Nikkor AF-S 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR


Impressive reach. Incredible speed. Absolute versatility.

  • Focal length range 120-300mm
  • Maximum aperture f/2.8
  • Lens body is well-sealed to keep dust and moisture
  • ARNEO Coat
  • VR Image Stabilization 
  • SKU: NI20088

Sixty years after the introduction of the iconic Nikon F Mount, the dependable mainstay of every stunning NIKKOR SLR lens since, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR brings a beautifully bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture to the world of pro telephoto sports photography. A versatile zoom range with highly sought after speed and agility, glorious sharpness and bokeh for stunning fast action and portraiture with dazzling subject isolation.

All-new SR (Short-wavelength Refractive) technology

Chromatic aberration is a common lens anomaly that occurs when varying wavelengths of light fail to collect at the same point, resulting in colour fringing. Specifically, short-wavelength light can be difficult to compensate for. The newly developed SR lens element is a high- and specialized-dispersion glass with breakthrough light-refracting properties that specifically target shorter colour wavelengths like blues and violets for highly precise chromatic aberration compensation.

Prime-rivaling AF performance

AF performance is paramount when photographing athletes and other fast moving subjects at a distance. A newly-enhanced AF servo drive provides optimal autofocus power, resulting in incredibly accurate subject tracking, even for subjects that erratically change speed, for pro dependability shot after shot.

Powerful Vibration Reduction (VR) with SPORT mode

Tack-sharp, action-charged sports shots are easier than ever with a powerful VR image stabilization, optimized for fast action with a SPORT mode option. With VR engaged, image vibration is significantly reduced, equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster. SPORT mode goes a step further, stabilizing subjects that change speed and direction quickly and unpredictably within the viewfinder for accurate shot composition.

Professional, stress-free operability

The AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR adopts controls and operability enhancements commonly found on Nikon's premiere telephoto and super telephoto lenses. The zoom ring, focus function buttons, tripod collar ring and controls are all designed to ensure pro-caliber operability. A Fluorite lens element and magnesium alloy construction contribute to a lightweight, durable lens that covers the focal lengths of multiple lenses for nimble all-day shooting.

Supplied accessories: LC-K103 Slip-On front lens cap - LF-4 rear lens cap - HK-41 slip-on lens hood - CL-C2 lens case - LN-2 lens strap

Image stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Maximum aperture F2.8
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 120–300 mm
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Elements 25
Groups 19
Special elements / coatings ED, fluorite and SR elements + Nano Crystal and Arneo coatings
Minimum focus 2.00 m (78.74″)
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 3250 g (7.17 lb)
Diameter 128 mm (5.04″)
Length 304 mm (11.97″)
Sealing Yes
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Filter thread 112 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Materials Magnesium alloy
Colour Black
Maximum magnification 0.16×
Tripod collar Yes
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Focus distance limiter Yes
CIPA image stabilization rating 4 stop(s)