Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the Nikon D200 (converted RAWs via RawShooter Premium 2006).

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 300.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.6 @ 1/3200s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 300.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/2500s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 300.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/350s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 300.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/2500s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 300.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/1000s
Size 2613x3898

Verdict

The Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED is one of the few near-flawless lenses tested so far. The resolution figures are generally excellent and distortions and vignetting are basically negligible. CAs are very well under control. Adding a Nikkor AF-S 1.4x only results in a moderate decrease in resolution (about one school mark). The mechanical quality of the Nikkor is exceptionally high and it was a joy to use this lens in the field. Highly recommended!

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