Review Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

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Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

The Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D is a nice, old and inexpensive telephoto lens for Nikon full-frame cameras. This is the first xx-300mm lens to use Extra Low Dispersion glass in its optical design, which is indicated by the letters' on the lens barrelED'. Unfortunately, only 1 element is made of the much-praised ED glass. It is also the first xx-300mm telephoto lens to support the transmission of focus distance to the camera.

At one time Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D became a replacement for the old 'monster-like' Nikon AF Nikkor 75-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6 and in the near future he is replaced by Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR ED IF SWM.

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:

  1. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1: 4, 1986-1987
  2. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6, 1987-1993
  3. Nikon AF Nikkor 75-300mm 1:4.5-5.6, 1989-1998
  4. Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1:4.5-5.6D, 1991-1999
  5. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6D, 1993-2000
  6. Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 70-180mm 1: 4.5-5.6D ED, 1997-2005
  7. Nikon AF Nikkor 75-240mm 1:4.5-5.6D, 1999-2000
  8. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D ED, 1998-2006
  9. Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6G, from 2000 to 2014, black or silver
  10. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6G ED VR IF SWM, from 2006 to 2017
  11. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF N Nano Crystal Coat, from 2012 to the present day
  12. 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.

There is another mystery lens - Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D, which I did not add to the list, it is very rare, it looks like this, and, most likely, is like Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D (from this review), except that there is no 'ED' glass in its optical design. Rumor has it that the Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D was produced for a short time and only for Japan.

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Main technical characteristics of Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D:

Review Instance Name Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D 209993
Basic properties
  • FX (for Nikon FX) - lens designed for Nikon FX full-frame cameras
  • AF (Auto Focus) - automatic focusing due to the camera motor
  • D (Distance) - transmission of the focusing distance to the camera
  • Non-g (Non-gelded) - the presence of the aperture control ring
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) - the use of special low-dispersion elements in the optical scheme
  • SIC (Nikon Super Integrated Coating) - special integrated enlightenment of optics
Front Filter Diameter 62 mm, plastic thread for filters
Focal length 70-300 mm, EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 105-450 mm
Zoom ratio 4.29 x
Designed by for Nikon film cameras
Number of aperture blades 9 rounded petals
Labels focusing distance in meters and feet, focal length values ​​for 70, 100, 135, 200, 300 mm, labels for aperture values. The green mark next to the aperture control ring indicates the maximum closed aperture of F / 32 for a 70mm focal length. Yellow - for 300mm focal length, where f / 45 is narrower.
Diaphragm 70 mm from F / 4 to F / 32. At 300 mm from F / 5.6 to F / 45, the lens has an aperture control ring (Non-G - lens type)
MDF (minimum focusing distance) 1.5 m, maximum magnification ratio 1: 3.9
The weight 505 g
Optical design 13 elements in 9 groups. The circuit includes 1 low dispersion element (shown in yellow in the optical diagram). The presence of such elements is indicated on the body by the abbreviation 'ED' The optics have SIC enlightenment.Optical design nikon 70-300 EDThe image of the optical circuit is clickable.
Lens hood Nikon HB-15
Manufacturer country MADE In Japan (Japan)
Period March 1998 to 2006
Price

I want to note that lenses Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6G and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D (from this review) are very similar to each other. They even have basically the same optical design, with only one difference - in the 'ED' version, one of the elements is made of ED glass.

Main differences Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6G and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D:

  • the 'G' version has no 'ED' glass in its optical design
  • the 'G' version does not have a diaphragm control ring
  • the 'G' version does not have a metal mount
  • versions have different lens hoods
  • the 'G' version has a plastic focus ring and the 'D' version has a rubberized
  • version 'G' is newer and has been released for some time after version 'D' was discontinued
  • the 'G' version was made only in China, and the 'D' version only in Japan

Most likely version Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6G was a simplified complementary lens to the more sophisticated Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D.

It is worth noting that Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6D uses the same optical design as Tamron AF 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6 LD DI Macro (models 372D, 572D, possibly others). Instead of ED elements, Tamron uses its LD (Low Dispersion) type elements.

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Assembly

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D is assembled not bad, but at times inferior to its brothers of class 80-200 / 2.8. First of all, there is a large abundance of plastic in the lens body.

