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Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1: 4-5.6D (MKII) - an updated version of an earlier model Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1: 4-5.6 (MKI).
Difference between MKII and MKI versions:
- The MKI version is older and was produced from 1987 to 1993, the MKII version was produced from 1993 to 2000. It is noteworthy that MKII lenses from the last lots were made in Thailand, while all MKI were made exclusively in Japan. Both of the lenses I visited were made in Japan.
- MKI is not able to transmit the focus distance to the camera and is'Non-d'lens (this key difference in functionality). This property is important for accurate exposure when shooting with modern flash units that work in TTL auto modes.
- MKI has the usual button for fixing the aperture ring, and on the MKII version there is a special slider. Functionally no big difference.
- The case design is slightly different. On MKI, near the diaphragm ring, you can see screws that are not on the MKII version. Also, MKI has a special slot on the focus ring, which is not in the MKII version.
- The lenses have different enlightenments. Looking at both lenses side-by-side, in the new version the front lens reflects more in green, while in the old version it reflects more in lilac.
- MKII focuses noticeably faster at 70 mm focal length, with 210 mm focusing speed for both lenses is almost the same. Also, it is worth noting that MKII focuses much quieter than MKI, transmission gears from the focus motor may have been redone.
Aperture button and its location:
Notch on the focus ring:
Enlightenment of the front lens (left D-version):
Enlightenment of the rear lens (left D-version):
In general, the MKII image is no different from the first version. Improved enlightenment, however, does not help cope with backlight. You can find all other information on the lens in the review Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1: 4-5.6 (MKI).
All Original Similar Nikon FX Telephoto Lenses
Below is a list of all Nikon Nikkor telephoto lenses without high aperture and with auto focus support:
- Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1: 4, 1986-1987
- Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6, 1987-1993
- Nikon AF Nikkor 75-300mm 1:4.5-5.6, 1989-1998
- Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1:4.5-5.6D, 1991-1999
- Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6D, 1993-2000
- Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 70-180mm 1: 4.5-5.6D ED, 1997-2005
- Nikon AF Nikkor 75-240mm 1:4.5-5.6D, 1999-2000
- Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D ED, 1998-2006
- Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6G, from 2000 to 2014, black or silver
- Nikon AF S Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6G ED VR IF SWM, from 2006 to 2017
- Nikon AF S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF N Nano Crystal Coat, from 2012 to the present day
- Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6E VR ED, from 2017 to the present day
The names of the lenses are indicated according to their spelling on the case.
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