Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm and 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens reviews: legendary performers in the range

By Kevin Carter - Friday July 19 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f2.8G ED VR II lens performance | Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f2.8G ED VR lens performance | Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f2.8G ED VR II Versus Competition | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm F2.8G ED VR Versus Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM | Conclusion
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm and 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens reviews: legendary performers in the range

After the publishing the test results on the Nikon 500mm and 600mm f/4 super-telephoto lenses, we’ve now turned our attention to the 300mm and 400mm f/2.8 versions.  Read on to see how well these legendary models perform.

High-speed telephoto lenses like these two are designed to offer the very highest image quality but they’re somewhat pricey and restricted to specialist use. Where once the 300mm was the most popular, the 400mm is, arguably the most flexible in the range (especially when used with tele-converters with the aim of maintaining autofocus) and therefore the most sort after today. Both models share a number of similar features including three ED glass elements, Nano Crystal Coat and an ultrasonic type AF motor. Both models also feature the latest 4-stop VR II spec image stabilization and have prices to match.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f2.8G ED VR II lens performance

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f2.8G ED VR lens performance

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f2.8G ED VR II Versus Competition

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm F2.8G ED VR Versus Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Conclusion