Nikon has announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, this new 300mm f/4 lens is 30% shorter and 1.5 lbs lighter than its predecessor, thanks to the use of a Phase Fresnel design. It boasts four and a half stops in image stabilization.
According to trusted source via NR, the next generation of AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens will finally be announced soon, as soon as CES 2015. The new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4 FL VR Lens will have nano and fluorine coating, and the weight of this lens will be very light. Nikon has already filed at least two different patents for a 300mm f/4 lens in past several years.
According to image above, on February 11, 2014, Nikon will have an announcement for new products. Nikon is expected to announce several new products: Nikon D4S, Nikon 1 V3, new NIKKOR lenses, new COOLPIX cameras and more.
Nikon is planning to update a new telephoto prime lens in late this year. Rumors from NR said, a new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4G VR lens will be announced soon, to replace the current AF-S NIKKOR f/4D ED-IF lens.