Nikon 70-300mm longer range than 28-300mm?

Started Sep 5, 2016 | Questions thread
AlanWatson Regular Member • Posts: 160
Re: Nikon 70-300mm longer range than 28-300mm?

Agreed. And I think you can see this in the lens's specs: If you look them up in DPR's lenses section the 70-300 is listed as having a maximum magnification of x0.25 (1:4) at a minimal focal distance of 1.5m. The 28-300 shows a maximum magnification of x0.32 (1:3) but with a minimal focal distance of 0.5m. The only way that a 3 times shorter minimal focus distance can give only 25% greater magnification is if the focal length is considerably shorter when focussing close..

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