"Beautiful 300 F/2.8 AFS G ED VR1 Nearly New" Sun 12-May-13 08:20 PM by jshulak
Huntington Woods, US
Original owner of this tack sharp lens. Bought for bird photography and has been in the field twice. The size and weight are incompatible with my arthritis. Its sits in my equipment cabinet. Only minor cosmetic flaw is a minor scratch in the paint less than 1.5 cm along the under side of the lens barrel. I did not even realize it was there until I inspected photos. This lens is in excellent condition overall.
New similar USA version of this lens retails for $5799 at B&H where this was purchased. Current version differs only in VR II vs. VRI. In my opinion, the VR II is hardly any advantage. While you might be able to hand hold for a shot or two, you won't realize the amazing sharpness of this lens w/o a monopod/tripod.
Asking $4250. Includes RRS replacement foot plus all original lens caps, hood, instruction manual. 52 mm drop-in Nikon filter, Nikon field case and orignal Nikon shipping carton. Will ship to contiguous 48 in US and elsewhere with your help. Shipping and insurance at cost to be borne by purchaser. Paypal add 3%. High res. photos available to serious interested parties. Please don't waste your time, or mine. with insulting low ball offers. If you've read this far, you know what an amazing lens this is. Kind of new to forums so email me direct if interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
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