Nikon 75-150mm e series or the 70-210 f4-5.6D?

Started Aug 22, 2019 | Questions thread
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Re: Nikon 75-150mm e series or the 70-210 f4-5.6D?

wolfiiii wrote:

I have a nikon D810 and im already using the 50mm 1.4D and the 85mm 1.8D. Im really really happy with the quality these "old" gems bring so i thought of testing one of the best lenses like the 75-150mm f3.5 E series. But apparently it seems a higher resolution sensor like 36mp would just cut short the IQ of a lens like this? I dont mind stopping down one stop from the widest but two or three stops... no. I tried finding online articles about this lens on a modern sensor but failed and most people said don't.

I can get the 70-210 f4-5.6D version. What do you think about it? Im looking for sharp subjects and creamy bokeh in my pictures.

Thanks in advance

Stop listening to this type of nonsense (emphasized above). SYSTEM resolution is IMPROVED by ALL improvements. So any given lens will provide BETTER, not "worse" in any respect, results on a 36MP body as opposed to a 24MP body or a 12MP body, etc..

As to the general quality of Nikon lenses, you might check these resources for the "reviews" for consideration:

(many have lens MTF graphs)

Basically lenses that performed well on film will be even better on digital, don't let the "not good enough for 36MP" mavens deter you.

I would note that if you're looking for "creamy bokeh," older lenses might be more of a challenge, since the "rounded" aperture blades didn't become de rigueur until much more recently. YMMV.

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