Popular photography lens tests & SQF charts, Nikkor 70-300mm
Does anyone know if Popular Photography Magazine have tested the Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 ED? If so what issue?
I think this lens came out in 1997 if not mistaken?
#1. "Sept 1999 Issue" | In response to Reply # 0f8bthere Basic MemberWed 11-Oct-00 10:43 PM
I have the issue in front of me right now, Sept 1999. The lens is better at the short end...at 300mm only three blocks are red, and they are only for 5x7 inch pictures at f11-f22. Overall the lens won't be too bad if you don't want large prints, but after 11x14, especially at 300mm... it gets pretty weak.
If you can't locate this issue, feel free to e-mail me direct, via the icon, and I will type the entire narrative and describe the color codes in detail. In the normal terminology of POP PHOTO, usually "excellent" or "outstanding"... the conclusion for this one uses the word "satisfactorily" for enlargements up to 11x14.