Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens

SKU : NI3004E
Replacement Value : $2596
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Focal Length


Maximum Aperture


Minimum Aperture


Lens Mount

Nikon F

Format Compatibility


Angle of View

8° 10'

Maximum Magnification


Minimum Focus Distance

4.59' / 1.4 m

Optical Design

16 Elements in 10 Groups

Diaphragm Blades

9, Rounded

Focus Type


Image Stabilization


Tripod Collar

Removable and Rotating (Optional)

Filter Size

77 mm (Front)

Dimensions (ø x L)

3.5 x 5.81" / 89 x 147.5 mm


26.6 oz / 755 g


- Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens (NI3004E)
- B+W 77mm Protective Filter (FL-77)
- 77mm Lens Hood (LH-77)
- Lens Front Cap
- Lens Rear Cap
- Lens Pouch (MR-LP)

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Combining long reach and a portable form factor, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR from Nikon is a prime telephoto that features a unique Phase Fresnel element to greatly reduce the size and weight compared to other 300mm lenses.

Phase Fresnel Lens Design
At 5.81" and 1.66 lbs., this 300mm lens is remarkably small and lighter as compared to other options in the same quality range. One Phase Fresnel element and one extra-low dispersion lens element work to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing; improve overall image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity; and help to minimize the overall weight of the lens.

Electromagnetic Aperture
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism is integrated into the lens design to provide greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with faster continuous shooting rates.

Vibration Reduction
Contributing to photographing in fast-paced situations and difficult lighting, VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by 4.5 stops for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, a designated Sport Mode is well-suited for working in fast-paced conditions and a Tripod Mode helps to suppress subtle ground vibrations when working atop a support system.

Silent Wave Autofocus Motor
Benefitting the optical design, the lens features a Silent Wave Motor AF system that affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance to suit both stills shooting and movie recording, and which can instantly be manually overridden by simply turning the focus ring. An internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds. There’s also a focus-limit switch for limiting the focus distance to 3m or further.

A Nano Crystal Coat, along with a Super Integrated Coating, has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting. Fluorine-coated front element repels dust, water, grease, and dirt for easy cleaning and affords protection to the optical system.

Movri Canada, providing the mail-delivery system, is set out to make the gear available at more affordable prices through online rentals.

  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR Telephoto prime is designed for use with FX-format Nikon AF cameras and is also compatible with DX models where it will provide a 450mm equivalent focal length.

  • It is Compatible with AF-S Tele converter TC-14, TC-17, and TC-20 tele converters.

  • This lens is ideal for sports and nature shooters but would also be an exceptional portrait lens if you have the shooting space.

  • This lens incorporates an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism. The following cameras are compatible as of this writing/this lens' release):
    D3 Series and Newer
    D800 Series and Newer
    D700 Series and Newer
    D600 Series and Newer
    D300 Series and Newer
    D7000 Series and Newer
    D3100, 3200, D3300 and Newer
    D5000 Series and Newer

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