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In Praise of the Nikkor 75-300


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#1 justshootit

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 04:59 AM

This is the second or third Nikkor I ever bought, and it is probably one of the least discussed. It's also a REALLY good lens and can be had for between $150 and $250 used. I was out shooting with it earlier this year, and got the following images along with the associated crops. Sharpness and color are great. Bokeh is not as good as 70-200/2.8, but not bad, not $1700, and not as heavy. And, unlike the older 80-200/2.8 lenses, it has an integral tripod mount.

Tile Roof, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA -- 300mm at f/5.6 (wide open), 1/800th sec, ISO 200, D70
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Detail of Above
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Park Bench, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA -- 150mm at f/5.6, 1/1600th sec, ISO 400, D70
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Detail of above
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Bokeh rendering
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The lens itself -- funny little story here about this shot.
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Edited by justshootit, 29 December 2007 - 06:07 AM.

Lots of film gear, D1x & D70, probably more lenses than I really need.

Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do.

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#2 Neil Rothschild

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 09:46 AM

I bought one of those many years ago, new, for my N8008. I recently gave it to my son as a birthday gift. It's a very fine lens.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:57 PM

Thanks for the info...image quality and details are spot on.


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