NEW Nikkor 70-300 f4.5-5.6 FX

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Palouse, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. rick_reno


    Dec 3, 2012
    N Idaho
    WOW, I've never thought of my D800 as being old, but this lens won't work with it.
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  2. I am very disappointed that they are making lenses that aren't compatible with many recent bodies. I have a D300 (old, I know) and a D800 (not really that old) and this lens would have been a great addition to my bag. Sure, I can get the older one, but it sure would have been nice to get the latest and greatest.
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  3. Well the AFP is supposed to get you into a new camera body - guess I will stick with getting one of the "older" AF-S models.
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  4. Randy


    May 11, 2006
    The last thing we need is another 300mm
    Who uses 300s, not wildlife shooters not sports shooters, we need a 400/4 fp
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  5. Rodney - I couldn't agree with you more. It's not even fully compatible with their flagship D5. I might have 1 or 2 more body upgrades left in me and Nikon better make their new bodies so I can use my current lenses or they will lose me as a customer! This also puts a damper on the possibility that I will buy any new AF-S lenses for my D810/D800 until I see where Nikon is headed.
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  6. Max Power

    Max Power

    Jan 11, 2009
    St Paul, MN
    Someone on DPR contacted Nikon for the lowdown on incompatibility, which has also been confirmed by Rockwell (sorry). I will post the list from DPR:

    "1) All functions can be used without limitations or the need for FW update´╝Ü
    D500, D7500, D5600, D3400

    2) All functions can be used when FW is updated to the latest version:
    D5, D750, D610, D600, D5500, D5300, D3300

    3) The following cameras can be used with some limitations regardless of firmware update: D4, D4S, D3, D3X, D3S, D810, D810A, D800, D800E, Df, D700, D300, D300S, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5200

    Note [about the limitations]: If the standby timer is allowed to expire, the focus position will change when the timer is restarted. Refocus before shooting. Longer standby times are recommended in situations in which you may not release the shutter immediately after focusing.

    4) The following cameras are not compatible:
    D2 series, D1 series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70 series, D60, D50,
    D40 series, D5100, D5000, D3200, D3100, D3000, and film SLR cameras"

    Not as crippled as people are assuming.
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  7. Standby timer?? Umm what the heck is that?
  8. Sounds like it will work with the D5 with newest firmware. And other bodies as well. Good news.
  9. Max Power

    Max Power

    Jan 11, 2009
    St Paul, MN
  10. Thanks for that. I guess it could be annoying, but I don't consider that small limitation a deal breaker. I use half press shutter to focus anyway, so I would rarely have an issue. You can always change to manual focus after reacquiring focus if you don't want to have to refocus.
  11. Sheesh, Nikon should of gone fully electronic years ago regarding the aperture lever. Now it's biting them in the butt and I find it a bit disappointing that these new AF-P lenses aren't fully compatible with a quite a few camera bodies.
  12. burdicda


    Aug 25, 2017
    Melbourne, Fl
    Danny W. Burdick
  13. Yup, old is good. And my feet are just fine Danny!
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