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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

Detail of Above


Park Bench, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA -- 150mm at f/5.6, 1/1600th sec, ISO 400, D70

Detail of above

Bokeh rendering

The lens itself -- funny little story here about this shot.

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Edited by justshootit, 29 December 2007 - 06:07 AM.

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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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