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Nikon 300mm f4.5 Nikkor ED AI - Lens

Nikon 300mm f4.5 Nikkor ED AI - Lens

Manual focus telephoto lens made for F-mount SLRs by Nikon starting in 1977. Has bunny ear metering prongs and AI ridge, so will meter properly on all manual Nikon SLRs but won't work with advanced program modes of later cameras. Has a built-in lens hood and tripod collar. Metal body available in black.

  • Nikon 300mm f4.5 Nikkor*ED (6 elements, 5 groups)
  • Minimum focus distance: 2.5m
  • Aperture blades: 7
  • Size: 191 x 81 mm
  • Weight: 1018g
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Nikon F

Nikon introduced their first SLR, the Nikon F, in 1959. Alongside it they unveiled a series of lenses and a new lens mount that would carry them to professional success for the next decades. To this day, all Nikon DSLRs use the Nikon F mount.

In the beginning, Nikon lenses communicated aperture information to the body using a metal coupling fork, affectionately known as "bunny ears". Soon after, Nikon began using a similar system that automatically told the camera the maximum aperture of the lens. This Automatic Indexing (AI) system stuck around for decades in lenses and is still found on Nikon's high-end professional DSLRs even though new lenses communicate this information electronically.

With only minor compatibility issues (don't use a pre-AI lens on AI bodies or modern digital cameras), Nikon F lenses and bodies are pretty much interchangeable.

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Nikon 300mm f4.5 Nikkor ED AI - Lens Availability & Price History
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31 Aug 2023 T49798 € 99,00 Nikon 300mm f4.5 Nikkor ED AI - Lens Image