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  • Dave, Your anecdotes are both scary & encouraging.  I've had mixed results from local Nikon & Sigma repair facilities, and from independent shops. You're lucky to know some trustworthy repair ...
  • Hi Tord, Nice shots! I'm hoping the replacement 70-300 CX will be sharp throughout, as the majority of them seem to be, according to folks on this forum.
  • Thanks, Sonyshine / Nikonshine. I figured that the loose VR component couldn't have been caused by improper mounting / unmounting, otherwise all such lenses would ultimately "break" in this manner. ...
  • Created discussion thread 70-300 CX Issues
    I'd appreciate any comments on the following: I took my 70-300 CX to Nikon service a few weeks ago due to poor resolution on the left 10% of the frame (decentering) between about 70 & 120mm at ...
  • Marumi polarizers, like B+W, have received high marks for optics & construction. I used a Marumi DHG polarizer for a while & liked it, but found that its coatings were easily scratched.  I don't ...
  • I have not yet tested the High-Transmission version.  Some folks claim that it has a reduced polarizing effect, while others say it is as effective as the non-HT version. Hopefully, some HT owners ...
  • I would recommend a B+W MRC circular polarizer.  They are optically & mechanically excellent, easy to clean, & highly scratch-resistant.  The Nano-coated "XS-Pro"  version is claimed to be the ...
  • My fave is Vernazza.  You can get great shots from the harbour area, from the 15th-century lookout tower, from the trail-bend vista about 10 minutes towards Corniglia, and the trail vista about 10 ...
  • Hi Davis, Over the years, I've tested multiple copies of the Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Nikon 12-24 & 10-24, and Tamron 11-16.  The one I've settled on for travel is the Sigma 10-20/4-5.6 because of its ...
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