Nikon announces worlds lightest fixed focal length telephoto lens with a focal length of 300mm
Nikon today announced the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, a fixed focal length telephoto lens compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is a fixed focal length telephoto lens with a focal length of 300mm and a maximum aperture of f/4. As the first NIKKOR lens for which a PF (Phase Fresnel) lens element has been adopted, the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR not only weighs approximately 545 g less than the previous fixed focal length telephoto lens, but it is approximately 75 mm shorter in total length (from camera lens mount flange) and its maximum diameter is approximately 1 mm smaller.
This significant decrease in size makes it the world’s lightest lens of its type. In addition, it offers a vibration reduction (VR) function that exhibits camera shake compensation equal to a 4.5-stop increase in shutter speed. The lens is also equipped with a SPORT VR mode, which enables effective photography of athletes and other subjects that are moving rapidly and unpredictably. This makes the lens highly portable and easy to handle with hand-held shooting, despite the fact that it is a fixed focal length telephoto lens.