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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


Testing VR this morning. 1/15-1/30 it works nice.









And here is 2500px https://www.flickr.com/photos/76150775@N08/



Feb 06, 2015 at 12:05 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


Looks good.
I know it's cold in Finland, but o you have other images than near macro images of ice? Something I can recognise?

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Feb 06, 2015 at 01:28 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


Ok. There you go.







Feb 06, 2015 at 01:31 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


1-how about some strong backlit pictures?? They say it would flare like crazy because of the freshnel elements!! That is what everyone are worry about!! Big ugly flare in back sunlight!

2-Did you compare the af speed of the old 300 f4 vs 300 f4 fl?



Feb 06, 2015 at 01:52 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


Here is a thread on photonet with some test stuff I did, including some NEFs to download.





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Feb 06, 2015 at 03:03 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


I think, in this new lens af speed is faster than old 300/4. Not as fast as 300/2.8vr, but very good. Have to shoot more backlit.




Feb 06, 2015 at 03:23 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


The bokeh actually looks really good, have you noticed any issues with the PF elements? Great shots, thanks for sharing!


Feb 06, 2015 at 03:40 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


nikol wrote:
I think, in this new lens af speed is faster than old 300/4. Not as fast as 300/2.8vr, but very good. Have to shoot more backlit.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7367/16271003699_f1c26bfaff_b.jpg


The pictures look very good. Nice background isolation. Have you done any landscape or objects at infinity or far distance? How is the lens wide open and what about the corners vs the center? Any issues with flare? What do
you think about the IQ in comparison with the old 300 / 4.0?

I could pick up my 300 4.0 PF on monday and would be happy to get some feedback before. To invest 2000,- is
not cheap and it would be great if you could leave some general comments helping to qualify the lens.

I still have and try to keep the 70-200 2.8 VRII and the 70-200 4.0 VRIII but one lens has to go if I will take the
300 4.0 PF.

Thank you in advance

Stefan



Feb 06, 2015 at 07:43 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


Great samples guys, keep em coming! As expected, bokeh doesn't seem to be an issue at all based on what we have to go on so far.


Feb 06, 2015 at 08:10 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


Here are a few from this morning. Really like this lens. Love the how the colors are rendered. Found I did not have to do as much sharpening as normal.

Shot with D800 all at f/4, no flash

No. 3 is 100% of a little 3" Rufous Hummingbird about 25-30' up in a tree.



Birdie




1.

  NIKON D800    300mm    f/4.0    1/500s    1800 ISO    +0.3 EV  






2. About 20' away cropped about 60%

  NIKON D800    300mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    220 ISO    -0.3 EV  






3. About 25-30' away

  NIKON D800    300mm    f/4.0    1/500s    200 ISO    -0.3 EV  






4. 100% crop. Little 3

  NIKON D800    300mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    400 ISO    +0.3 EV  






5. Had to have the cat shot. Background is dark screen , sun shinning in

  NIKON D800    300mm    f/4.0    1/200s    4000 ISO    0.0 EV  



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


how about some shots where you "try to break it"? i.e. into flare, etc. where the PF might cause issues...


Feb 06, 2015 at 08:58 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


So far, this lens looks good!


Feb 07, 2015 at 12:38 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


wow!! Birdie, you must love the lense it is so light!! Must be a pain to use the 500 f4 afterwards!!


Feb 07, 2015 at 01:10 AM
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Feb 07, 2015 at 08:43 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


Nice shot Niko!! It seems pretty sharp alright!! Nice isolation



Feb 07, 2015 at 05:01 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


Nice looking examples all around...seems like it's going to be a nice addition...but I think your cat is planning your demise...just remember I'm still looking for that 500 F4


Feb 07, 2015 at 09:15 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


Focusing is really impressive with this lens. Reminds me of the 300/2.8 I use to shoot with.

DGR_7215 by [email protected], on Flickr

DGR_7303 by [email protected], on Flickr

Both these shots are back-lit.



Feb 07, 2015 at 10:40 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


Dan - are the Pelis from today ? Missed meeting you today as I could not make it


Feb 07, 2015 at 11:15 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


I'm very impressed with the VR and the IQ so far in my limited time with the lens so far.
Glenn

D7000 with the 1.4III TC.



Feb 07, 2015 at 11:22 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Image Thread


sritri wrote:
Dan - are the Pelis from today ? Missed meeting you today as I could not make it


Yes, lot of Pelicans today. With it being so warm the eagles weren't very active.



Feb 07, 2015 at 11:43 PM
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