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Nikkor AF 70 - 300mm 1:4-5,6 G

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Francis, May 14, 2005.

  1. Francis

    Francis

    56
    May 7, 2005
    Belgium
    This lens was included with my Nikon D70, but I'm not very happy with it.
    I can spend about €500 ( $640 ) for another one.....any suggestions please?
     
  2. CraigH.

    CraigH.

    354
    Feb 1, 2005
    Northen NJ
    you could get a used 300 f4 D. very sharp. try ebay.
     
  3. immage

    immage Guest

    or the 80-200 nikkor
    same optics as the 70-200 vr

    about 800 euro for that lens
     
  4. I had a 70-300 AF-D for a while, then traded it in for an 80-200 AF D. Now I have the 70-200 VR and recomend it. It is a very sharp lens, however, rather big and heavy.

    Bill
     
  5. .

    Great suggestion, Bill. I have the same budget as Francis, so if you'll let me know where I can find a 70-200VR for $640, I'll pick it up today.
     
  6. ckdamascus

    ckdamascus

    928
    May 14, 2005
    New Jersey
    Not the same optics, the 70-200 f/2.8 VR is quite a bit sharper than the best of the 80-200mm f/2.8 lens.

    Whether or not it is worth the price difference to the person buying is another story.
     
  7. I have the 70-300G as well

    I don't love it, but will use it until I decide what to replace it with.

    I just learned about the Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM in another post on this forum yesterday. How do you think this compares with the 80-200D? They are roughly the same price. Is one clearly the best with the D70? How does it compare in size and weight? I am a small person and am concerned with carrying around a big lens.

    Love to hear feedback from those with experience with these two lenses.
     
  8. Francis

    Francis

    56
    May 7, 2005
    Belgium
    I found a used Nikkor 80-400 for $1050, gonna pick it up today :) 
     
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