AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Key Features

  • Vibration Reduction (VR) enables sharper pictures while shooting at shutter speeds up to 3.0 stops* slower than would otherwise be possible
    • *Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera.
  • Three focus modes are available - A/M mode is added to conventional M/A and M modes
  • Nano Crystal Coat effectively suppresses ghosting and flare for clear images
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures smooth and quiet AF operation


Focal length


Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

11 elements in 8 groups (with 3 ED glass elements and Nano Crystal Coat)

Picture angle

8°10' (5°20' with Nikon DX format)

Closest focusing distance

2.3 m/7.5 ft. in AF mode; 2.2 m/7.2 ft. in MF mode

Maximum reproduction ratio


No. of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded)

Filter/attachment size


Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)

Approximately 124 x 267.5 mm/4.9 x 10.5 in.


Approximately 2,900 g/6.4 lb.

Supplied accessories

Slip-on Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Lens Hood HK-30, Semi-soft Case CL-L1, Dedicated filter holder, 52mm Screw-on NC Filter, Strap LN-1

MTF Chart

Spatial Frequencies S: Sagittal M: Meridional
10 lines/mm image image
30 lines/mm image image

Lens Construction

  • Aspherical lens elements
  • ED glass elements
  • Super ED glass elements