AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II and AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III

December 10, 2009

A fast telephoto lens offering built-in Vibration Reduction (VR II), and the world's first telephoto converter to utilize an aspherical lens element, extending focal length by 2x, both compatible with the FX format

TOKYO — Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of two new lens products, compatible with the FX format. The fast telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens is equipped with vibration reduction (VR II) that reduces the effects of camera shake equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four stops. The AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III, is the world's first teleconverter* to utilize an aspherical lens element.

Nikon's development of the FX-format D3-series and D700 digital-SLR cameras has received tremendous support from professional and advanced amateur photographers. Nikon is expanding NIKKOR lens and accessory lineups by releasing new, high-performance products compatible with the FX format, allowing us to cater to the more advanced demands of users.

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

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

Focal length 300mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/22
Lens construction 11 elements in 8 groups (3 ED glass elements, Nano Crystal Coat)
1 protective glass element
Angle of view 8°10’ (5°20’ with Nikon DX format)
Closest focusing distance Autofocus: 2.3 m
Manual focus: 2.2 m
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Focusing Autofocus utilizing an internal Silent Wave Motor Manual focus possible
Filter/attachment size 52 mm
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount) Approximately 124 (dia.) x 267.5 mm (extension from the camera's lens-mount flange)
Weight Approximately 2,900 g
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

AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III primary features

AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III primary specifications

Reproduction ratio 2X that of the primary lens
Lens construction 7 elements in 5 groups (1 aspherical lens element)
Dimensions Approximately 66 (dia.) X 48 mm (extension from the camera's lens-mount flange)
Weight Approximately 330 g
Supplied accessories Teleconverter Cap BF-3A, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-0715
  • Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.