Nikon has introduced the AF-S Nikkor 300 mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, which the company says is the world’s lightest 300 mm full-frame fixed focal length AF lens. Nikon says the new lens is nearly 30 percent shorter and 1.5 lbs. lighter than its predecessor.
The lens utilizes Phase Fresnel optical technology to help correct chromatic aberration and reduce the overall size and weight of the lens. It features four and a half stops of VR image stabilization, 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.
The AF-S Nikkor 300 mm f/4E PF ED VR lens will be available at the end of January for an MSRP of $2,199.95.