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    AF-P vs AF-S

    How much better is a AF-S with VR than a AF-P both 70-300 both 4.5-6.3 used on a D7200. Is the AF-S worth $50.00 will I notice much difference in results at say 250 to 300


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    Re: AF-P vs AF-S

    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog34 View Post
    How much better is a AF-S with VR than a AF-P both 70-300 both 4.5-6.3 used on a D7200. Is the AF-S worth $50.00 will I notice much difference in results at say 250 to 300
    Nikon does seem to have an ongoing love affair with the 70-300mm with, what, five such models? More to the point you may see a difference between these lenses but not, specifically, because of the focus motor used. How each of these lens will perform at the long-end on your particular DX body is worthy of researching. The stepper-motor used on AF-P lenses is, generally speaking, pretty snappy and very, very quiet. This is completely independent of the overall image quality of the lens itself however.
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    Re: AF-P vs AF-S

    There is an AF-P with and without VR. You probably don't want the one without VR. If you get the AF-P with VR it is my understanding that the VR can't be turned off on the D7200. So you may want to opt for the AF-S VR.


    Clarification: This is for the AF-P DX
    Last edited by Needa; 12-29-2018 at 12:05 AM. Reason: Clarification

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    Re: AF-P vs AF-S

    Quote Originally Posted by Needa View Post
    There is an AF-P with and without VR. You probably don't want the one without VR. If you get the AF-P with VR it is my understanding that the VR can't be turned off on the D7200. So you may want to opt for the AF-S VR.
    I never could fathom why they did that. Has anyone compared the images taken with the AF-P VR on a tripod?

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    Re: AF-P vs AF-S

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    I never could fathom why they did that. Has anyone compared the images taken with the AF-P VR on a tripod?
    One can only guess. On the newer bodies an external switch would be redundant as it can be turned off in the menu. I haven't read anything. The FX model can always be purchased it supposedly has a 3 position VR switch, Off, On and Sport.

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    Re: AF-P vs AF-S

    So as I understand the answers the only difference between the Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR and the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR is that the VR cannot be turned off on the lens on the P model?

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    Re: AF-P vs AF-S

    Here are some links that might be helpful.

    This is a review of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E AF-P VR. But half way down the page it list the 5 current 70-300 models.
    Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 AF-P VR | DSLRBodies | Thom Hogan

    Here is a link to another discussion here on 70-300 on the d7200.
    https://nikonites.com/telephoto/4118...tml#post656502

    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog34 View Post
    So as I understand the answers the only difference between the Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR and the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR is that the VR cannot be turned off on the lens on the P model?
    Only with the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G AF-P VR DX version can the VR not be turned off on the d7200. The 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G AF-P DX version has no VR.
    Yes, it is confusing. Hope this was helpful.
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