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 type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 300 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (4.5 stops)
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Maximum aperture F4.0
Minimum aperture F32.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes Rounded
Elements 16
Groups 10
Special elements / coatings 1 ED element 1 phase fresnel element Fluorine coating Nano crystal coating
Minimum focus 1.40 m (55.12″)
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
Weight 755 g (1.66 lb)
Diameter 89 mm (3.5″)
Length 148 mm (5.83″)
Colour Black
Zoom method
Power zoom
Zoom lock
Filter thread 77 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code HB-73
Tripod collar Yes