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

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

Pros: Very quick AF, extremely sharp, very good VR
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).