Official 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 annoucement

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
ol hippie
ol hippie New Member • Posts: 6
Re: Pre-ordered - Saves $1200+

iamthenewguy wrote:

Aspenz wrote:

jjoyce wrote:

Ordered this am, ecstatic they actually released this lens. I have been waiting (& saving) for this lens, I guess I missed the Nano coating in the rumors!

I am looking at this lens as a replacement for the 80-400 FX - so I am saving more that $1200 and about 1/3ish the size. It will be interesting to see how this lens does against the 17,000 800 5.6. I never have seen a MTF chart like the 70-300 at 20/60, cannot wait to test this one out.

I camp/backpack a lot so the size is a big factor for me.

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Yeah 810mm in such a small package! Probably with very fast autofocus too since it's native! I've to say the mtf charts look very good and the sample photos too. Preordered as well.

I'm so jealous of you guys! I can't pre-order but hopefully I can pick this up in 2015. I checked out the sample images on the Nikon Japan website and they look spectacular. I can't wait to see some photos from you guys.

I preordered this morning. Based on  N1 size and weight, with the 810mm reach it will be a great birding and, I think travel lens. It completes the set of lenses that I will need.

Weight about 1/2 of 70-300 lens without the FT1. Approx 7 times less weight that the 800mm

Length is same type of reduction. see the Japanese website for a visual.

Will let everyone know my results just as soon as I get my hands on it. Hurry up April 17th.

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