Nikon's new 300mm super-telephoto lens
Nikon announced today the newest member of it's lens lineup, the brand new AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR-II, a fast super-telephoto lens perfect for sports, photojournalism, and wildlife photography.
The main headlines for this new lens are the new generation Vibration Reduction (VR) system, that allows for "four or more" stops of stabilization, according to Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe. This means, using the old rule-of-thumb for minimum hand holding shutter speed (1/focal length), you can now shoot at a minimum shutter speed of 1/30 second (or slower!), which is impressive to be able to do with a lens that tips the scales at a bit over 6 lbs.
Also built into this lens is sealed against moisture and dust, allowing it to be taken into about any environment.
Nikon is building it's lens lineup nicely, which means Canon needs to start doing the same, or get left in Nikon's dust.
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