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    Nikkor 300mm F2.8 AF ED

    I would like a fast telephoto prime but I don't know much about them. I am drawn to the 300mm focal length just because it's not overly long but still enough reach to do lots of different photography.
    Does anyone know much about the older versions.
    Since this hobby doesn't pay yet and I'm not deep in the pockets department, I need a sensible alternative to the high dollar super telephoto lenses.
    This will not be my next purchase but I would like to learn about them.

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    Here's a photo of the Nikkor 300mm F2.8 AF ED.
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    I know a bit about the 300's I've owned the VRII and VRI versions and researched them a bit while I was getting them...everything I've read says basically the same thing, the optics on all the 300 2.8 lenses are excellent, I believe some of the early AF versions had pretty slow autofocus which might be a problem with wildlife if that's something you're getting it for. I don't know which specific versions had faster or slower AF so you may want to look into that.
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    Ok, I'd imagine that this lens uses the body's AF. No?
    I wouldn't think it has an internal AF motor.
    I noticed that my 70-300 that I have focuses much faster on my D600 than the D90.
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    yeah it should. different lenses will have different AF speed. for example the 300mm f4 AF has a really slow autofocus, but the 300 f4 AFS has pretty fast AF.
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    Yep.
    I had the 300mm F4 AF and years ago sold it for the NIKKOR AF-S 300mm F/4D EDIF. The silent wave motor (as nikon calls it) in the lens is considerably faster than the old mechanical link from the camera to the lens. But the speed can be different between lenses due to the focusing capabilities of the camera. Old mechanical lenses had different focus speeds between cameras too.
    My F5 could focus a mechanical lens a lot faster than my other SLRs. One reason was the motors in the F5 were a lot bigger (and heavier), and the focusing system was better.
    Nikon D700 / D300
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    NIKKOR 20-35mm F/2.8D EDIF ZOOM, NIKKOR AF-S 24-70 F/2.8G EDIF ZOOM, NIKKOR AF-S 70-200 F/2.8D EDIF VR ZOOM, NIKKOR AF-S 300mm F/4D EDIF
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