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COMPLETED AF-S 300mm f/2.8 D IF-ED II. Ships: US

Jan 22, 2019
St. Charles, IL
Real Name
User name: acnomad

Items to sell/buy/trade: AF-S 300mm f/2.8 D IF-ED II

Prices: $900 $800

Location: St. Charles, IL

Ships to: US

Description: I recently upgraded to the 500mm PF and don't seem to be using the 300 at all anymore. This is an optically excellent copy of the last non-VR 300/2.8 that Nikon made. This means it's actually the lightest of the AF version of this optic and I found it very usable for handheld shooting. Mechanically, I would rate it 6/10 for two reasons:
  1. The AF motor works and is very fast and accurate BUT, with some regularity, it hangs up and the focus ring requires a slight touch to get it to re-engage.
  2. The filter slot grommet is warped, which does not interfere with filter usage, but is unsightly.
For these reasons and because of the various minor cosmetic imperfections (see photos), its financial value is diminished, but it remains quite usable and produces very sharp images. I will add that once I got used to recognizing the AF issue, shooting sports and wildlife is still feasible with this lens. Of course a repair is possible, but for a lens of this age, not reasonable IMO. I plan to trade it in to a local camera shop if no buyer steps forward before Dec. 20, 2019. Reasonable offers will be considered.

Please check my username (acnomad) to find 100% positive feedback on eBay, fredmiranda.com, and mu-43.com for reassurance that I trade fairly.

Images for this listing: File(s) attached

Payments accepted: PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

Shipping method: UPS or FedEx

Shipping charge: Actual cost (should be about $50 for UPS ground, fully insured to addresses in the CONUS)

Handling time: Within two business days

References: "acnomad" 100% positive feedback on eBay, fredmiranda.com, mu-43.com

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