First announced last September, Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 120-300 F2.8E FL ED SR VR will be available from next month. The lens, which weighs in at roughly 3.2 kilos (that’s over 7 lbs), has 4 stops of VR. In addition to ED and fluorite elements, it uses a new ‘short wavelength refracting’ (SR) element to reduce chromatic aberrations. The lens can focus down to 2 meters (6.5 feet) at all focal lengths.
As you’d expect from a high-end lens, the 120-300mm is fully weather-sealed and features Nikon’s Arneo and Nano Crystal coatings. The front element has a fluorine coating to repel water and oil.
The lens has switches for AF/MF, focus distance limiter, VR mode, memory recall/AF-L/AF-On and focus confirmation beep.
No surprise – the 120-300 F2.8E won’t come cheap, with a list price of R 165000-00.
In The Box:
Nikon AF-S 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Lens
Nikon LC-K103 Slip-On Front Lens Cap
Nikon LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
Nikon HK-41 Slip-On Lens Hood
CL-C2 Lens Case
Nikon LN-2 Lens Strap for NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR