Broke down and got a new 70-300 fx

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I gave in to my desire for the updated 70-300mm for my d750 when it's too much to carry the 80-400mm. It was delivered late this afternoon, and I ran out and snapped a duck visiting my front yard:

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I really like the size and weight. I still have to try it on the d7200.

One question: the manual that came with the lens said the VR should be turned off when turning off the camera or removing the lens. I've never done that. Is this something you guys do?
 
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Congrats on the new glass.
Turning off the VR is something I always do--when I remember it, which is just about never! :D
Thanks Nick!
I’ve got one that I use on my Z6 and D500’s. Really great lens that is pretty affordable.
It’s a comfortable lens, and psychologically I feel better with this than my 80-400 if the conditions outside are questionable!
 
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I relate the 70-300 VR to the nifty fifty (50 f/1.8D), its the best value (dollar wise) for excellent quality shots for its focal length...
I gotta start reading the instructions as I never knew about turning off the VR when removing the lens.
But I do turn off the camera when removing a lens & have been doing this for years with no problems... :whistle:
 
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Mr Muscovy, cool duck nice pic
My wife uses the 70-300vr. Is that what you got ? Or is it the newer one ?
I would guess / hope that it's the new AF-P (that's the one I picked up).

I'm really impressed with how fast and quiet the AF-P focusing motors are. It's basically just as fast as my 70-200 VR II. The VR works very well too. From testing it on my D500, I'd put it at 4-5 stops of effectiveness.
 
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I relate the 70-300 VR to the nifty fifty (50 f/1.8D), its the best value (dollar wise) for excellent quality shots for its focal length...
I gotta start reading the instructions as I never knew about turning off the VR when removing the lens.
But I do turn off the camera when removing a lens & have been doing this for years with no problems... :whistle:
:) This is definitely one of those purchases to feel good about (just tell that to my husband!). Every so often I change a lens and realize the camera is still on. Fortunately not that often, but I do have a moment of panic!
Mr Muscovy, cool duck nice pic
My wife uses the 70-300vr. Is that what you got ? Or is it the newer one ?
This is the newer one, Randy. I still have the older one...not sure what to do with it. My husband feeds ducks every morning across the street by our canal. Now they come looking for him!
I would guess / hope that it's the new AF-P (that's the one I picked up).
I'm really impressed with how fast and quiet the AF-P focusing motors are. It's basically just as fast as my 70-200 VR II. The VR works very well too. From testing it on my D500, I'd put it at 4-5 stops of effectiveness.
This is good to know, Ian. Between this new lens and mu 80-400, I'm a happy old broad!
 
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I may be different, but I do read the instructional material that is included with lenses, cameras, appliances, but I don't remember reading anywhere about turning the VR off when you remove the lens from the camera. I'd probably forget to turn it on again!:oops:
 
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