AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED II

Key Features

  • High optical performance even with a teleconverter attached
  • ED glass elements for high-resolution and high-contrast images
  • M/A mode for quick switching between autofocus and manual focus operation
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements
  • Focuses down to 2.3m (2.2m in MF)


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
11 elements in 8 groups (3 ED glass elements)
Picture angle
8°10' [5°20' with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Closest focusing distance
2.3m in AF mode (2.2m in MF mode)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/6.4 in AF mode (1/6.1 in MF mode)
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from the camera's lens-mount flange)
124×268.5 mm
Supplied accessories
Slip-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Slip-on Lens Hood HK-26, Semi-soft Case CL-L1, Gelatin filter holder, 52mm screw-in NC filter, Strap LN-1
  • Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

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