The focus ring and zoom are pleasant to the touch, rubberized. During zooming, the trunk of the lens does not spontaneously lengthen.

The retractable frame of the case consists of one section, its strength is not satisfactory. The lens uses a plastic hood HB-15, which is fixed in special grooves located near the front lens of the lens. The hood can be installed in the opposite direction for transportation. In this position, access to the focus ring is lost. When changing the focal length, the hood moves with the movable frame of the housing.

When changing the focal length, the rear lens moves in the middle of the lens body like a pump - it draws in and pushes out air. This behavior of the rear lens is called 'vacuum cleaner effect', which can increase the amount of dust that accumulates in the camera.

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Focusing

Auto Focus Speed ​​- averagecloser to slow. Focusing time, from infinity to MDF and vice versa, can make you nervous when during the actual shooting the lens begins to lose the subject and refocus. When used on cameras Nikon D700 and and Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro the lens rarely makes focusing errors.

It's important: auto focus with this lens is available only when using him on cameras with built-in motor focusing.

Exact list Nikon DSLR cameras with a built-in focus motor, on which this lens will focus automatically:

Exact list Nikon DSLR cameras without a built-in focus motor, on which this lens will not focus automatically:

Only auto focus and sound confirmation of focus will not work with these cameras, all other important functions, such as automatic exposure metering and automatic iris control, will work well.

You will find a lot of useful information on the types of cameras and lenses Nikon here.

During focusing, the front the lens rotates and moves forward. The use of specialized filters will be difficult. But while changing the focal length, the frame rims forward, however, the front lens does not rotate.

The focus ring rotates 90 degrees. I was surprised that the focus ring rotates smoothly and nicely. During auto focus, the rotating focus ring cannot be touched with your hands.

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D has a focus distance scale in meters and feet, but it is strange that there is no mark for an accurate reference. The minimum focusing distance is 1.5 meters, which is very good for 300 mm and makes it easy to shoot small objects.

There is no focus mode switch on the lens, the transition to manual focus and vice versa is carried out using the switch on the camera, which is located near the camera mount. There is no focusing distance limiter, which is sometimes very important when working with telephoto lenses.

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Diaphragm

The lens aperture consists of 9 petalswhich is very, very good for a budget telephoto lens.

The lens has a manual aperture ring. To be able to control the value aperture from camera or for automatic installation aperture on modern central control valves, you need to turn the control ring to F / 32 and fix it with a special lever, which is located to the right of the marks aperture. If this is not done, then on a number of cameras, the display will display an error - 'fEE' (ring is not installed aperture) Some cameras having diaphragm rheostatallow you to control the aperture using the ring aperturebut only in metering modes exposure 'M' and 'A'. You can read more about this issue in the section on Non-G Lenses. Ring aperture rotates with clicks, the values ​​F / 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32 are plotted on it; setting an intermediate value between pairs of numbers using the aperture ring is not possible. Intermediate values ​​can only be set using the camera menu.

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Compatibility and Features

The lens is best suited for full-frame cameras, but the EFR for Nikon DX cameras is 105-450 mm, which will turn this Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D into a super-telephoto lens.

Still, for Nikon DX cameras, it’s better to use cropped Nikon DX AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G ED VR SWM HRI.

Of the inexpensive such full-length lenses, I recommend looking aside Tamron LD DI AF 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6 Tele-Macro (1: 2) A17.

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

My experience

I find Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D best low-end budget telephoto lens.

It takes some getting used to working with a telephoto lens without a stabilizer. Full-format cameras that produce low-noise images at high ISO settings are easy to set up using the 'Auto ISO'to work with this lens. It is enough to set the threshold excerpts for 1/320 s and most shots taken with hand will be sharp (subject to successful focus).

At 300 mm focal length, I managed to make sharp shots with hands at shutter speeds no longer than 1/160 second. At 1/250 s, working with the lens is already quite comfortable.

A serious difference in image quality between Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6G and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D I did not notice. Strange that simpler Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6G It was produced noticeably longer than the lens from the review.

