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  1. #1
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    Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive

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    From Nikon Rumors comes news of Nikon's newest 300mm f/4 lens:


    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens ($1,999.95)


    • A fixed focal length telephoto lens with a focal length of 300mm and a maximum aperture of f/4 compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras
    • The first NIKKOR lens for which a PF (Phase Fresnel) lens element has been adopted, making it the world's lightest lens of its type
    • Equipped with a SPORT VR mode for effective photography of athletes and other subjects that are moving rapidly and unpredictably in addition to a vibration reduction (VR; camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.5-stop increase in shutter speed) function
    • Adoption of a PF (Phase Fresnel) lens element, an ED lens element, and Nano Crystal Coat for superior optical performance with which chromatic aberration and ghost are suppressed
    • Capable of expression of the beautiful blur characteristics possible only with a maximum aperture of f/4
    • Equipped with an electro-magnetic aperture mechanism that enables stable auto-exposure with high-speed continuous shooting
    • Adoption of Nikon's exclusive and highly durable fluorine coat, which effectively repels water and oils, and makes cleaning the lens easier even when it does get dirty, on the surface of the front lens element
    • 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.
    • Measured in accordance with CIPA standards in NORMAL mode using an FX-format digital SLR camera.
    • PF (Phase Fresnel) lens elements:

    The PF (Phase Fresnel) 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. Compared to many general camera lenses that employ an optical system using the photorefractive phenomenon, a remarkably compact and lightweight body can be attained with less number of lens elements.

    Read more on NikonRumors.com: Nikon Rumors


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    Last edited by Rob Bye; 01-06-2015 at 04:19 AM.
    Rob Bye
    Winnipeg, Canada
    D7100, D300,
    Sigma 150-600/5-6.3, Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR II



  2. #2
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    Re: Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive

    The new lens apparently doesn't come with a tripod collar. The same one that fits the 70-200 f/4 can be purchased separately for about $200.


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    Rob Bye
    Winnipeg, Canada
    D7100, D300,
    Sigma 150-600/5-6.3, Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR II

  3. #3
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    Re: Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive

    Here's a comparison between this new model and the old model: The new Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens vs. the old Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED version | Nikon Rumors

    The new version is more expensive but is smaller and WAY lighter.
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    Re: Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive

    Wonder if they will continue the older model as cheaper alternative
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  5. #5
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    Re: Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Bye View Post
    The new lens apparently doesn't come with a tripod collar. The same one that fits the 70-200 f/4 can be purchased separately for about $200.


    Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive-266058.jpg
    Give it another two years and lens caps are no longer included. It's a 2k lens ffs, don't cheapen out on plastic.
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    Re: Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive

    If its this one but better made its a struggle to see $200 value

    Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressivenikon 70-200 f4 tripod collar | eBay
    Mike

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/7239177@N07/

    Nikon Z50,Nikon16-50MM,Nikon50-250MM,FTZ Adapter
    Sigma 100-400, Sigma 105mm macro
    Nikon V2,10-30MM,30-110MM FT1 Adapter













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    Re: Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    If its this one but better made its a struggle to see $200 value

    Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressivenikon 70-200 f4 tripod collar | eBay

    Don't they realize anyone can make and sell those parts cheaper than they'll do? If you need to sell the tripod collars at 200$ to make profit, it is time to reconsider what you're doing as a company.

    Often I get the impression that whomever makes the decisions at Nikon used to sell canned fruit to supermarkets. Quit trying to save pennies on everything that only makes you look pathetic.

    $1999.95?

    That's a supermarket practice. Do they really think the 5 cent less is, subconsciously, going make any difference to us buying it or not? Make decent stuff and provide a decent warranty and you can also ask a decent price.

  8. #8
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    Re: Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive

    In the UK wex have it listed for pre order

    Nikon 300mm f4E PF ED VR AF-S Lens (JAA342DA) - Wex Photographic
    Mike

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/7239177@N07/

    Nikon Z50,Nikon16-50MM,Nikon50-250MM,FTZ Adapter
    Sigma 100-400, Sigma 105mm macro
    Nikon V2,10-30MM,30-110MM FT1 Adapter













  9. #9
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    Re: Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive

    Does this mean it will be more prone to flare that need to be PP out,read the PF section

    Nikon | Imaging Products | NIKKOR Lens Glossary
    Mike

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/7239177@N07/

    Nikon Z50,Nikon16-50MM,Nikon50-250MM,FTZ Adapter
    Sigma 100-400, Sigma 105mm macro
    Nikon V2,10-30MM,30-110MM FT1 Adapter













  10. #10
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    Re: Nikon's New 300mm f/4 Looks Impressive

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    Wonder if they will continue the older model as cheaper alternative
    The used market will take care of that!


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    Today, the older version 300 f/4 looks quite a bit older. I had one, and I know it's a fine lens, but it certainly wasn't a looker.
    Rob Bye
    Winnipeg, Canada
    D7100, D300,
    Sigma 150-600/5-6.3, Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR II





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