AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens Announced, Specs, Features, Price

The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens has been officially announced along with Nikon D5500 at CES 2015. The price for this lens is $1,999,95. And it will be released in early February, 2015.

Thanks to the use of a Phase Fresnel design, the new 300mm f/4 lens is 30% shorter and 1.5 lbs lighter than its predecessor. And it boasts four and a half stops in image stabilization.


Smaller, Lighter, Faster Telephoto
Nikon has also introduced the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, the world’s lightest 300mm full-frame fixed focal length AF lens2, which is nearly 30% shorter and 1.5 lbs. lighter than its predecessor. Extremely easy to handle and built to suit the needs of serious photographers in the field, the new 300mm f/4 lens utilizes Phase Fresnel optical technology to help correct chromatic aberration and reduce the overall size and weight of the lens, making it easy to pack for any assignment. Capable of producing tack-sharp images and beautiful background blur at a distance, Nikon’s newest FX-format lens also features four and a half stops of VR image stabilization3, a VR Sport mode, VR tripod detection as well as several of the latest NIKKOR optical technologies including electromagnetic aperture control, a Silent Wave Motor for quiet AF operation, ED glass for further controlling chromatic aberrations and Nano Crystal Coat for superior image quality.

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

AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Lens Key Features:

  • Perfect for fashion, portraits, nature, wildlife, sports, and more
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides quiet, fast autofocusing with seamless manual override
  • 30% shorter and 1.5lbs shorter than its predecessor due to Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element
  • For greater reach, this lens is compatible with most Nikon Teleconverters
Principal specifications
Lens typePrime lens
Max Format size35mm FF
Focal length300 mm
Image stabilisationYes (4.5 stops)
Lens mountNikon F (FX)
Maximum apertureF4.0
Minimum apertureF32.0
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades9
Aperture notesRounded
Special elements / coatings1 ED element 1 phase fresnel element Fluorine coating Nano crystal coating
Minimum focus1.40 m (55.12″)
Motor typeUltrasonic
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleYes
Weight755 g (1.66 lb)
Diameter89 mm (3.5″)
Length148 mm (5.83″)
Zoom method
Power zoom
Zoom lock
Filter thread77 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeHB-73
Tripod collarYes