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Nikon ED AF retractable lens Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D during focusing

Image quality

On the Nikon ED AF open apertures, the Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D is not as sharp as modern lenses, but I did not experience any discomfort from the images at the minimum F values. If you cover the aperture, the lens becomes surprisingly very sharp. Of course there is a small vignette, distortion and chromatic aberrationbut it’s excusable for this lens. Separately, I want to highlight not the worst picture and even pleasant bokeh.

You should not expect a miracle from Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D in terms of image quality, it just does its job according to its capabilities.

You can download RAW source files at this link (56 files in the format '.NEF' and '.RAF', 900 MB). All photos are on-camera JPEG. All photos were shot on Nikon D700 и Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro without using a hood.

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

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Sizes of Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 16-85mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

dimensions Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 16-85mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED VR SWM IF Aspherical and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

Results

The Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D is one of the best budget telephoto lenses in Nikon's native lineup for full-frame cameras. Great for light photography tasks, especially for daytime shooting. Of course, compared to modern lenses such as Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G VR ED IF SWMhas a number of disadvantages. But at the same time, its price / quality ratio is up to standard.

The material was prepared by Arkady Shapoval. My Youtube channeland Radozhiva's group on Facebook и VK.

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Comments: 55, on the topic: Review of Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D

  • Novel

    Arkadiy, can you tell me if you can know the hood before the given asset? Crazy!

  • Lynx

    Nice glass.

  • varezhkin

    “Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6G, 2000 to 2014 (approx)” - this lens continues to be produced. Apparently, some kind of second revision has been going on since 2005: http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html#70-xx

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Actually no, photosynthesis.co.nz does not always have time to update. Version G is in the list of archive equipment.

      • varezhkin

        OK thanks. considered this resource relatively serious ... I need to write to them. I wonder if there will be a budget replacement? or is everyone now recommending the AF-S VR version?

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Here http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/ The AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f / 4-5.6G is in the 'Product Archive' section, and in recent brochures like this one http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/pdf/nikkor_lenses.pdf the lens does not appear, only 70-300vr and crop options are offered. Replacement or recommendation - I am not aware. In 2014, when I reviewed the AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f / 4-5.6G, on the official website it was still next to the 70-300VR, so I indicated 2014. We are waiting for the exact date of the end of production to surface.

          • varezhkin

            thanks for the useful links!

  • lesa

    From the budget, you can take the new Tamron 70-300 USD version.
    Of the advantages, a great stub. Liked more budget Nikkor.

  • Anatoly

    The lens is super, of course ...

  • Peter Sh.

    Great lens. I think he is one of the best for FX that I have used for all the time.
    Once I slammed him nobly on the floor. And nothing. Everything is intact, how it worked and how it works.
    If it were prof. the telezoom, then he would definitely have something crumpled or fell off
    And all because it is plastic and lightweight.
    People naively believe that the best lens is the sharpest and with very fast AF. However, this is not the case.

  • Vladimir

    Help me choose what is best for crop, this or 70-210 d and why?
    For reporting, portraits, and some landscapes (but this will be another glass)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I like 70-210 because of the more robust body.

      • Vladimir

        And in terms of quality?
        Or is there not much difference?

        • Vladimir

          The quality of the picture *

  • Alexey DV

    70-210 \ 4 is definitely better, if you move towards maximum quality, then it is advisable to take the second version 80-200, you can take it for 22 rubles in excellent condition ...

  • Oleg

    I ask you for a banal note: “What is the photo of this object in a pair of Nikon D90? Chi varto kupuvati for the rest so yak vin for FX cameras? " Your admiration for the teleobjective recommendation for the Nikon d 90. Dyakuyu.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      On covered diaphragms everything will be fine. But it is better to get 70-300 vr or tamron 70-300 vc.

  • Oleg

    Shchiro the drowsy one for the war. For Denmark, the streaming factor is the price policy of 70-300 vr or tamron 70-300 vc (for me).

  • Oleg

    Arkadiy, good evening .Yaka Your little thought on the 55-200 VR racket or 55-300 VR on Nikon d 90 Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D. Crazy.

  • Andrei.

    Great review.
    I will sell the same lens as in this review. Good technical and cosmetic condition. Focuses quickly and accurately. The lenses are clean.
    Box & Papers:
    Lens
    Front cover
    Back cover

    Price 2200 UAH.

