70-240 4.5-5.6D or 100-300 4-5.6 G lens?
Would anyone recommend the 70-240 4.5-5.6D ;lens over the 100-300 G lens now offered by Nikon? I was going to get the G lens for my N65, but was wondering if the other has some sort of technical advantage at all?
#1. "RE: 70-240 4.5-5.6D or 100-300 4-5.6 G lens?" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberTue 23-Jan-01 10:58 PM
There is a 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 AF Zoom-Nikkor AI-S,
a 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor, and
a 75-240mm f/4.5-5.6D AF Zoom-Nikkor
As for the "G: lens, it is a 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Zoom-Nikkor
Assuming you are comparing the 70-300mm D ED vs the G
There is a good chance that thay are both optically comparable.
No test are available as of yet. If in doubt get the D ED, not as inexpensive as the G, since it has an aperture ring, but it has been tested over and over again and proven very good.
On the other hand, if on a budget go for the "G", I would be willing to bet there will be no regrets.
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#3. "RE: 70-240 4.5-5.6D or 100-300 4-5.6 G lens?" | In response to Reply # 0
I believe that the 70-300 G lens has a plastic lens mount. I would not expect it to have the same optical performance as the 70-300 ED lens which has a low dispersion glass element. So, on build quality, I wonder if the 70-240 might be slightly more robust. Quite frankly, it might we worth your while to save a few more pennies for the 70-300 ED lens, which has a metal mount and very good optical quality. The 70-300 ED is significantly optically better than the 75-240 lens, and actually quite good if stopped down to f/8. You can get a 70-300 ED mail order for just under $300.