The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR marries innovative optical technology with superb design, offering you unrivalled performance in the world’s lightest 300mm autofocus (AF) lens. Built with Nikon’s proprietary Phase Fresnel (PF) lens, this telephoto innovation enables your images to stand out with new levels of sharpness and clarity with virtually no chromatic aberration of ghosting. Fit it to your FX-format DSLR to fully leverage its pro-level optical proficiency and capture effortlessly stunning images.
SHARP, CLEAR IMAGES IN ANY SHOOTING SITUATION
With a maximum aperture of f/4 that creates artistic images with bokeh, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR shoots beautifully, even in low light situations. It also puts more auto-exposure control right in your hands, as its electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism offers consistent exposure in high-speed shooting situations. Photographing adrenaline-pumping moments is further enhanced by Vibration Reduction (VR), which reduces the need for a tripod and minimises shake, while providing an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.5 stops faster (in NORMAL mode*3). For capturing subjects such as athletes who are moving swiftly and unpredictably, switch to SPORT VR mode for a remarkably responsive photography experience.
THE POWER OF A PHASE FRESNEL LENS IN A REVOLUTIONARY 300MM
The innovative design of the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR cleverly offers a compact, lightweight body that you can carry wherever you go. With the Phase Fresnel (PF)*2 lens element, singular Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element, and Nano Crystal Coating working in tandem, you can now spend less time adjusting your images and more time shooting sharp images with virtually no chromatic aberration and ghosting. The fluorine coating also effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt, making it ideal for shooting in any environment. For minimal disturbance as you shoot, you can rely on the Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which drives the optics elements to enable high-speed autofocusing that’s extremely accurate and quiet.
THE PORTABILITY EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDS
Thanks to the innovative PF lens element, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is the world’s lightest*1 300mm AF lens, weighing in at a mere 755g. Its ultra-compact feature offers incredible portability, making it the quintessential prime lens that deserves a place in any serious photographer’s bag.
1 Among 300mm fixed focal length (prime) AF lenses compatible with 35mm “full-size” format cameras available as of January 6, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research.
2 The PF lens, developed by Nikon, effectively compensates chromatic aberration utilizing the photo diffraction phenomenon. It provides superior chromatic aberration compensation performance when combined with a normal glass lens. Diffraction phenomenon explains that light has characteristics as a waveform. When a waveform faces an obstacle, it attempts to go around and behind it, and this characteristic is referred to as diffraction. The diffraction causes chromatic dispersion in the reverse order of refraction. Due to the characteristics of a PF (Phase Fresnel) lens that utilizes the photo diffraction phenomenon, when there is a strong light source within the frame or when light enters the lens from outside of the frame, ring-shaped coloured flare may occur according to shooting conditions. This phenomenon can be minimized with “PF Flare Control” to be included in Capture NX-D (ver.1.1.0 or later).
3 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards in NORMAL mode using an FX-format digital SLR camera.