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Old 03-15-2007, 02:11 PM
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Nikkor AFS 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR

I noticed that a few members here have this lens.

Anyone care to comment on how it performs compared to the old AFD 80-200mm f/2.8 IF-ED?
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:11 PM
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It's a great lens, I love it. Light weight, sharp and the VR is fantastic, will post some review and sample pics soon.

Of course it doesn't have constant f/2.8 aperture, so can be a problem when shooting sport or low light moving objects.

But for portraiture with telephoto compression, the bokeh is lovely at f/4.5 already and the patters and very pleasing, the f/2.8 would be marginally sharper too.

For birds, animals and general shootings it's a really good lens for the weight and price (less than RM2k).
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:34 PM
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I thought that it'd make a good alternative to the heavy f/2.8 lenses....

Short of a AFS 70-200mm f/2.8 VR, this seems to be the one to go for!
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:05 PM
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Would love to see the pix & try out this lens. Any TT coming?
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:06 PM
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DP will arrange one soon, I can bring this one along.

Will compile a review soon, just trying to collect a variety of shots first as I haven't had the lens that long.

So far have some portrait, motorsports and birds.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:09 PM
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Gojira I got one 75-150mm f3.5 for sale, small and sharp, and with very good bokeh like 70-200vr.. RM 350.00,..
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:35 PM
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Err...I already have a 80-200mm f/2.8...
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Old 04-03-2007, 05:31 PM
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i thought you sold off already... sorry..
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:26 PM
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Try this:

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...0_28/index.htm

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...56vr/index.htm

looks very good at 70 and 200 mm comparable to the 80-200 at f5.6 in terms of sharpness but no 2.8 though, that's two stops btw. What do intend to use it for?
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:45 AM
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My 75-150 and sample pic..Taken with R50mmF2@f2...

75150.jpg

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