Nikon V2 with 70-300 mm f4.5 5.6 CX or FX (with FT1)

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Sollie3
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Nikon V2 with 70-300 mm f4.5 5.6 CX or FX (with FT1)
1 month ago

Which lens is to be preferred? The one with the CX vatting or the FX vatting plus adapter?

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Sonyshine
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Re: Nikon V2 with 70-300 mm f4.5 5.6 CX or FX (with FT1)
In reply to Sollie3, 1 month ago

The CX lens is very highly rated and gives you more focal points. It is more expensive. The FX lens on the FT1 is still a nice combination.

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Tord S Eriksson
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Re: Nikon V2 with 70-300 mm f4.5 5.6 CX or FX (with FT1)
In reply to Sonyshine, 1 month ago

Sonyshine wrote:

The CX lens is very highly rated and gives you more focal points. It is more expensive. The FX lens on the FT1 is still a nice combination.

We (the wife and I) had both, but after a lot of shooting side by side I decided to sell the old 70-300, to invest in the CX version.

Ultimately, it is sharper in its long end, and there is a dramatic difference in weight! In the short end I am not totally convinced the difference is much to talk about, but from 200 onwards, my, my!

Focusing with the CX can sometimes take some time (use AF-C and Limiter ON!), so it isn't perfect, but its IQ is!

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Brandon birder
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Re: Nikon V2 with 70-300 mm f4.5 5.6 CX or FX (with FT1)
In reply to Sollie3, 1 month ago

I have both and the CX lens is sharper, lighter and has better VR. It makes the V3 for bird imaging.

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