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70-300 VR on D700 FX vs. DX, thoughts?

Keegan

Los Angeles, US
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Keegan Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Nov 2005
Thu 09-Apr-09 03:01 AM

Does having a D700 with FX sized sensor make some people give a second look to the 70-300 VR? I know it's in a different league than the 70-200VR flagship, but do people find the 300mm reach (equal to 200mm on DX) a nice thing to have?

I'm used to 200mm on a DX sensor, and find I do most of my work at the long end. Also, with the ISO performance of the D700, the slow speed of the 70-300 may not be as much of an issue. Of course you don't get that 2.8 feel and smooth bokeh, but what do people think of this lens as used on an FX sensor instead of a DX one?

I'm debating between this lens and an 80-200/2.8, either afs or af-d. I find that 200mm, even on a DX lens is not enough reach for ultimate frisbee (100 yard field), which I often photograph (200-400 would be best, but way out of my budget).

I'd love to hear people's thoughts. Thanks!

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