Summary: i bougth this len but did not test with camera.this lens is very good condition shutter sound accurate i think is no problem over all is very good.claen conditio i think i will ues this lens for this summer. i love nikon.
Summary: if you do not want to shell out the money for a vr, get this. quick af, sharp, broad range. made in japan. feels solid and is not heavy. i use this with a nikon d50 i recently bought used to get back into photography. see the kent rockwell site for a comprehensive review on just about anything slr/dlsr related, esp nikon.
Summary: I didn't expect such a great picture quality with this older design lens. Of course, AF is slow comparing to modern motor driven lenses. Push-pull zoom design may seem to be outdated too, but it's also present on some high-end lenses even today (e.g. Canon EF100-400L). It takes some time to get used to it. Build quality is very good.
Summary: this lens is not all that heavy, as people say. its a solid professional feeling of metal, which is great to me. as someone said, i got my new desktop picture of a redbelly woodpecker within my 3rd shot using the camera. shot 2 basketball games later that night, and got decent results... honestly, i may be doing something wrong, but my chinese "rokinon" 85 f/1.4 prime shot just as well, but it lacked AF.
Summary: I've am using the lens and found it to be very sharp, especially at f/8 to f/10at 210mm and at 70mm at any aperture, even wide open. If you can get it for a decent price, that will make the deal sweeter and you will enjoy the lens I am sure.
This review is for a different lens. Ebay stuck my review on this lens.
18 November 2010
Summary: This review is for a different lens. Ebay stuck my review on this lens. Make sure you know if it is the &quot;D&quot; version. Much faster focus. If used on a digital camera use a Hoya digital UV filter to reduce flare and ghosting. Best cheap old lens for outdoor sports. 105-315mm on DX cameras. No need for VR if your subject is moving.
Summary: This lens is certainly a good quality lens, though perhaps not quite up to the internet hype sometimes associated with it. In most situations it is very crisp however in bright light where highlights approach being blown out, there is quite a bit of color aberration (fringing,) especially at longer focal lengths.
Summary: Photography as with any art is subjective. Everyone has their opinion of what is a great tool or junk. This lens is one of the best built optics in a zoom lenses. All metal construction, real glass optics and precision mechanics. But can it take pictures? The answer there is yes!!! It produces uniform images over the entire zoom range from fully open to fully closed aperture. Best results are in the mid-aperture range. It works with both film and digital Nikon cameras.
Summary: I like the lens, I don't love it. I keep thinking I could get better pix with the 80-200 f2.8. Of course this is not correct. The f4-5.6 if fine, best around f8/f11, but fine at f4 & f5.6. My only real concern is that the 70 to 210 zoom seems backwards - in for 210mm and out for 70mm...takes some getting use to, but great once you remember to push or pull in the right direction.