Focal length 300 mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Minimum aperture f/32
Lens construction 16 elements in 10 groups [including one ED glass element, one PF (Phase Fresnel) lens element, and lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat or fluorine coat]
Angle of view 8°10' (5°20' with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance 1.4 m/4.60 ft from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.24x
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Filter-attachment size 77 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Diameter x length
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approximately 89 x 147.5 mm/3.5 x 5.8 in
Weight Approximately 755 g/1.7 lb
Supplied accessories 77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-73, Lens Case CL-M3
Compatible accessories 77 mm screw-on filters, Tripod Collar Ring RT-1, AF-S Teleconverters TC-14E III/ TC-17E II*/TC-20E III*

* Autofocus is available only with single-servo AF (AF-S) and then only when the lens is mounted on a camera that supports f/8.

MTF Chart

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

How to read the MTF chart

Lens Construction

  • ED glass element
  • PF lens element

F mount Lenses

Zoom

Wide Zoom

Normal Zoom

Telephoto Zoom

Prime

Wide

Normal

Telephoto

Special-Purpose

Micro

Fisheye

PC, PC-E

Teleconverters

Manual-focus

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