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Jan 10, 2019 14:42:47   #
MrT
 
Is anyone using this lens? I probably should have asked before buying it last weekend but I am very impressed with it so far. I'm looking to get a 70-200 in place of my current 70-300. What are your thoughts? Thank you for your comments.

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Jan 10, 2019 15:05:40   #
rdubreuil
 
MrT wrote:
Is anyone using this lens? I probably should have asked before buying it last weekend but I am very impressed with it so far. I'm looking to get a 70-200 in place of my current 70-300. What are your thoughts? Thank you for your comments.


I have that lens also, it's a very good lens, maybe not the fastest focusing as telephotos go these days but, plenty sharp.


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Jan 10, 2019 15:20:46   #
MrT
 
Thank you.
rdubreuil wrote:
I have that lens also, it's a very good lens, maybe not the fastest focusing as telephotos go these days but, plenty sharp.

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Jan 10, 2019 15:55:54   #
pesfls
 
I have the 300 f4 and am very pleased with it. I tend to leave a Nikon 1.4 tc on it most of the time, especially for bird shots. I also have the 70/300 and don’t care for it. You will like the newer 70/200 much better. If you want to save $ an alternative would be the old 20/200 AFs f2.8. It’s a very nice piece of glass if you can find one in great condition. Good luck.

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Jan 10, 2019 17:08:27   #
wingclui44
 
MrT wrote:
Is anyone using this lens? I probably should have asked before buying it last weekend but I am very impressed with it so far. I'm looking to get a 70-200 in place of my current 70-300. What are your thoughts? Thank you for your comments.


Are you talking about the Nikon 300mm f4.0 AF ED FX? There is another old one called Nikon 300mm f4.0 ED AFs-D IF FX which I have, is very sharp, even used with 1.4X converter.

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Jan 10, 2019 17:23:45   #
pesfls
 
For clarification; the lens I have and refered to is labled: Nikon ED, AF-S 300mm 1:4 D. This is an FX lens, not DX

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Jan 10, 2019 17:31:28   #
MrT
 
Which TC do you use on it. I have seen the TC14B listed but it is manual focus.
pesfls wrote:
I have the 300 f4 and am very pleased with it. I tend to leave a Nikon 1.4 tc on it most of the time, especially for bird shots. I also have the 70/300 and don’t care for it. You will like the newer 70/200 much better. If you want to save $ an alternative would be the old 20/200 AFs f2.8. It’s a very nice piece of glass if you can find one in great condition. Good luck.

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Jan 10, 2019 17:37:28   #
MrT
 
Yes. I got the AF(not AF-s) version. It was manufactured from 1987 to 2000. It was a steal at $325. It is very clean and sharp. I hope to get more time with it this weekend. It seems to have more contrast than the 70-300 at 300.

wingclui44 wrote:
Are you talking about the Nikon 300mm f4.0 AF ED FX? There is another old one called Nikon 300mm f4.0 ED AFs-D IF FX which I have, is very sharp, even used with 1.4X converter.

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Jan 10, 2019 18:20:21   #
pesfls
 
MrT wrote:
Which TC do you use on it. I have seen the TC14B listed but it is manual focus.


Nikon TC14 II. Works a charm

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Jan 10, 2019 18:22:55   #
pesfls
 
pesfls wrote:
Nikon TC14 II. Works a charm


Oops tc14E. Its autofocus.

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Jan 11, 2019 04:44:52   #
rdubreuil
 
pesfls wrote:
I have the 300 f4 and am very pleased with it. I tend to leave a Nikon 1.4 tc on it most of the time, especially for bird shots. I also have the 70/300 and don’t care for it. You will like the newer 70/200 much better. If you want to save $ an alternative would be the old 20/200 AFs f2.8. It’s a very nice piece of glass if you can find one in great condition. Good luck.


Typo, 80-200 f2.8

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Jan 11, 2019 06:41:06   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
MrT wrote:
Is anyone using this lens? I probably should have asked before buying it last weekend but I am very impressed with it so far. I'm looking to get a 70-200 in place of my current 70-300. What are your thoughts? Thank you for your comments.

This lens is one I carry along with my 200-500 mm. Very sharp, very light, they repeated the formula on this lens when they made the new 500 5.6 mm. Yet another winner from the minds at Nikon.

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Jan 11, 2019 06:52:20   #
Fotomacher
 
MrT wrote:
Is anyone using this lens? I probably should have asked before buying it last weekend but I am very impressed with it so far. I'm looking to get a 70-200 in place of my current 70-300. What are your thoughts? Thank you for your comments.


I am using the AFS Nikkor 300mm f/4 as well as the Nikkor AFS 70-200mm f/2.8F VRII and am very please with the results. I use the 300 most often with a TC17EII and the IQ is excellent.

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Jan 11, 2019 08:17:22   #
Screamin Scott
 
Yes, I have it and love it. I also have and love the AF 180mm F2.8 D EDIF. If you want something like the 70-200 but a bit less money, you can't go wrong with the AF 80-200 F2.8 D ED. I'd stay away from the AFS version as Nikon can't repair the AFS motor anymore.
MrT wrote:
Thank you.

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Jan 11, 2019 08:48:46   #
Traveller_Jeff
 
MrT wrote:
Is anyone using this lens? I probably should have asked before buying it last weekend but I am very impressed with it so far. I'm looking to get a 70-200 in place of my current 70-300. What are your thoughts? Thank you for your comments.


What is your everyday lens? The Af-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1/3.5-5.6 GII ED lens has been mine for years. Its wide-angle flexibility has been extremely useful when the need arises. For special occasions I put on my 10-20mm for excellent ultra-wide angle shots, and the Tamron 150-600mm for nature (especially birds in flight) images. I did purchase the 70-300mm Nikon for medium telephoto shots, but since purchasing the Tamron, it scarcely sees the light of day.

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