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ColinM

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SOLD - 300mm F4 AFS for sale
« on: August 05, 2019, 22:36:43 »
I have a copy of the "previous" model of 300mm F4 lens for sale. It includes the Kirk replacement foot for extra stability over the standard Nikon one, plus the padded carry bag. If I can find the Nikon box, I'll include that too.

It has developed the classic AFS squeak. As a result it still takes excellent images of still subjects, but following focus on moving objects isn't reliable.

I appreciate this reduces it's value, but it could still be used:
- For macros (which come out well with this lens, giving good working distance from the subject)
- Other LiveView work
- If appropriate, for spare components in lens repair.

I see they go on eBay for up to £190. I'd accept £180 for it (plus carriage & any insurance that you want).
I'll post photos in the next day or so, but it's in good condition with no damage and normal wear & tear.

I'd prefer to sell to a fellow NG member.

Here's an example of results with a static subject
(famous world cup player Jonny Wilkinson)


Another subject with plenty of time to set focus
This time used along with the TC14



Finally I've added some shots taken today using Autofocus. With the AF squeak, some days AF is fine, others it isn't.
It was really windy in the garden so the last two have some subject movement.
The Fuscia was taken with the straight 300mm. The remainder with 300mm plus TC-14EII
(this is in Good condition and also for sale @£175 if you're interested)
The final shot of the bee was taken hand held

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Re: 300mm F4 AFS for sale
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 13:07:31 »
Hi ColinM I may get it, send me some photos please

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Re: 300mm F4 AFS for sale
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 17:45:50 »
As requested

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Re: 300mm F4 AFS for sale
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 22:40:16 »
Thank you, I just send you a pm

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Re: 300mm F4 AFS for sale
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 11:59:09 »
The image of the front element had some marks on it.
I've done a better job of cleaning it and added the "after" image to show the improvement

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Re: SOLD - 300mm F4 AFS for sale
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 16:44:56 »
After a few days of  waiting I just received the lens!
The lens is as described  an even better , in a very good condition, it works great with my D750 and d7200 and even with kenko 1.4 there is no image degradation
It focuses fast,  I didn’t notice any squeak up to now and because I mostly shoot not fast moving subjects it’s ok for me
Colin thank you very much everything was beyond my expectations!
Nasos