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3rd Party Lenses for Nikon J1


Chichester, UK
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ithompson72 Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Aug 2008
Thu 26-Apr-12 11:50 AM

Not sure if I should post this in the Nikon 1 forum or the Nikon 1 lenses forum but here goes.

Just got my J1 and am expecting the FT1 any day now. I have been looking at a cheap lens that would give me the superb reach possible with 2.7x magnification. I also have a D7000 so any lens I buy may well get used on that as well.

Looking at getting a telephoto lens topping out at 300mm. I know I could get a relatively cheap Nikkor 55-300 but was wondering if anyone had any luck with the cheaper 70-300 lenses from Tamron or Sigma? Do they work at all? Are they any good with the J1? Is the additional cost of a Nikkor lens worth it?

Thanks for any advice.