Lensrentals tears down the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens


Lensrentals just published their teardown of the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens. Here is their conclusion:

“First, like every law, Roger’s Law that Zooms Are Never as Good as Primes has at least one very expensive exception. At one of its focal lengths. This zoom is ‘prime good’ at 300mm.

Second, we learned that the Nikkor AF-S 120-300mm f/2.8 lens is spectacularly good optically, particularly at the long end, which is probably the most important place to be spectacularly good optically.

Third, we learned that Nikon F lenses, at least at this point in time, are not incorporating the new electrical and mechanical designs of the Z lenses. This probably matters to Nikon F shooters not at all since this is the same technology their other lenses use. It matters a bit to us, who will work on them. At no time during this teardown were the words “Elegant Engineering” ever spoken.”

LensRental published also several optical test comparisons:

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 vs Nikon 120-300mm f/2.8 at 300mm

Nikkor 120-300mm at 300mm vs Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 ED VR II

Check out the full article at LensRental.

Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens pre-order links: Adorama | B&H | Amazon | WEX | Park Camera | Calumet | Camera Canada.


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