#2. "RE: D7100/old 80-400mm lens" In response to In response to 1 Thu 04-Apr-13 03:58 PM by RRRoger
Monterey Bay, US
>Yes, fully compatible. >In fact the new SWM version 80-400 looks like a hot set up on >the D7100 with the speed of focusing and the great reach for a >hand holdable lens using the 1.3 crop(2.0 crop referenced to >35mm) >I suspect, despite its price, the new version will become the >most popular telephoto for the D7100. 800mm field of view >without a TC! in an affordable lens. >The older version is not a focusing speed demon so has not >been popular with sports, birds in flight or wildlife shooters >but it is a good lens optically and is a convenient size and >weight. >Stan
Affordable lens for whom? The new 80-400 cost twice as much as a D7100! However, it might be a better investment as all my Pro Glass has gone up in value.
My "old" 80-400 is still "fast/good enough" for my Sporting Events. A mint used one is much more affordable and at this time an even better investment, unless you have a really well paying Photography job for the new version.