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Old January 12th 05, 04:06 AM
Carlos
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Default Nikon Telephot for D70?

I have a friend who may be interested in selling his 70-300 lens. I have
seen photos from it, (not Bad). I think he paid under $150.00 for it.

Carlos
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Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for an affordable telephoto or telephoto
zoom for Nikon. I would like a good quality lens, but it does not have to
be of the quality of a 80-200 VR f2.8.

Just something I can acquire for $500 or less and will give me good
snapshots of my kid playing pee-wee soccer from the other side of the
field.
And maybe an occasional picture of a bird.

I have a Nikon D70 with the 18-70 AFS-IF kit lens.

suggestions?

Thanks,
Paul H.





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Old January 12th 05, 10:52 AM
Tom Scales
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Then that's probably the G, not D lens. If you're going for a 70-300, spend
the extra money for the D. I love mine.

Tom
"Carlos" wrote in message
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I have a friend who may be interested in selling his 70-300 lens. I have
seen photos from it, (not Bad). I think he paid under $150.00 for it.

Carlos
"hotchkisstrio" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for an affordable telephoto or telephoto
zoom for Nikon. I would like a good quality lens, but it does not have
to
be of the quality of a 80-200 VR f2.8.

Just something I can acquire for $500 or less and will give me good
snapshots of my kid playing pee-wee soccer from the other side of the
field.
And maybe an occasional picture of a bird.

I have a Nikon D70 with the 18-70 AFS-IF kit lens.

suggestions?

Thanks,
Paul H.







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Old January 12th 05, 04:04 PM
Larry R Harrison Jr
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Personally, I don't see why everyone thinks the ED version is head &
shoulders above the "G" version. They sure look a lot alike to me in
construction etc; the only real difference seems to be that the D is more
retro, able to be used with older bodies. That one single ED element
wouldn't seem to matter so much.

LRH

"hotchkisstrio" wrote in message
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Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for an affordable telephoto or telephoto
zoom for Nikon. I would like a good quality lens, but it does not have to
be of the quality of a 80-200 VR f2.8.

Just something I can acquire for $500 or less and will give me good
snapshots of my kid playing pee-wee soccer from the other side of the
field.
And maybe an occasional picture of a bird.

I have a Nikon D70 with the 18-70 AFS-IF kit lens.

suggestions?

Thanks,
Paul H.





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Old January 12th 05, 04:04 PM
Larry R Harrison Jr
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Personally, I don't see why everyone thinks the ED version is head &
shoulders above the "G" version. They sure look a lot alike to me in
construction etc; the only real difference seems to be that the D is more
retro, able to be used with older bodies. That one single ED element
wouldn't seem to matter so much.

LRH

"hotchkisstrio" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for an affordable telephoto or telephoto
zoom for Nikon. I would like a good quality lens, but it does not have to
be of the quality of a 80-200 VR f2.8.

Just something I can acquire for $500 or less and will give me good
snapshots of my kid playing pee-wee soccer from the other side of the
field.
And maybe an occasional picture of a bird.

I have a Nikon D70 with the 18-70 AFS-IF kit lens.

suggestions?

Thanks,
Paul H.





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Old January 12th 05, 04:24 PM
Tom Scales
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Read every test.
Shoot them side by side.

You'll see
"Larry R Harrison Jr" wrote in message
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Personally, I don't see why everyone thinks the ED version is head &
shoulders above the "G" version. They sure look a lot alike to me in
construction etc; the only real difference seems to be that the D is more
retro, able to be used with older bodies. That one single ED element
wouldn't seem to matter so much.

LRH

"hotchkisstrio" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for an affordable telephoto or telephoto
zoom for Nikon. I would like a good quality lens, but it does not have
to
be of the quality of a 80-200 VR f2.8.

Just something I can acquire for $500 or less and will give me good
snapshots of my kid playing pee-wee soccer from the other side of the
field.
And maybe an occasional picture of a bird.

I have a Nikon D70 with the 18-70 AFS-IF kit lens.

suggestions?

Thanks,
Paul H.







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Old January 12th 05, 06:55 PM
Patrick Markovic
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On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:52:30 -0800, hotchkisstrio wrote:

Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for an affordable telephoto or telephoto
zoom for Nikon. I would like a good quality lens, but it does not have to
be of the quality of a 80-200 VR f2.8.

Just something I can acquire for $500 or less and will give me good
snapshots of my kid playing pee-wee soccer from the other side of the field.
And maybe an occasional picture of a bird.

I have a Nikon D70 with the 18-70 AFS-IF kit lens.

suggestions?

Thanks,
Paul H.


You might look at the Tamron AF Aspherical XR Di which is a 28-300 zoom.
The list price is $399 and they had a $20 rebate, not sure how long that is
available. I just acquired one and its great.
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Old January 12th 05, 08:32 PM
paul
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hotchkisstrio wrote:

Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for an affordable telephoto or telephoto
zoom for Nikon. I would like a good quality lens, but it does not have to
be of the quality of a 80-200 VR f2.8.

Just something I can acquire for $500 or less and will give me good
snapshots of my kid playing pee-wee soccer from the other side of the field.
And maybe an occasional picture of a bird.

I have a Nikon D70 with the 18-70 AFS-IF kit lens.



I got the 28-200 f/3.5-5.6 & I guess it's not the sharpest but it's
quite small & light & only about $350 new. You can get the non-VR 2.8 in
about 80-200 used for cheap with the same glass as the VR but it's big &
heavy. Here's my notes on this question:
http://www.edgehill.net/1/?SC=go.php...sc/photography with links to
reviews that are pretty understandable.
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Old January 13th 05, 09:01 AM
Ken Tough
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Tom Scales wrote:

"Larry R Harrison Jr" wrote
Personally, I don't see why everyone thinks the ED version is head &
shoulders above the "G" version. They sure look a lot alike to me in
construction etc; the only real difference seems to be that the D is more
retro, able to be used with older bodies. That one single ED element
wouldn't seem to matter so much.


Read every test.
Shoot them side by side.


The tests I've read say what Larry said, and say optically there
isn't much diffence.

The 'review of reviews' even pegs the G very slightly higher than
the D/ED, but both are 'average' (around 2.5-3 of 5). The MTF rank
for the ED is 2.4, but the G is unrated.

--
Ken Tough
 




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