Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    near Cambridge, England
    Posts
    8

    Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

    Apart from my Welcome post, this is my first so please be patient!

    Does anyone have experience of this lens? I am new to using a DSLR, have a D5000 and the 18-55mm "kit" lens and am looking for another lens that I can use at airshows, amongst other occasions. From reading around, this seems to be a better bet than either the 50-200mm or 50-300mm - not least because it is possible to overide the autofocus.

    Any opinions will be gratefully received.

    Many thanks.

  2. #2
    Moderator Dave Humphries's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Windsor, Berks, UK
    Posts
    16,059
    Real Name
    Dave Humphries :)

    Re: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

    HI Ivor,

    I have the 70-300mm lens (on a D5000) and would recommend it.

    Obviously something longer can be useful at times, but price and weight both jump by 2 or 3 times if you try for that

    Here's one from last year;

    Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens
    Nikon D5000 + Nikon 70-300mm VR: at 300mm, 1/500s, f/11, iso200 (29079)
    F11 and click image to see at 1200px 720px to see it sharper.

    Welcome to the CiC forums from ....

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    near Cambridge, England
    Posts
    8

    Re: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

    Thanks for the reply. I will be so pleased if I can eventually produce pictures like this one! The 70-300mm lens looks increasingly tempting.
    Last edited by Ivor; 14th April 2011 at 04:57 PM. Reason: added sentence

  4. #4
    Black Pearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Whitburn, Sunderland
    Posts
    2,208
    Real Name
    Robin

    Re: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

    Its a fantastic lens I use it on my D300s and the D200 before it.

    Light enough to carry everywhere, the VR unit is awesome and its very versatile:

    Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

    Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

    Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

  5. #5
    Clactonian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    The Essex Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    1,155
    Real Name
    Mike Bareham

    Re: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

    Wouldn't be without it. Used either on my D70 or D2Xs it produces beautiful images (subject to my own limitations!)

    Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

  6. #6
    Black Pearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Whitburn, Sunderland
    Posts
    2,208
    Real Name
    Robin

    Re: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

    Snap:

    Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

  7. #7
    Moderator Dave Humphries's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Windsor, Berks, UK
    Posts
    16,059
    Real Name
    Dave Humphries :)

    Re: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens

    I forgot to mention that mine is on the camera 80% of the time since I got it

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •