Who Itâs For:
This lens is Nikonâs top of the line professional telephoto lens for sports, nature and headshot photographers. Pair it with the Nikon D4 and youâve got yourself a mean combo. This has been replaced by the updated Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF-S IF-ED VR II, but they only added a single switch and kept the optics the same.
What We Like:
Build Quality: This lens is very well made and is intended for professionals so no complaints here.
Sharp: Nikon always puts the most work into itâs big telephotos so optically, this is going to be one of the best that Nikon makes.
VR: Nikon claims 4 stops of improvement.
ED Glass: Nikonâs extra low dispersion glass is brilliant at getting rid of color fringing.
Autofocus: The autofocus on this lens is very fast and very quiet.
Price: This lens is optically identical to the newer version and itâs much cheaper, so if you can find one, you could get a great lens for much cheaper than the current model.
What We Donât:
Lack of Filters: The front element is massive so no filters, only Nikonâs drop in filters.