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

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Very sharp and works great with both the1.4x TCII and 2x TCIII. VR is wonderful and up to 4 stops of extra handholdability. Even though it is rather heavy, it is still relatively hanholdable, but a monpod is required for extended usage.

Rating: Ed: -, User: - (normalized, 0=useless, 50=average, 100=excellent).

Mount: Nikon F.
Format: FX/135.
Aperture range: f/2.8 to f/22.
Close focus distance (CFD): 230 cm / 7.55 ft (from sensor plane).
CFD magnification: 1:6.3 / 0.16X.
Focus: AF (built-in, ring-type).
Groups/elements: 8/11.
Filter diameter: 52 mm (rear).
L x D, W: 267 x 125 mm, 2900 g.
Approximate street price: USD 5800 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 2009-today.

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Established: 1917
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
Web: Global, EU, US, man

Nikon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Japan Optical Industries Corporation), and renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. Nikon Corporation is one of the companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

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