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

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

  1. Francis


    May 7, 2005
    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.


    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.

  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


    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. Terri French

    Terri French

    May 5, 2005
    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


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