Showcase Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR

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THIS is the lens that I currently lust after most. Yet, I can not find ANY info about it. Anyone here use it? If so, what are your experiences and can you post some examples.

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Hi Pat, I bought this lens a couple of months ago and it is wonderful. It is lightning fast focusing and yields tack sharp images. I also bought a 1.4x teleconverter and they work exceptionally well together.

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Hi Pat, I bought this lens a couple of months ago and it is wonderful. It is lightning fast focusing and yields tack sharp images. I also bought a 1.4x teleconverter and they work exceptionally well together.
Fantastic stuff.... were you using a monopod??
 
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Wow!!

Thanks for the useful advice.
Perhaps I should just stop this train of thought right now....
 
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No one enjoys spending a huge sum of money for anything these days, but if you can afford this lens, you will not be disappointed with it's performance and what it can do to improve your photography.
 
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Pat, have you considered an AF-S I 300/2.8? If you shop around, you can get a used one at about half the price of the VR and it is an amazing performer also.
 
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Pat, have you considered an AF-S I 300/2.8? If you shop around, you can get a used one at about half the price of the VR and it is an amazing performer also.
I agree!!! I see some small traces of CA in the VR while the mk.1 was super clean. The VR is a tad sharper wide open IME, but this could be sample variation as well. The VR works miracles for wildlife though!
 
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Pat, have you considered an AF-S I 300/2.8? If you shop around, you can get a used one at about half the price of the VR and it is an amazing performer also.
I picked up a Nikon AF-I Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF for roughly 1200 off this forum and it's an amazing lens. Sharp, fast focus, great all around. Well worth the price. If you really need the VR, you have a very large price gap to fill.
 
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I really want the 300 f2.8 vr also but the cost is preventing it. I just reviewed photos with the 300 f4 on photoSIG and I'm just as amazed. I 'm hoping for a VR II version later this year.
 
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My bread and butter lens. In fact I've owned now several variations.

right now I have a AFS Mk2 no VR and it's great
my 300 EDIF MF lens is also great and is for sale right now, but had no takers here.

I to would like the VR version but I'll lick my wounds with what I have Now !!
Here's a shot from my current version
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and here's a shot from the MF version
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As was explained to me at Nikon El Seg Ca by a tech. All of Nikon's
300 2.8s have the best that Nikon can produce !!

Hope that helps ya spend some $$$$ !! :wink:
 
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A few birds with the 300 VR:

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2) + TC14EII
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If you really need the VR, you have a very large price gap to fill.
Very true.

I shoot mostly sports with my 300, so VR is of little use to me on that particular lens. Plus, long glass like that is going to be on monopod or tripod anyway, so IMO, VR is kinda redundant.

Perhaps Nikon could consider adding VR to lenses that people actually handhold...Hmmm...:Smart:Now there's a concept...:wink:
 
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I think this will be my next lense if I can find a used one at a decent price. Those are all great shots!
 
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I would be very happy if someone could send picture taken with this lens and 2tc. I have heard that it is little soft with this combination, but how soft is my question, because canon 300 2.8is is quite good with 2tc wide open.

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Hi Pat, I bought this lens a couple of months ago and it is wonderful. It is lightning fast focusing and yields tack sharp images. I also bought a 1.4x teleconverter and they work exceptionally well together.
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Frank,

The first 3 is so crisp, it's almost clinically clean all the way to the edges. Absolutely delicious details and super clean colors.

You are stirring something, aren't you? You are a very evil man ... and I succumb ... I fall ... I have sinned ... again ... yes, I must resist ... my flesh is weak ...

I think there should be a corresponding Forum to go with this Lens Lust Forum called Lens Confession. :biggrin: And, we need a Lens Priest who can Pontiffy ...
 
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Frank,

The first 3 is so crisp, it's almost clinically clean all the way to the edges. Absolutely delicious details and super clean colors.

You are stirring something, aren't you? You are a very evil man ... and I succumb ... I fall ... I have sinned ... again ... yes, I must resist ... my flesh is weak ...

I think there should be a corresponding Forum to go with this Lens Lust Forum called Lens Confession. :biggrin: And, we need a Lens Priest who can Pontiffy ...
Well, if I am the one to elicit others to buy this wonderful lens, so be it. These lenses aren't cheap, but their performance is outstanding....and these images were all taken with the 1.4x TC on as well. I'd say that the IQ is satisfactory for most shooters.
 
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My bread and butter lens. In fact I've owned now several variations.

right now I have a AFS Mk2 no VR and it's great
my 300 EDIF MF lens is also great and is for sale right now, but had no takers here.
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Ben,

Your 2nd one is absolutely gorgeous. The highlights around the edge of the sparrow is a total knockout!
 
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Well, if I am the one to elicit others to buy this wonderful lens, so be it. These lenses aren't cheap, but their performance is outstanding....and these images were all taken with the 1.4x TC on as well. I'd say that the IQ is satisfactory for most shooters.
Frank,

Please don't take it from the wrong side of things ... I meant to be a positive comment with a "Lens Lust" slur thrown into it.

Your images are a pure sell for this lens! Delightful to view.
 
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