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Fair price for Nikon ED 300mm f2.8??

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Czechman01, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. What would be a fair price to pay for a Nikon ED AF-S 300mm f2.8D
    Serial #202xxx. Lens is in flawless condition with hard case.

  2. Hi Czechman01,

    If it is a Mk I, I would think a price in the vicinity of $2500 to actually $2700 is fair considering the condition. You might find some cheaper but I would make an educated guess that they've been used rather extensively. It all basically comes down to how much the lens has been used.

    If you have the option to shoot with it before you purchase it, of course you will want to listen carefully to the motor for any squeals or noises. It may not be as quiet as the Mk II but it should shift back and forth fairly smooth without out much noise at all. At least that's how mine functions.

    Visit some of the reptuable sites and compare their prices. You can never go wrong there.

    Hope that helps.
  3. That is pretty much top dollar right now ($2500) for an AFS-1. The AFS-II is going to sell at around $2700-$2800 in perfect condition (possibly as high as $3000, but more likely topping out at $2800).

  4. What's the difference between a Mark 1 and a Mark 2?

    Boy, this lens certainly has had its share of incarnations making it difficult for anyone without a good knowledge of the lens to search for prices.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 9, 2005
  5. The mkII is about 14oz lighter (magnesium) and focuses closer (6.5ft instead of 8ft).

  6. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
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