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

Nikon_300mm
Review Date: Apr 25, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very quick AF, extremely sharp, very good VR
Cons:
Heavy, expensive


Got mine second hand earlier this year. I'm using this lens mostly to photograph wildlife with D300 and on monopod. The VR allows to use even 1/50 hand held with good success rate. Anyway I'm mostly using 1/100 or faster and VR on.

The lens is very, very sharp and I prefer to use it mostly without a TC. Adding TC 1,7 means slight drop in sharpness, but that can be easily handled by turning the aperature (F8-F11) and/or in Lightroom.

Highly recommended!

Here's some recent wildlife photograps taken with D300 and this lens (lens and lens+TC1,7).
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/765162