even with the TC's. I use it now with a Nikon D810 and often use the 1.2 crop mode as it gives more speed, smaller files if I shoot 1000 images on a daytrip and if I need a little extra "reach" Yes I know you can crop but I prefer to frame the images in viewfinder. Using it without the TC's on the FX D810 for landscapes, portraits or wildlife at closer range produce results that might just be tipped by the new 400f2.8. This combination, D810 with 300f2.8 is a marriage made in heaven. March 4, 2015
Worth the weight, or the lack of weight... Fast, responsive, VR and really not that heavy. I've used this hand held, with formal support (mono or tripod), or simply leaning on a tree, car door frame, or my knees sitting on the ground. Pairing it with a 1.4x tele still gives great results. Its the high quality images with the ability to be quickly mobile and use this lens hand-held which makes it great for wildlife in all sorts of environments. Could I shoot all day without support-no. A few hours is no problem. Also packs very well in my camera back-pack with the reversible lens hood attachment. February 27, 2015
300mm 2.8 vr11ed lens I have wanted this lens for a long while. I have the 24-70 2.8 and the 70-200mm vr11 new lens as well. I am so happy with the results with my sports photography with this lens. The color and bokeh are outstanding. i am now looking for the 400mm 2.8 lens next. Dont wait buy it you wont be sorry. October 26, 2014
The standard by which others should be measured This lens is the standard by which other lenses should be measured. Superb in every respect, like color rendering, bokeh, sharpness, virtually no CA, VR, AF speed and accuracy. I have a raft of pro spec Nikon lenses, but the 300 f2.8 VRII is the best of the all of them. Adding the 1.4x TCII (or now the 1.4x TCIII) gives you a 420mm f4 with basically no penaly in IQ or AF speed or accuracy. This just makes the 300mm f2.8 VRII that much more versatile. I cannot recommend this lens highly enough. October 14, 2014
Nikon delivers excellent quality with this lens This lens is the benchmark for measuring the quality of other lenses on the market, speed and focus accuracy is amazing and the sharpness and contrast is striking. Certainly can be used for shooting handheld because VRII works perfectly. When used with D800E the possibilities are endless with remarkable cropping power. The Nikon 300mm f/2.8G VR II is a bokeh champion it produces exceptionally good-looking background blur, especially wide open at maximum aperture of f/2.8 and higher. July 1, 2014
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Transmission over 400nm to 800nm wavelength

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MTF at 60lp/mm
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This is the only MTF chart published by Nikon :
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/singlefocal/Telephoto/af-s_300mmf_28g_ed_vr2/
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When was the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VRII last updated

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The last release of the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II was in 2009.
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tc 17 with af-s 300mm vrii not working

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dark viewfinder err displayed on lcd however it works fine with it's cheaper brother the F4 300 af-s which I also own the body is an D3s
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The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II (2186) Lens is compatible with the TC-17EII teleconverter. Please contact the Nikon Support team for your region for assistance with this issue: http://imaging.nikon.com/worldwide/....
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