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nsolo2 Registered since 03rd Feb 2013Sun 07-Apr-13 07:55 PM
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"G series lens, Manual Mode, D7100?"


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I'm thinking of buying a Nikon 70-300 AF G series lens for my D7100. I understand that this lens isn't the pinnacle of Nikon quality. That's not the subject of this post.

This particular lens does NOT have an aperture ring. So, my question is will this lens operate in manual mode on my D7100?

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Sun 07-Apr-13 08:00 PM
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#1. "RE: G series lens, Manual Mode, D7100?"
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Nevis, US
          

Manual mode does not require that the lens in use has an aperture ring as the aperture is selected on the camera just like when you use aperture priority mode.

Alan

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sun 07-Apr-13 08:46 PM
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#2. "RE: G series lens, Manual Mode, D7100?"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

For the G lenses, the aperture is controlled by the dial in front of the shutter release.

If you are interested in the next-step-up lens at the same price, I have the ED version of this lens for sale:
http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=set_threaded_mode&forum=137&topic_id=108512&prev_page=show_topic&gid=108512

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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nsolo2 Registered since 03rd Feb 2013Sun 07-Apr-13 09:00 PM
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#3. "RE: G series lens, Manual Mode, D7100?"
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can you provide a picture of the lens?

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Tue 09-Apr-13 12:16 AM
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#4. "RE: G series lens, Manual Mode, D7100?"
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Pics added to the "for sale" thread.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Tue 09-Apr-13 12:37 PM
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#5. "RE: G series lens, Manual Mode, D7100?"
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>can you provide a picture of the lens?

The lens that Joseph is selling is much better than the G version you mention in your opening post. I think the release of the G version AF 70-300mm was an experiment to see how the G lens without an aperture ring would be accepted. It was the first G lens made by Nikon. It was cheaply made. It lacked the ED elements of the more expensive D model and it was lacking in optical performance. I still own the original ED version. Even though my lens is now 13 years old it still produces very good images.

Len


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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 09-Apr-13 02:07 PM
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#6. "RE: G series lens, Manual Mode, D7100?"
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I agree with Len.

The AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED is optically much better than the AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G.
It also has a significantly better build quality. The D version has a metal mount, the G version has a plastic mount.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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nsolo2 Registered since 03rd Feb 2013Tue 09-Apr-13 02:18 PM
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#7. "RE: G series lens, Manual Mode, D7100?"
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Thanks for all your help. I purchased this lens (ED) locally for $100. LNIB. It does have more heft than the G series lens. I do like the metal mount vs. plastic.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 09-Apr-13 08:44 PM
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#8. "RE: G series lens, Manual Mode, D7100?"
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Hi Robert,

Congratulations!
Enjoy your new lens.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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