300mm f 2.8 is back ordered at BH and NIKONUSA, any new model is coming???

niconatalniconatal Posts: 2Member
Does anybody knows if a new 300mm f2.8 is coming?? is back ordered at BH and NIKONUSA

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  • HockeyManHockeyMan Posts: 68Member
    I asked the same question 3 years ago. The Nikon Buying Guide on this website says "wait". I should have just bought it when I had the chance.

    https://forum.nikonrumors.com/discussion/4484/why-does-the-buying-guide-say-wait-for-the-300mm-f-2-8-vrii

    See this post from 2015. If there is a rumor about a new one, it would have been posted on this wegsite.
    D800, 14-24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4G, 85mm f/1.4G, 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II, TC17E II, D300, DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G. Coolpix E5400, some AI lenses from my father.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,363Member
    Rule of thumb for buying lenses, if you need it now buy it. If you don't, maybe wait a while.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • snakebunksnakebunk Posts: 971Member
    There should be a new model coming, but you never know these days because of the rumored new mirrorless mount.

    The current 300/2.8 is of course excellent btw.
  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 206Member
    It has been more than two years since the last post. Yet I just looked at Adorama and it says backordered. Is this lens no longer made? (Obviously a new E version has not come out).
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,363Member
    It’s likely being shipped on a by order basis. Meaning you’ll not get it without placing an order.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,047Member
    I'd be pretty surprised to see an update it this point.
  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 206Member
    A friend of mine rented the 300 f/2.8 G vr ii last week and I took a couple shots with it. WOWWW! I couldn't believe the detail with my D850 when enlarged to actual pixels. My shots of the same subject with my 70-200 f/2.8 E looked blurry in comparison. Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals (whose opinion I trust more than anyone else on the internet) says it is probably the sharpest telephoto prime ever made by anyone. New ones are so pricey (and Nikon refurbished only a few hundred bucks less) but I may get a used one (which is still not "cheap" by most of our standards).
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,303Member
    I was at a photo shoot sponsored by Tamron and a local camera dealer and one of the shooters let me use his 300mm F/2.8 for a few shots. OMG......a really sharp lens. At that time I was shooting a Nikon 70-200mm lens of caged lions. I'll second McFotoFool's comments.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,363Member
    Having rented it for a week a few times I can also testify to how amazing it it. Even with the 1.4x TC mounted it is still one of the sharpest lenses Nikon has ever made. The only thing they could do to make it better is reduce the weight, IMO.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • snakebunksnakebunk Posts: 971Member
    Among bird photographers the Nikon 300/2.8 is the only lens I've regularly seen used with a 2x converter. It is one of the sharp ones. But old and heavy.
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,307Member
    snakebunk said:

    It is one of the sharp ones. But old and heavy.

    Sounds like me. Except for the "sharp" part.

    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
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  • bcmmikebcmmike Posts: 20Member
    snakebunk said:

    It is one of the sharp ones. But old and heavy.

    Sounds like me. Except for the "sharp" part.

    I resemble that remark
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,303Member
    dissent said:

    snakebunk said:

    It is one of the sharp ones. But old and heavy.

    Sounds like me. Except for the "sharp" part.

    :'( :| <3 o:)
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • Capt_SpauldingCapt_Spaulding Posts: 588Member
    dissent said:

    snakebunk said:

    It is one of the sharp ones. But old and heavy.

    Sounds like me. Except for the "sharp" part.

    My wife tells me all the time how sharp I am. She refers to it as prickly, Same thing, right?
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,303Member

    dissent said:

    snakebunk said:

    It is one of the sharp ones. But old and heavy.

    Sounds like me. Except for the "sharp" part.

    My wife tells me all the time how sharp I am. She refers to it as prickly, Same thing, right?
    Oh my.......
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
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