In the market for a new 300mm lens? Maybe you could be tempted by the new lightweight Nikon 300mm f4E PF ED VR Lens, brought to you by Jared Polin from CES 2015.
Last week Nikon announced the 300mm F4 VR PF lens and I got my hands on it at CES 2015. When Nikon told me that this lens was 1.5 pounds lighter than the older 300 I was like how is that possible. But when I held onto it at CES 2015 I was blown away with the lack of size and weight it had. Nikon says this is possible due to it’s Phase Fresnel optics that allow for a much small and lighter lens system. This lens is just that, smaller and lighter. It’s not exactly lighter in the pocketbook though clocking in at $2,000 but it does have 4.5 stops of VR stability. Who is this lens for? Well if you want to travel light and cary a big stick, aka a long lens, this is for you. The lens is almost the same size as the Nikon 24-70 2.8 but weights less. If you need light weight and long glass with great stability this one will be for you.