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Nikon Nikkor AF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6G

Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6G
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 70 - 300 mm
Maximum aperture f/4 - 5.6
Angle of view 34.2 - 8.1 o
Closest focusing distance 1.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.9
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 13 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 62 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 74 x 116.5 mm
Weight 425 g
Additional information Marketed 1998
Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (2)
  1. Michael McGrath
    Michael McGrath 5 February 2014, 18:35
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    IP 89.126.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 69 Euro
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: rotating front.

    Pros: Great Bokeh, 9 rounded aperture blades as against only 7 blades in VR version. F4 at wide end as against only f4.5 for VR version. Has modern coating against ghosting and flaring. Nice size and grip.

    Summary: Great bang for the buck as an extra lens on standby.

  2. deacondavid
    deacondavid 30 December 2010, 07:31
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    IP 71.113.x.x
    Owner since: 6 years
    Price: $150
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Cheap build quality, terrible sharpness at longer end of zoom range (over about 150mm or so), not very sharp at other focal lengths.

    Pros: Cheap, I guess. Discontinued, so people won't buy it by mistake.

    Summary: The first lens from Nikon that has not impressed me, this was a second kit lens for my D70 when I purchased it. This lens has horrible sharpness issues, especially at the longer focal lengths. Avoid this lens.

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