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Quick Look at the New Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR at CES 2015


Two days ago Nikon introduced 3 new products – the D5500 entry level DSLR, a new AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II telephoto zoom kit lens and a completely remade AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens which is the subject of the above short video by the guys at What Digital Camera from the U.K..

So here is a quick recap of what we already told you about the new lens on our previous post two days ago:

The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is a lens that many Nikon users have been waiting for for a long long time. It brings image stabilization as well as a compactly new design and much (much) lighter weight. This lens is actually so light it is half the weight of it’s predecessor – this was done by using diffractive optics (DO) or what Nikon calls  Phase Fresnel (or PF for short) and this is the first Nikon lens to use it in this technology. It does come at a high price – the lens cost just under $2000 (way more than the older version).

  • Focal length 300mm f/4 aperture (9 blades).
  • Lens construction – 16 elements in 10 groups including one ED glass element, one PF (Phase Fresnel) lens element, and lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat or fluorine coat
  • Image stabilizer – up to 4.5 stops.
  • length – 147mm and a min focus distance of 1.4 meters.
  • Macro magnification ratio: 1:4.1.
  • Filter size: 77mm.
  • Price: $2000 (available for pre-order).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.

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