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Can a filter be placed on the front of the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8 ED VRII to protect the front element?

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There is no need. If you look at the optical construction drawing, you will see that the front element is protected by an optically flat glass element that is designed to protect the front optical element. This protective element is relatively inexpensive to replace - at least compared with an optical front element.
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Unfortunately there is no screw or clip mount for filters in front of the front lens. A serious departure, though of course a filter of that diameter would be mucho $. More $ than return and repair that was suggested to me? How about the inconvenience of avoildable damage? Beso's response about the built in filter is incorrect, in that it does not protect the front element.
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Yes, the lens comes with a 52mm filter holder and NC filter and it will also accept a screw on 52 mm filter. You can click on the Accessories tab to see all compatible accessories for this lens.
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will the 2186 product work in my D 100 camera

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Yes
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Yes, full functions.
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Compare optics of Nikon 200-400 f/4 VR2 with Nikon 300 f/2.8 + 1.4 TC, both with approximately 400 mm focal length.

I am currently using a Nikon 80-400 VR lens with a Nikon D7000, and want to upgrade the lens, primarily for bird photography, and want to avoid tripod use. I was advised by a fellow photographer that the 300 mm VR2 with the 1.4 TC will technically surpass the 200-400 VR2 at the 400 (420)mm range, and is easier to carry around and shoot with. I already have the 80-400 VR lens, and want to make a wise upgrade purchase that I will be happy with. Probably 95% or more of my photos are at 400 mm, and all are hand-held.
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Each have there advantages, I use a 200-400 and it is superb, even with a 1.4 and 1.7 tc on it. I dare say the 300 might give you slighlty better image quality but what you gain with that you lose on the flexibilty of having a decent zoom. Either way if you are trying to avoid using a tripod I would have a rethink as both of these you wouldnt want to hand hold for too long unless you are an Arnie type bodybuilder, minimum would be a monopd for either of them.
If possible try and rent both for a week or so see which is going to be most suitable for your needs.
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can this lens be used with any nikon teleconverters?

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Yes. All current Nikon teleconverters are fully compatible with this lens including the TC-14E II, TC-17E II, TC-20E II, and TC-20E III.
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Is the 300mm f/2.8G ED VRII lens compatible with the D200 and D300s bodies?

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Yes to both. 450mm effective field of view. also this lens is compatible with the TC-14,17& 20EII and 20EIII teleconverters.
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Unusual VR clicking sound

I understand that when the VR is active, there is a click on, then very quiet buzzing noise as you hold half way down the shutter button, finally a click off as the VR turns off.

My 300mm f2.8 VRI however, does another louder click whenever I pan the lens too fast and/or sudden movement when the VR is active. This louder click does not seems to effect IQ or VR performance. Is this sound normal?

Thanks
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If panning , are you using tracking focus???
my 70-200 and 105 mm will click on n off if focus is not locked...
Otherwise I would contact "service and Support" in the above main menu bar...
hope this helps
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Is it possible to use a neutral density filter with the drop in filter holder, and if so which type will fit?

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A 52mm screw-in filter can be used in the drop-in filter holder of the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VRII Lens . A 52mm NC screw-in filter is among the supplied accessories for this lens.
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Will the 300mm 2.8 work with the D7000? Thanks.

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Yes, with DX crop your effective field of view will be 450mm
The D7000 has a built in focus motor and will auto focus with all AF, AF-S and AF-I lenses.
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Tripod for my 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens?

Need a starting place to find a tripod for my 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens. Have begun looking at Manfrotto tripods, but haven't been able to narrow the search to find one suitable for this size/weight lens.
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Take a look at the 055 Pro, I use one of these with a Wimberley Gimbal head attached to a D3 with a 200-400 and it has never let me down
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Using TC 20EIII coupled to AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II, lens resolution will be affected and in what grade?

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The TC-20EIII is comptiable with the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens. For more compatibility information please see this article: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Transmission over 400nm to 800nm wavelength

MTF at 60lp/mm
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This is the only MTF chart published by Nikon :
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/singlefocal/Telephoto/af-s_300mmf_28g_ed_vr2/
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