#3. "RE: Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR IF AF ED G Lens" In response to Reply # 0
sorry for the limited info..I called adorama and got an answer.. the lens in question was listed incorectly on ebay, and was not compatable with my D5100. Again I thank all that viewed my request, and or answered...Thanks Ed
#4. "RE: Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR IF AF ED G Lens" In response to Reply # 3
There are three versions of the Nikkor AF 70-300mm:
1. AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED 2. AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G 3. 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR
Both #1 and #2 have screwdriver type AF drive systems and require a camera body with an AF motor built into it. #1 has been discontinued for several years. #2 is still in production though it is optically the worst lens in the Nikkor line.
#3 is optically the best of the three and has a AF motor built into the lens so it will fully support AF when mounted on a: D40, D40X, D60, D3000, D5000, D3100, D5100, and D3200. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#5. "RE: Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR IF AF ED G Lens" In response to Reply # 0
Went ahead and bought the 2161 from Canada for 415.00 shipped... Like a kid waiting on Christmas, well actually it is my Christmas present.. Question about lens cleaning..Can I use somthing like windex and a lens cleaning cloth..I always keep a filter on..But in Hawaii earlier this year I did take the filter off for shot time to see how it affected shots. While I,m asking. We Cruise vacation every year..And I normally use a point and shoot nikon for beach shots..What about the D5100 with the new 55-300 ..am I asking for trouble exposing my equipment to all that sand.. Going to Aruba,Grand Turk, And Dominica next April. Maybe pick up some Rum..Later Ed
#6. "RE: Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR IF AF ED G Lens" In response to Reply # 5
Please, not Windex. Windex and other similar cleaners contain ammonia and butyl cellosolve which will damage the lens' coatings over time, maybe not from using it once or twice, but after a while, the coating will be stripped or be damaged.
I recommend Purosol Optical Cleaner. It's an enzyme based optical cleaner, and it works exceedingly well, even on sticky salt spray deposits, which get on lenses during cruises.