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Jan 12, 2021 11:16:17   #
RonMos Loc: South Carolina
 
I have a Nikon D5300 and have been looking for a telephoto lens, Found this on market place and was wondering, knowing if I make this intire purchase, would the lens be compatable and worth the purchase.

The camera Body is a D90 which is now retired, but when I googled it was quite a expensive body. So I quess what I am asking in the round about way is, Does this look like a good deal. They are asking 200.00.


Nikon D90 camera with (1) 18-105 mm lens f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikon Zoom Lenslt ; (1) 59 mm lens; (1) 300 mm lens; (1) TT560 Speedlite external flash; (1) carrying case; cleaning kit; pelican memory cardholder. Battery and charger. Price is firm. The lens is a GEd VR lens too, a higher more costly one too to help with the reduction of vibration.

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Jan 12, 2021 11:24:00   #
ELNikkor
 
Looks like just the lenses are well worth the $200. The D90 would be like a bonus body, which is heavier than the D5300, but still a great camera. The lenses are definitely compatible. IF you've got the $200, go for it!

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Jan 12, 2021 11:35:24   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
You have a industry-standard 24MP camera in your D5300. If interested in the 18-105 VR lens, you can buy them used from KEH for less than $100, that includes a return policy and limited warranty. No amount of money will "sweeten the deal" for a 12MP camera from 2008. The Neewer TT560 is a 3rd party flash. Buy a new one if you want an external speedlight flash. They're used for less than $50, presenting their relative cheapness.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:09:28   #
Drip Dry McFleye
 
Even though I still have a seldom used D90 and 18-105 and I think it's a great outfit, I have to go 100% with CHG CANON's math. 24 MP is an unquestioned advantage in some circumstances.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:12:52   #
User ID
 
The listing is poorly worded and quite lacking if info. Personally it would not have intrigued me enough to bring it before the forum. It’s the sort of thing that I just ignore.

The ad itself depicts a seller I wouldn’t care to deal with. Not any problem of honesty, just not having it all together, photographically and otherwise.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:25:32   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
I focused on the 18-105 VR lens, one I've used and found very useful for a DX camera. If our OP was more interest in the assumed 70-300, a better play is to find used copy of the final AF-S FX version. A firmware update can be applied to the D5300 to allow use of the newest AF-P version of the 70-300 (either the AF-P FX or DX versions).

New: Nikon 70-300mm VR AF-P f/4.5-6.3 DX ED (a DX lens)

Old: Nikon 70-300mm VR AF-S f/4.5-5.6 (a FX lens)

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Jan 13, 2021 08:53:25   #
Bayou
 
RonMos wrote:
... 59 mm lens; (1) 300 mm lens...


You haven't said what these lenses are, but do know that the Nikkor "D" type lenses (if indeed they are D type) will NOT autofocus on any of the Nikon 5000 series cameras, while they will on the D90. I'm guessing the 59mm is a typo, more likely a 50mm? I don't think I've ever heard of a 59mm prime.

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Jan 13, 2021 09:34:10   #
RWR Loc: La Mesa, CA
 
Bayou wrote:
You haven't said what these lenses are, but do know that the Nikkor "D" type lenses (if indeed they are D type) will NOT autofocus on any of the Nikon 5000 series cameras, while they will on the D90. I'm guessing the 59mm is a typo, more likely a 50mm? I don't think I've ever heard of a 59mm prime.

There are a number of Nikkors with the D designation that WILL autofocus with the OP’s camera.

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Jan 13, 2021 09:52:45   #
Bayou
 
RWR wrote:
There are a number of Nikkors with the D designation that WILL autofocus with the OP’s camera.


https://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/compatibility-lens.htm#dslr

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Jan 13, 2021 13:51:13   #
Drbobcameraguy Loc: Eaton Ohio
 
User ID wrote:
The listing is poorly worded and quite lacking if info. Personally it would not have intrigued me enough to bring it before the forum. It’s the sort of thing that I just ignore.

The ad itself depicts a seller I wouldn’t care to deal with. Not any problem of honesty, just not having it all together, photographically and otherwise.


I agree with you. I look at it as a possible scam. Just my opinion

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Jan 13, 2021 14:41:58   #
RichKenn Loc: Merritt Island, FL
 
Go for the 18-105 mm lens. It is great. But, shop around for a better price.

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Jan 13, 2021 17:17:00   #
User ID
 
RWR wrote:
There are a number of Nikkors with the D designation that WILL autofocus with the OP’s camera.


Exactly true. Very exact and limited.

But none of the so-called “D type” oldies would work, nor would any of the nearly identical “pre-D” AF lenses.

One reasonable approach is to just avoid lenses with f/stop rings ... and pay no mind to what sellers name their lenses.

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Jan 13, 2021 21:23:30   #
chrisg-optical Loc: New York, NY
 
RonMos wrote:
I have a Nikon D5300 and have been looking for a telephoto lens, Found this on market place and was wondering, knowing if I make this intire purchase, would the lens be compatable and worth the purchase.

The camera Body is a D90 which is now retired, but when I googled it was quite a expensive body. So I quess what I am asking in the round about way is, Does this look like a good deal. They are asking 200.00.


Nikon D90 camera with (1) 18-105 mm lens f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikon Zoom Lenslt ; (1) 59 mm lens; (1) 300 mm lens; (1) TT560 Speedlite external flash; (1) carrying case; cleaning kit; pelican memory cardholder. Battery and charger. Price is firm. The lens is a GEd VR lens too, a higher more costly one too to help with the reduction of vibration.
I have a Nikon D5300 and have been looking for a t... (show quote)


Seems like a good deal just for the lenses depending on condition. Which brand and model for the 300mm lens there are many variations just for Nikon. Check for lens fungus and return policy. If the 300mm is the older "screw drive" lens with no built in motor won't work with the D5300 for AF. D90 would be a bonus back up body.

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Jan 14, 2021 01:47:33   #
GrandmaG Loc: Flat Rock, MI
 
RonMos wrote:
I have a Nikon D5300 and have been looking for a telephoto lens, Found this on market place and was wondering, knowing if I make this intire purchase, would the lens be compatable and worth the purchase.

The camera Body is a D90 which is now retired, but when I googled it was quite a expensive body. So I quess what I am asking in the round about way is, Does this look like a good deal. They are asking 200.00.


Nikon D90 camera with (1) 18-105 mm lens f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikon Zoom Lenslt ; (1) 59 mm lens; (1) 300 mm lens; (1) TT560 Speedlite external flash; (1) carrying case; cleaning kit; pelican memory cardholder. Battery and charger. Price is firm. The lens is a GEd VR lens too, a higher more costly one too to help with the reduction of vibration.
I have a Nikon D5300 and have been looking for a t... (show quote)


I agree with the others. Stay away from this deal.

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Jan 14, 2021 03:52:37   #
Leitz Loc: Solms
 
User ID wrote:
But none of the so-called “D type” oldies would work ...

Wrong. Any AF-I or AF-S Nikkor will autofocus on the OP's camera, whether or not the lens has a "D" designation.

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