NOW SOLD: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Prime Lens

UPDATE: This lens is now sold.

I have decided to sell my awesome 300mm f/2.8 Prime Lens. I’d rather not, but I rarely use this lens and I am planning some upgrades and printing equipment purchases. This lens is widely known as one of the sharpest, fastest focusing sports and wildlife lenses on the market. It also is the “fast” version with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. It is a Full Frame Lens and will therefore work on both Nikon Full Frame (FX) and Crop (DX) camera bodies.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Prime Lens

This is the latest version II model with VR (Vibration Reduction), it retails new at around €7,000 in Portugal or around £5,000 in the UK. It consistently gains top marks in all reviews, a quick Google Search shows this.

It was purchased new in March 2015 in the UK and is a European model, not a Grey Import. Feel free to check with Nikon by matching the serial number (shown on a photo below) of 213696.

As mentioned, it has not been used very often and always stored in a very dry condition with Silica Gel for added protection. There are no marks on the body or any glass and no dust or damp inside. It appears brand new except for some minor paint scratches on the tripod foot where a tripod plate has been attached, this is normal.

I last used this lens a few days ago to photograph Iberian Magpies (photo below) which was the first time in many months. This lens works fantastic with all Nikon’s Teleconverters and I’ve had great success with them including my Princessa Kingfisher shots, these are not included in the sale.

It comes as originally boxed with the following;

• Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Prime Lens
• Nikon CL-L1 Lens Case
• Nikon Rear Lens Cap
• Nikon Front Soft Lens Cap
• Nikon LN-1 Strap – Unused
• Original User Manual
• Original Registration Form (as I registered online)
• Original Box and Packaging

It is also fitted with an Outdoor Gear Neoprene Cover which I have never taken off (except for the photos below).

The price is £3,200 (if in € I will convert at time of sale). These lenses do not come up for sale 2nd hand very often and it is being listed on eBay so suspect it will sell very quickly at this price. I will post to anywhere in Europe at a charge of £15, happy to deliver anywhere in the Algarve for free. If you are in the Algarve, feel free to view and test the lens should you wish.

Please Contact Me for more information.

With Lens cover fitted

Clean and no marks on the glass

Clean and no marks on the glass

Without Lens Cover

Without Lens Cover

Showing Serial Number

Carbon Fibre Lens Hood Reversed

Soft Lens Cap Fitted

CL-L1 Case

Original Box

User Manual & Registration Card

Tripod Foot Scuffs From Usage

Here are some photos that I have shot with this lens

Fitted to a Nikon D810

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Iberian Magpie - Charneco - Cyanopica cooki

Red Squirrel

Fitted to a Nikon D810 and using a Nikon TC-17E II 1.7x Teleconverter

Kingfisher - Guarda-rios

Fitted to a Nikon D7100 and using a Nikon TC-17E II 1.7x Teleconverter

Wren - Jumping in!

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