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Nikon 300mm f/4.5 Telephoto AI-S 35mm Primes

5/5 (2 Reviews)


  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length300mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4.5
    Focus TypeManual Focus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Weightoz
    Product ID21369368

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anthony Reiss a Professional

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2009

Strengths:    The same great lens formula of expensive VR and AF lenses but without the AF!
Gun metal finish. There ain't no lenses these days with that!


Weaknesses:    Heavy (what do you expect?)
Will only meter with high end cameras from D200, D300... etc.


Bottom Line:   
The only thing missing from this wonderfully designed lens is the AUTOFOCUS function because it is manual focus. If you want to save 100's of dollars and can live with manual focus, this lens is DA WAN! It will only give exposure readings for D200, D300 and above.... It will be a useless paperweight to D90, D80, D70 and below as it will NOT meter!

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   50 1.4
35 F2
20 2.8


Type of photography:   Fine Art


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bcfoto a Expert

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2008

Strengths:    Light, Sharp, natural colour rendition, good bokeh, handy and well built.
very good wide open, outstanding at f5,6
I had it at a very good price (well used)


Weaknesses:    The diaphragm blades are built behind the lenses so are exposed to dust (always kep the rear cap on!)

Bottom Line:   
Bought as a replacement for my nikkor 300mm f 4,5 AIS non ED, it clearly outperforms its predecessor in every respect. Lighter, better performer at large apertures, better bokeh and resolution, less contrast and better color rendition.
The internal focus makes focusing really faster and easier.
It's really a great lens, i used it on digital with a D40 and on film with my trusty fm2. The photos made with this lens really stand out for colors and sharpness.
I bought this gem well used but the lens is still working fine, only some scratches and dings. I use it mainly handheld because it's so light and handy, but the tripod muount seems very well built and tought.
If you can live without AF, this is THE NIKON 300mm to have.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   newoldcamera milan

Similar Products Used:   Nikkor 300mm f4,5 AIS non-ED, non IF

Type of photography:   Fine Art



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