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Nikon announces Silent Wave 300mm f4  
Monday, August 28, 2000 | by
Nikon today announced the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED, a lighter, less-costly alternative to a 300mm f2.8 that should offer similar autofocus speed and image quality.

Major features of the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4 include:

  • An approximate focal length of 465mm when attached to a Nikon D1; 480mm when attached to a DCS 620 or DCS 620x.

  • A minimum aperture of f/32.

  • Silent Wave autofocus design.

  • Close focus distance of 4.8 feet for tight, tight portraits.

  • 77mm filter size.

  • Weight of about 3 pounds.

  • Built-in retractable hood.

  • Detachable tripod-mounting collar.

  • Compatible with the TC-14E 1.4x teleconverter.

  • Available in black or light grey.

The US list price is US$1540, with shipping to commence at the beginning of October. Nikon made a flurry of other announcements today, including new consumer zoom lenses, the availability of several pro lenses in light grey and the Coolpix 880 digital camera.

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