    Call - 0681306220

    Kiev, Nezhin personal meeting or sending by New mail.

  • Alexander

    Hello Arkady!
    Is it worth it to upgrade to 70-300 AF with 55-200VR AF-S DX? Carcass Nikon D80.
    Everything suits, just I want to touch a large zoom, but here on the crop will be as much as 105-450. What will I lose, what will I gain, in addition to the big focal?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Lose the stub, you won’t gain anything special.

      • Alexander

        Thanks for the reply.
        Since there are no minuses besides the stub, apparently it’s worth changing, I still want to take a bird from a distance)

        • Pastor

          As for me, birds without a stub are difficult to take a picture. At 300mm without a stub, anything is difficult at all :) Although, at 500mm without a stub it can sometimes be removed, but still the stabilizer for shooting wildlife is very useful. And not even to reduce exposure anymore, but for the convenience of sight and composition.

          • Alexander

            Thank you, this is a useful comment.
            In general, Mr. Ken Rockwell, in his review of this lens, recommended pinching a hole to f / 11 for sharpness, which probably excludes handheld shooting altogether as a class ..
            In fact, I have not decided yet, I think you need to touch it with your hands before buying, there is a good opportunity.

            • Arkady Shapoval

              And here is my photo with f4.5 - not a razor, but not enough sharpness?

              • Alexander

                I admit, I read the article for the first time and watched the photo diagonally from a working PC.
                Now I looked fine and I think the sharpness is absolutely enough for me :).

                Arkady, Pastor, thanks for the prompt answers!
                I'm going to feel it)

  • Vazgen

    Good afternoon!
    Here is the phrase you wrote that introduces me into some kind of confusion
    I know that since the lens of the lens does not move away or does not approach the matrix, the focal length is unchanged. Suppose the focal length and the truth does not change, but only the edges of the picture are cut out if the FULL lens is put on the Crop. But here the biggest confusion is introduced, that for example a 50mm crop lens will have compared to a 50mm full

    Maybe I'm wrong in reality, but it seems to me that I will see the same thing on a cropped camera

    -----------------------
    Compatibility and Features
    The lens is best suited for full-frame cameras, but the EFR for Nikon DX cameras is 105-450 mm, which will turn this Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D into a super-telephoto lens.
    However, for Nikon DX cameras, it would be better to use the sprinkled Nikon DX AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm 1: 4.5-5.6G ED VR SWM HRI.
    ----------------------

    • Arkady Shapoval

      https://radojuva.com/2011/05/size-of-matrica/

      • Vazgen

        even in this article it seemed to me that you were contradicting yourself (sorry if that, I'm more a physicist than a photographer). Either you write about the illusion of focal length, then you write about real changes in focus from 300 to 450, this is a contradiction. This is not 450 at all, but the same 300 cropped frame and no more and no less.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Please indicate specifically where, in your opinion, the contradictions.

    • Vazgen

      Maybe it happened too confusing, I'll try to simplify the meaning. The idea is that the real focal length does not change in any way when replacing the lens cropped and full, just when the FF lens is on the unit, a fragment of the incoming image is cropped, and the image itself is stretched to full screen. In this regard, we can’t talk about increasing the focal length and no one will see 450 mm in the lens, these are the same 300 with the illusion that the picture is visible closer

      • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

        Maybe we should start to distinguish between FR and EGF? The viewing angles and, accordingly, the purpose of the lens change. And for FF adepts - a full frame is also a crop for the same medium format. And what is a normal lens on them is proudly called body and portrait on FF. So why can't you do the same with the FF crop, given the viewing angle?

  • Andrei

    A small addition - do you put a “cropped” lens on the Nikon crop camera? DX - or for a full frame, if the focal length indicated on the lens is the same, then you will have the same angle of view - 1,5 times less than it would be on a full frame. Another thing is that when you put a crop lens on a full frame, you most likely get vignetting at the edges of the image.

