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Product information Nikon Nikkor ED 2,8/300mm | refurbished incl. 12 months warranty
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The Nikon 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF was a landmark when it was introduced in November 1977, along with Nikon's first automatic-indexing lenses (AI). These new AI lenses, which today still work perfectly on most film and digital Nikons like the newest D300, D3, F100 and F6, were the first to allow mounting on a camera without having to fiddle with the aperture ring to index it to the the meter. (More at AI Lenses.)
The 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF is what put "ED" into photography's lexicon. This ED, or super-low dispersion glass, is what allowed Nikon to create what previously was impossible, which was a fast super telephoto without sharpness-robbing chromatic aberration. Previously, secondary chromatic aberration (green/magenta color fringes on the sides and and halos in the center) would have been too much of a problem with traditional lenses. (More at ED Glass.)
IF, or internal focusing, means that you may focus simply by flicking the focus ring back and forth. The entire lens doesn't have to rack in and out. In fact, nothing moves externally. (More at Internal Focusing.)
Nikon was the first in recent times to use a colored ring to say that a lens was special. The ED lenses of this era used solid gold metal rings (not just foil) to say "look at me, I'm the King of Lenses!" Considering the prices of these lenses, the cost of the solid gold didn't add much to the price. ED actually means the special glass that's used.
Focal Length 300mm.
Used on a DX camera it gives an angle of view similar to what a 453mm lens would give on a 35mm film or FX camera. See also Crop Factor.
Optics, 8 elements in 6 groups, Internal focusing (IF), ED glass.
Diaphragm, Classic 9 straight blades, Stops down to f/22
122mm front screw-in, 39mm rear drop-in with holder above.
Second rear gelatin filter holder included.
Either the gelatin or 39mm holder must be in all the time, otherwise you have a big hole in the lens tube.
Close Focus, 4m from the image plane (the back of the camera), marked.
Infrared Focus Index.
Integrated retractable hood with rubber bumper and lock.