Hey Guys, today I’m back with what is a well overdue review of the Nikon 300mm 2.8 VR II!
I’ve had this lens for 8 years now, a true faithful friend.
The lens has been with me all over the place as a pro wildlife photographer, helping me make thousands of images I love, and deliver professional assignments and jobs.
Investing in a supertele a a huge step in your wildlife photography journey and for myself the 300 2.8 was always the lens for me. The fast aperture, incredible AF speed and combination of flexibility with teleconverters plus a compact form factor for travelling ticked all my boxes, and today I thought I’d share some thoughts and images.
With the price now often below £2500 and even as low as £1800 the 300mm 2.8 VR I and VR II offer an incredible option for the budget conscious wildlife photographer. Far surpassing the consumer zoom options that can retail for not much less, the 300mm 2.8 is a class apart in terms of the professional quality, performance and optics.
If you are looking at getting one, often in the UK Wex have some great second hand deals, offering a 12 month warrantee on purchases and great service. I use and work with Wex ( I give regular lectures and workshops for them) so know they are a great company and team.
If you do buy it helps me out with a small cut whilst ensuring you’ll get a great deal and reliable product.
This ones a steal!
Nikon 300mm 2.8 VR I : http://tidd.ly/5b1988ac
As always guys if you have any questions be it about the 300mm 2.8 VR II or anything wildlife photography related be sure to drop it in the comments and I’ll get back to you!
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In my bag : (UK affiliate links help me fund the channel and cost you nothing)
Lowepro Whistler 450 AW II – (travelled flawlessly on all my flights with ALL the gear below inside!)
Nikon Monarch HG 8×30’s – Simply love these. http://tidd.ly/3df767bb
Nikon D850 + Grip + D5 batteries http://tidd.ly/5e9ce68e
Nikon D5 http://tidd.ly/4fb4af7b
Nikon Z6 and 24-70S – (All video for the channel now shot on this – love this little camera!) http://tidd.ly/18f827ed
Nikon 300mm 2.8 VR II (My all time favourite lens) http://tidd.ly/c3774d0f
Nikon 70-200 FL http://tidd.ly/50423b68
Nikon 35mm 1.4 G http://tidd.ly/74102f76
Nikon 20mm 1.8G http://tidd.ly/792d72d0
Nikon 1.4 TC http://tidd.ly/51bb49a8
Nikon 2.0 TC http://tidd.ly/6d38e4fe
Nikon SB-700 http://tidd.ly/40a57f1a
Spare D5 battery http://tidd.ly/3c45d8ba
Gitzo Mini Traveller http://tidd.ly/eda4b0c
Petzel Headlamp https://amzn.to/2LX80SW
G-tech external drives https://amzn.to/2Yil63y
Macbook 12″ https://amzn.to/2ZBQ57e
Gitzo Rocket Blower (however i’d get this one) http://tidd.ly/8d6a3ab4
I also carry a trusty Gitzo Tripod and Monopod
Gitzo 2 series mountaineer (will do a video about this soon) http://tidd.ly/56738206
Gitzo monopod http://tidd.ly/bb4c85ec
If you have any Gear questions drop them below as well, I’m always happy to help! Or hit me up on Twitter or Instagram @TomMasonPhoto.