A lens to really look at

06 Jan 2015 admin In G+ Posts

Originally shared by +My Nikon Life

Introducing a thrilling new 300mm f/4 prime lens that will change the way you pursue your photography. The new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is the world's lightest 300mm lens that delivers unparalleled portability and performance – all thanks to the new Phase Fresnel lens element. Leverage the capabilities of your FX-format DSLR to capture pictures with exceptional sharpness, clarity and minimal chromatic aberration or ghosting. Find out more about the revolutionary lens that deserves a place in every serious photographer’s bag: http://bit.ly/1KgcYkb

   

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Comments: 7

  1. Roger Van Unen 6 Jan 2015 Reply

    Sorry guys but this smells like publicity. Pictures shared without EXIF information? Yeah right. I wait for the tests by a real independant organisation: http://www.dxomark.com

  2. Brent Burzycki 6 Jan 2015 Reply

    Well I know personally I have never been impressed with sharpness on lenses in this range but that might be helped by this being a prime.., that said I do not believe any photos other than the ones I take with it… As so many items can affect outcome.. And most of those are user based issues…

  3. james bruce 6 Jan 2015 Reply

    This could be a really good lens. I loved my 200-400 f4 but it was really big and really expensive, this looks like a nice compromise and a nice size, can't wait to get one to test.

  4. Roger Van Unen 6 Jan 2015 Reply

    Nikon is really working on updating the "old" and only for the Pro's Full Frame lenses to make them more accessible for the semi pro who does not want to spend several 1000 € on a lens (we don't have a company or a news agency who pay for it). The F4 lenses are really good. The 70-200 F4 misses one stop but on the other hand is a real 70-200 not 70-150 like the F2.8 and is really sharp on the D800 and that camera kills lenses. I had to replace them all.

  5. Gerard Blacklock 6 Jan 2015 Reply

    what I wanna know is how they halved the weight and doubled the glass ? crazy 🙂

  6. Jason Odell 6 Jan 2015 Reply

    The previous 300/4 was deadly sharp…one of those oft-overlooked lenses. It's only drawback was the lack of VR. This one could be really great for shooting sports and action without a tripod. Of course, it's also nearly twice the price of the old one. The previous model was a steal at $1300, and can be found used for under $1k.

  7. Jason Odell 6 Jan 2015 Reply

    I agree with +Roger Van Unen. Nikon is finally delivering a set of constant aperture f/4 lenses that kicks butt. For the longest time, the choice was either the super expensive (and heavy) f/2.8 lenses or the consumer grade variable aperture ones.

    With ISO performance being what it is, most outdoor photographers will really enjoy having these smaller lenses. The 70-200/4 is every bit as deadly sharp as the 2.8 version, provided you don't need that extra stop. I sold my 70-200/2.8 and kept the f/4. If I shot theater, I'd have kept the 2.8.

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