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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


Hi All

I have been thinking this for a while and its just got back in my head after Nikon saying there are producing a new afs vr version of the 800mm and it got me thinking again why dont Nikon make a new AF-S VR version of the old but truly outstanding 300mm F2 manual version.

so I would just like people on here to say would they use the lens if Nikon produced it ? or do you think you will just stick witht he 200mm F2 ?

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Jul 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


Put me down for one! Talk about destroyin' BG's Could also live with it as a 420 f2.8 VR for BIF (w/TC)
Hell, I even have a spare BushHawk on hand...ready for "testing" PM for my addy, thx.



Jul 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


If you're buying, I'll take 2!


Jul 26, 2012 at 01:21 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


If the price and weight equaled the 400/2.8 then I would rather get the 400. The 300/2.8 has a nice size and weight advantage over the longer primes, I fear that would go away with a 300/2.


Jul 26, 2012 at 02:20 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


VinnieJ wrote:
If the price and weight equaled the 400/2.8 then I would rather get the 400. The 300/2.8 has a nice size and weight advantage over the longer primes, I fear that would go away with a 300/2.


Agreed.



Jul 26, 2012 at 03:36 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


At 30 pounds? I think not. Give me one as a gift? ONLY if it includes Sherpa services for 10 years, too.


Jul 26, 2012 at 08:28 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


30# and $30K?


Jul 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


You'd need to have a special tri-cycle mount but it would come in handy when you sold your car to buy it... and I can just imagine the ladies at the rodeo asking the Monkey "is that a new 300mm f2 or is your 200mm f2 just really happy to see me"?


Jul 27, 2012 at 01:14 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


The Nikkor 300mm f/2.0 ED-IF weighed in ~16 lbs. If they trimmed it down to 10 or 12
I've still got a few good years left to give it a run onna BushHawk...or i could buy a new truck



Jul 27, 2012 at 01:20 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


16lbs?....wow.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


With VR and AFS, I guess the 16lbs would increase to 18-20 lbs. I guess you can purchase a decent ride at its price


Jul 27, 2012 at 02:57 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


It would be too big and too heavy for my needs. No, thanks.


Jul 27, 2012 at 03:07 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


I lost something in misreading Kg's instead of lbs. It is about 15 pounds.
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/telephotos/300mmedif20/index.htm

This one goes about 30 pounds and costs about $1000 per pound.

Edited on Jul 27, 2012 at 04:12 AM · View previous versions



Jul 27, 2012 at 04:00 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


VinnieJ wrote:
If the price and weight equaled the 400/2.8 then I would rather get the 400. The 300/2.8 has a nice size and weight advantage over the longer primes, I fear that would go away with a 300/2.


+1 Just what I was thinking.



Jul 27, 2012 at 04:01 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


No, f/2.8 is fast and large enough already. However, I'm not sure that a modern 300/2 would have to be heavier than a 600/4. The front element diameter is the same and a 300 should be shorter.

EBH



Jul 27, 2012 at 05:05 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


If I could afford one,
I suppose I could also hire a lens caddy to carry and support it and my arsenal of lens and bodies.



Jul 30, 2012 at 02:46 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


If it comes with a transportable turret, or a full-body steady-cam rig, and costs a reasonable amount (same or less than 400/2.8), then it could be a nice proposition!


Jul 31, 2012 at 06:20 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


Those interested in its size (and those who think the f2.8 is big :-) )

300mm: From left to right: f5,6 (AFS 70-300mm), f4, f2.8, f2
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/140808657/original.jpg

300mm: AFS 300mm/4, AFS 300mm/2.8, AiS 300mm/2
http://www.pbase.com/andrease/image/140822819/original.jpg

A hefty piece of glass. But: One of the few lenses which is capable of delivering D800 resolution when shot wide open. Given the age of between 27 and 30 years an outstanding achievment.

rgds,
Andy



Aug 01, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


It would be cool to have, but no I would not buy it.
I would accept a freebie though!



Aug 01, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · If Nikon made a new 300mm F2, would you buy it ?


I would definitely rent it, but shipping costs might be as much as the rental.


Aug 01, 2012 at 01:08 PM
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