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  1. #11
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    Re: Telephoto Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kuykendall View Post
    This is what I found in research when I bought mine.


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    When I bought mine, I couldn't find much info on Nikonites about this lens so this video played a big part in my decision. And like @hrstrat57 mentioned, the lens can be a bit soft at 300mm so I tend to keep it at 280mm or less.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Telephoto Upgrade

    Are the earlier made 70-300's as good as the ones being sold now? Paul
    Camera -D7100------ Lenses- Nikkor 35mm F/1.8G, Nikkor 70-300mm F/4-5-5.6G ED VR, Tokina 12-28 F/4 and Nikkor 16-85 VR.

  3. #13
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    Re: Telephoto Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    Are the earlier made 70-300's as good as the ones being sold now? Paul
    Hopefully someone who has some experience with that lens will chime in.

    On another note, after searching for a refurbished 70-300mm VR, it looks like Nikon has pulled them. After going to Nikon's site, it says the page is no longer available. I did find this refurbished model listed at B&H. Cameta doesn't have any in stock and neither does Adorama.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...om_NIKKOR.html
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  4. #14
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    Re: Telephoto Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Hopefully someone who has some experience with that lens will chime in.

    On another note, after searching for a refurbished 70-300mm VR, it looks like Nikon has pulled them. After going to Nikon's site, it says the page is no longer available. I did find this refurbished model listed at B&H. Cameta doesn't have any in stock and neither does Adorama.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...om_NIKKOR.html

    I checked Cameras for Sale | Buy a Digital Camera from Cameta Camera and they are "Out of Stock" on it too.

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  5. #15
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    Re: Telephoto Upgrade

    Someone posted a link on here a few months ago ( Nikon Rumours maybe ? ) there is a new model in the pipeline.

    Edit- just checked Nikon Rumours, it seems the new one will be DX lens.
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  6. #16
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    Re: Telephoto Upgrade

    I suppose there must be variation between samples regarding sharpness as I also owned the 70-300 vrii for a few years and although I considered it a good light lens I never really found it to be lacking in sharpness esp if stopped down a little, even at 300mm,,,,,,,,,like all consumer tele-zooms it is the luck of the draw.

    Quote Originally Posted by hrstrat57 View Post
    Ha ha love Moose and that video in particular....

    My 70-300 AF-S VR is very good up to about 275 mm after that she disappoints a bit.....which is why she is usually in the closet loosing camera time to my Nikkor 80-200 f 2.8 AF ED which is magnificent. My 55-200 AF-S VR kit lens is super lightweight and a stellar copy so it bumps the 70-300 for walkaround ease.

    If I pick up a Nikkor 300 f4 VR as planned then it goes in the sale bin....

    So I say it is a good but not fantastic lens.....a lot will depend on the price. Mine was tossed in as a kit with the D700 I bought on C/L with 200 clicks....it had not been a lens I was considering.

  7. #17
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    Re: Telephoto Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Hopefully someone who has some experience with that lens will chime in.

    On another note, after searching for a refurbished 70-300mm VR, it looks like Nikon has pulled them. After going to Nikon's site, it says the page is no longer available. I did find this refurbished model listed at B&H. Cameta doesn't have any in stock and neither does Adorama.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...om_NIKKOR.html
    Damn. :/ Guess I'll have to get a refurbished one. Oh well, I've done it before and my used 18-105mm walkaround lens works like new.

  8. #18
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    Re: Telephoto Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironwood View Post
    Someone posted a link on here a few months ago ( Nikon Rumours maybe ? ) there is a new model in the pipeline.

    Edit- just checked Nikon Rumours, it seems the new one will be DX lens.
    That one is a f6.3 lens. I hope the old one (VR model) sticks around for a while.





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