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D100 and manual focus tele/zooms??

alnitak

Potomac Falls, US
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"D100 and manual focus tele/zooms??"

alnitak Registered since 29th Jan 2003
Wed 29-Jan-03 01:57 AM

My wife just bought me a D100 for Christmas . . . love it! But now I've got the lense bug. I currently have the Nikon 24-120D (I know, . . . but she bought it and it wouldn't be politically correct to take it back). I'm looking to do some nature photography and landscapes, so I need a longer telephoto or zoom lense. I've been looking at various makers and models (80-400 VR, 50-500 HSM, 200-400, 135-500, etc.) and have pretty much decided on the Nikon 80-400 ED VR. The problem is that I will need to save up for it and was wondering if some of the older manual focus (AIS?) lenses would be a good substitute. Some of them can be had for under $300. And given that I heard that AF doesn't work all that well at long focal lengths, or is SLOW, I'm thinking this might be a good choice for now.

What are the issues with using manual focus lenses with the D100? Will I miss many wildlife shots because of trying to focus? Are there any older lenses you would recommend over any others (e.g., 300 f/4)? Should I just get a 1.4x for now?

Any help you can provide in selecting my next lense would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your time.

Bruce

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