AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED

A light, compact AF-S telephoto lens

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  • SWM
  • ED
  • M/A
  • IF

Key Features

  • High optical performance even with a teleconverter attached
  • ED glass elements for high-resolution and high-contrast images
  • 1.45m closest focusing
  • M/A mode allows rapid switching between autofocus and manual operation
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
10 elements in 6 groups (2 ED glass elements)
Picture angle
8°10' [5°20' with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Closest focusing distance
1.45m / 4.8 ft
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from lens mount)
Appproximately 90 x 222.5 mm/3.5 x 8.8 in.
Approximately 1,440 g/50.8 oz.
Supplied accessories
77mm Snap-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Semi-soft Case CL-M2

MTF Chart

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

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements