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  1. #11
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    Re: Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

    Quote Originally Posted by captain birdseye View Post
    I used the 300f4 af-s version permanently attached to a tc14eii converter for a few years and found it to be an excellent close quarter birding lens with the addition of it also being a great lens for butterflies and dragonflies with its decent minimum distance focussing of about three and a half feet which gave a good sized image of the average british butterfly or dragonfly with superb sharpness.
    I decided to offload mine as I moved on to a longer focal length for birding and, as there can be a problem with the 300f4 when, if sitting unused for a long time it can develop a squealing noise from its focus motor decided not to risk this happening.
    It really is a great lens but care must be taken when buying used due to the motor squeal if you are unlucky.
    Also, this lens has no rear element so it is advised to check for dust inside the rear of the lens.
    Huh. I've never heard of the motor squeal issue. Mine has not had that problem. Good to know it is an issue when looking used.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    Huh. I've never heard of the motor squeal issue. Mine has not had that problem. Good to know it is an issue when looking used.
    Yes it is a known issue as some of these lenses are over 10 years old.
    Apparently, when the problem starts the squeal will stop after a small amount of use of the lens but, over time it can get worse.
    It is said to happen when some of the contacts on the motor corrode slightly after the lens has been laying idle for a long time.
    It is a great performing lens though.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

    Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED




    More examples from Emerald Isle, NC.
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    Re: Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

    Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED
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    Re: Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

    Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED
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  6. #16
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    Re: Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

    Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED








    Used the lens at a local Native American Powwow yesterday. There was a gentleman with several birds.
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  7. #17
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    Re: Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

    Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED
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    Re: Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

    Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED


    Three separate images. Sorry for the spam of images, but I couldn't decide if I preferred the bird's owner to be in the photo or not. Very patriotic for Memorial Day.
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    Re: Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

    Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED
    Any ideas what these are called?



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    Sigma 150-500

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  10. #20
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    Re: Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED

    dragonflies ? lol
    @Kevin H is that a Black Tern a few shots above?
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