AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

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Professional, fast aperture, super-telephoto lens. Incorporates Nikon's second-generation Vibration Reduction system, and Nano Crystal coat for outstandingly sharp images, even in low-light. Boasts superb edge-to-corner sharpness, fast, quiet autofocus and a weather-sealed magnesium body to meet the demands of the most challenging professional environments.

Key features

Fast aperture, super telephoto lens.

300mm focal length (DX equivalent 450mm).

Vibration Reduction II (VR II) stabilization system with Normal and Active modes. Lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 3.0* stops slower.

Nano Crystal coat reduces ghost and flare.

Three focus modes: instant manual focus override (M/A), manual (M) and instant auto focus override (A/M) that prioritizes autofocus even when the focus ring is in use.

Closest focusing distance: 2.3 m in AF mode; 2.2 m in MF mode.

Three ED (Extra low Dispersion) glass elements ensure crisp results.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, quiet autofocus.

Detachable hood and soft case included.


*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.

Technical Specifications

Focal length300mm
Maximum aperturef/2.8
Minimum aperturef/22
Lens construction11 elements in 8 groups (with 3 ED glass elements and Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view8°10' (5°20' with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance2.3 m/7.5 ft. in AF mode; 2.2 m/7.2 ft. in MF mode
Maximum reproduction ratio0.16x
No. of diaphragm blades9 (rounded)
Filter attachment size52mm
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)Approximately 124 x 267.5 mm/4.9 x 10.5 in.
WeightApproximately 2,900 g/6.4 lb.
Supplied accessoriesSlip-on Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Lens Hood HK-30, Semi-soft Case CL-L1, Dedicated filter holder, 52mm Screw-on NC Filter, Strap LN-1