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Old 19-01-2008, 18:31   #1 (permalink)
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Is it too good to be true??

Ive been hunting around for a decent zoom for my Nikon D40X. I found a lens on Onestop Digital's website. Its the Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G Lens. Its priced at 69.99 but, even with only being F/4-5.6 and no VR its sounds a little too good to be true. Can anyone tell me what its like, and also if it will fit onto a D40X.
Any help will be apreiciated, thank you.
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Old 19-01-2008, 19:28   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Is it too good to be true??

Rumour has it that it's not the sharpest lens in the camera bag, and as it doesn't have an internal focus motor, it will NOT autofocus on the D40 or D40X.

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Old 19-01-2008, 19:33   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Is it too good to be true??

See http://www.pixalo.com/community/gene...hat-20996.html

... and scroll down to VinnyP's post #9. That gives a list of the lenses that work with the D40 and D40X. As Alan says, the 70-300 G isn't one of them, so I'm afraid it is too good to be true.
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Old 19-01-2008, 20:04   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Is it too good to be true??

yep won't work with a d40(x) - i've tried it - and anyway, it's ****e.
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Old 19-01-2008, 20:05   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Is it too good to be true??

also that lens is really not considered good at all. The website is great though, so I'd still use them when you find a lens that fits.
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Old 19-01-2008, 21:23   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Is it too good to be true??

With a long lens like 300mm you really need VR to get decent pic's.
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thanks all
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Re: Is it too good to be true??

charlotte? Dunno about that... I've gt plenty of good shots at 300mm without vr...
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charlotte? Dunno about that... I've gt plenty of good shots at 300mm without vr...
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lol Charlotte, but I suppose it's a fair point
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With a long lens like 300mm you really need VR to get decent pic's.
Or a fast shutter speed, or shoot using a tripod/monopod or better still...all three
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Or a fast shutter speed, or shoot using a tripod/monopod or better still...all three
Some say if you use both VR and tripod, your shot will be ruined by the vibration of the VR
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Some say if you use both VR and tripod, your shot will be ruined by the vibration of the VR

And , what Charlotte says is true,switch off VR when tripod mounted.
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Some say if you use both VR and tripod, your shot will be ruined by the vibration of the VR
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