  • Alexey

    Available D-90, lenses: Nikon 50mm f / 1.8D AF Nikkor, Nikon 18-105mm f / 3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor, Jupiter-37A (with adapter KP-A / H + "dandelion" ).
    I just can’t decide.
    There is a choice: 1 - Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6D;
    2 - Nikon DX AF-S 55-200mm f / 4-5.6 VR;
    3 - Tair-3A 300 / 4.5 (with adapter KP-A / N).
    There is often a desire to shoot various wild beasts, but not come close. The maximum "long-range" and "light" Jupiter-37a is often lacking in its 135mm (on my KROP it turns out ~ 200mm). Moreover, there is manual focus and no VR (on the boat, and so it shakes, and even the hands are not quite a tripod :-)). Option # 3 outperforms Jupiter only in focal length (450mm!), But at a price almost 50% more expensive than options # 1 and # 2. Option number 1: variable focal length, almost 105-450mm on CROP! Autofocus works, but there is no stabilization. Option # 2 (again, if we compare it with the stock 135mm Jupiter-37a), wins only by autofocus, stabilizer and variable focal (in this option, perhaps less important for me. There are 18-105 with the same "advantages").
    Here. YOUR authoritative opinion on this subject interests.
    PS I know that there are more “powerful” and high-quality lenses, but I don’t pull it for finances yet.

    • Valery A.

      A stabilizer is archived for telephoto shooting, as it is far from always possible to set short exposures of the order of 1/500 on a long focal length (I am silent about the tripod). Therefore, 55-200. I had it, not bad. Then he took 55-300, I liked it even more.

    • Michael

      There are 55-300 VR more. Maybe look for him? Belly runs away, flies away or not very nimble? If it’s nimble, then you will have to do shutter speeds so short and VR will be useless for you. If vice versa, then vice versa

  • Evgeniy

    Good day to all! There is a question for the owners of this lens. With faulty electronics, it can be used in a purely manual mode. Those. mechanical installation by hand of the diaphragm and focusing?
    It is possible to take the faulty cheap. The idea is to use the m4 / 3 through an adapter in manual mode. There is Tair3, but it is big, heavy and not comfortable. Native autofocus for mikra-roads, it’s not advisable to play with this money.

  • Firear

    Not expected!
    I came across such a used lens, for 5.000 total torn. I thought bullshit, but read the review, looked at the photo and was very surprised! But I have a crop, Nikon D 90.

    • Vadim

      I also had one on the D90. Now I migrated to the D700. Good glass.

  • Makunochimaster

    I choose between AF 75-300 f4.5-5.6, AF 70-210 f4-5.6 and this from the review, who compared, which will be better in image quality?

  • Nicholas

    Tell me, will manual focusing work in this lens on cameras like the D5100 or D3100, which do not have a “screwdriver” and a focus mode switch on the body?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      no, it will not

    • BB

      Only manual focus will be, automatic - no.

  • Maksim

    Hello, Arkady, please tell me which one is better in the image, you are interested in clarity in the landscape and portrait. Carcass Fujifilm s5 pro.
    Thank you!

    • Trueash

      I am not Arkady, but I can share my experience. I have such a “Sigma”, and there was a similar “Nikkor” (though somewhat different: G VR, but they are considered to be of higher quality than the one shown here).

      In short: until you try, you won't know.

      As for Sigma, I wrote in the corresponding review: oddly enough, I liked it much more than the aforementioned Nikkor. Regarding “soap soap” - this is from the series “Moisha sang me over the phone”. All such budget lenses are lathered at the long end and at the open end. Secondly, razor sharpness is far from the only and not the most important criterion (even more so for a portrait).
      For example (specially filmed in the open):
      Cat - ISO 6400 on small pixel d7100, 86mm, f / 4.
      Cyclist - ISO 160, 1/400, 240 mm, f / 5.3
      In no case do I drown for "Sigma", just reviews and other people's opinions should be taken into account, but if possible, you need to touch the equipment with your hands. Moreover, if this is a used technique.
      All cameras and lenses have their drawbacks. The same "Sigma" has some kind of rough and awkward hood, and the muzzle rotates :)

      • Trueash

        One more attempt:

      • Trueash

        ABOUT! It seems to have worked.

  • Den_kms

    Definitely Nikon .. I saw pictures from sigma - soap soap ...

  • Trueash

    Uh ... no photos uploaded

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