Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens on V1?

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Hi all.
I have recently bought a V1 purely so I can have a go at a bit of wildlife photography, with long lenses to get the reach.
The longest lens I have at present is the 80-200mm f2.8 Nikon, so I was thinking of getting a VR zoom for this purpose.
Am I correct in thinking that a DX lens e.g. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens will work fine with full focussing etc?
I know the image circle is not as large as a "full frame" lens, but still, it should be big enough for the V1's sensor?
Thanks for great stuff on this forum, I learn a huge amount on here.
Cheers,
Gary
 
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I use a 70-300 VR with an FT1 on my V1. It works well for me & I recon the 55-300VR would work well too.
 
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Thanks for the response Chuck.
I was initially thinking of the 70-300, as I could also use it on my D700, unlike the 55-300.
Although, the other half of me says the 55-300 is a fair bit smaller/lighter, and that's what made me think of DX lenses, as I am after a portable kit to go hiking with.
My D700 is for portraits and landscape stuff, so I doubt I would need the 70-300 for it.
Decisions, decisions !!
 
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I use the 70-300 also on the V1, its an excellent lens and not too heavy. Its worth the extra to me to also use it on the d700 as I do frequently, having said that if you' ve glass that already fits that role, then I'm sure the dx lens would be more than up to it optically on the V1.
 
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One thing to consider is focus speed. I've read that the 70-300VR is very fast on the V1, while the 55-300 is pretty slow. You may want to try before you buy at a camera store, just to make sure the lens is going to meet your needs.
 
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One thing to consider is focus speed. I've read that the 70-300VR is very fast on the V1, while the 55-300 is pretty slow. You may want to try before you buy at a camera store, just to make sure the lens is going to meet your needs.
Thanks for that, Steve.
I must admit focus speed is something I hadn't properly considered.
As this combo is mainly for me to dabble in wildlife, focus speed is important.
I will try and have a compare in my local camera shop.
Thanks very much,
Gary.
 
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