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

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Official 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 annoucement

olyflyer wrote:

Cyrille Berger wrote:

Sonyshine wrote:

Its probably still cheaper to buy an FT1 and a 70-300VR AFS lens?

The MSRP is set to a 1000$, so yeah, cheaper to buy a FT1 and FF 70-300.

...but it's larger and heavier, and also lacking full AF support... So there is a price for everything. If the V1 would be my only camera and would not have the FX version together with several other FX lenses I would seriously consider this one.

I wouldn't consider full AF support a particular advantage of the N1 70-300, rather a flaw of the FT-1 adapter & N1 cameras.

The DX 55-300VR is not so much bigger and heavier.

And the real competition is mFT cameras with the Pana 100-300 and Oly 75-300, and also APS-C mirrorless cameras when similar lenses show up (appropriate cropping applied). Because of the incompatibility of flashes, limited compatibility of lenses, and other design issues of the N1 system, Nikon DSLR owners don't seem to show much brand loyalty when they pick smaller mirrorless cameras.

I think at this price this lens makes sense only if it gets close to the Canon 70-300L IQ-wise.

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