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farwest
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nikon 300mm 2.8


I use a Nikon 300mm 2.8 for football, track and baseball. My trusty 300 started having focusing issues so I sent it in and they say it needs a new circuit board and motor. No noise in motor by the way. Anyway it doesn't matter because they don't have a motor or circuit board. I checked with 3 other repair shops and they don't have parts either. The lens focuses sometimes and if it doesn't a point it down at about 10 to 20 yards and it will acquire focus and work at longer distances. This lens is a non VR.

So the question is do I buy a new or refurbished 300 vr or wait to see it Nikon is going to come out with a new model of the 300.



Apr 28, 2023 at 09:53 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon 300mm 2.8


That's a bummer, your lens is probably approaching 20 years old... Not all of Nikon's technology lasts forever for certain. I have owned two, currently I have the G VR-I, I picked up used for $1300 about 2 years ago, it's an amazing lens and even sharper than the 300MM F2.8D I had before.

News of any new 300 F2.8 lens from Nikon, even in Z mount is a long ways off. If my lens failed (it's out of support as of 12/31/22) I would get a lightly used VRII or the 100-300 F2.8 ED FL. Nikon currently makes a new in F mount is the AFS 100-300mm F2.8 G ED FL, anything else you could find would be refurb or new-old stock lenses at like Paul's, B&H, Adorama, etc.

Good luck on your lens journey.



Apr 29, 2023 at 09:01 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon 300mm 2.8


Thank you for you thoughts. I will probably by a refurbished 300mm VRll from nikon. I have loved the lens.


Apr 30, 2023 at 09:52 PM
 


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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon 300mm 2.8


I have a 300 VR1 that I donít use anymore that I could part with..


May 01, 2023 at 07:49 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nikon 300mm 2.8


Before you invest, you might consider renting the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 Sports DG APO OS HSM Lens for Nikon.

Everyone I know who has used that lens swears by it -- and it's a fraction if the cost of the Nikon. Moreso if used. And of course, you have the zoom flexibility at 2.8 but the same range.

What I don't know is if it will Z compatible. All of my newer Sigma lenses are but it would be worth checking.



May 03, 2023 at 08:24 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nikon 300mm 2.8


I agree with a comment above


May 09, 2023 at 11:31 PM







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