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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Zoom-Nikkor lens

Anyone ever use this one or one close to it? I know there's no image stabilization but the price looks nice to get some distance shots. My guess is that it's plastic since the price is only $130?
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I have the 70-210mm AF f4-5.6D - Nikkor lens. On a bright sunny day, it takes decent pics. Colors are a bit faded but nothing a little tweaking can't fix. Less than ideal conditions, the lens is almost useless. Eventually I will get a real zoom lens.

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I have the 70-210mm AF f4-5.6D - Nikkor lens. On a bright sunny day, it takes decent pics. Colors are a bit faded but nothing a little tweaking can't fix. Less than ideal conditions, the lens is almost useless. Eventually I will get a real zoom lens.
What do you mean less than ideal? Like if it's a cloudy day, using a bigger zoom, and having to use a slower shutter to get proper exposure and experiencing blur?
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What do you mean less than ideal? Like if it's a cloudy day, using a bigger zoom, and having to use a slower shutter to get proper exposure and experiencing blur?
That is exactly what I am saying. Try taking indoor pics at a game, graduation or concert. Fughet about it!

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That is exactly what I am saying. Try taking indoor pics at a game, graduation or concert. Fughet about it!
I think anything indoor is probably going to call for my 18-70 which at full zoom would be F/4.5. VR would be nice but anything going up to 300mm which is what I'd go for is probably near $600? That amount of money to be a third lens that's only used for track and nature shots primarily? I need to be sold more on it
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18-70 is not enough to do a large graduation ceremony. You can only get so close to your subject. You get what you pay for. Buy what you need and what you can afford.

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