Nikon 70-210 mm f/4-5.6 D Review Round-Up

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Ken Rockwell

If a slow f/5.6 maximum aperture is OK for you, then this is your telephoto zoom. I have played with a great many lenses in this focal range, and this one is clearly superior. I’m unsure how much of this is due to my luck at getting a good sample, or if they all are good. This 70-210 AF-D is as sharp as my 80-200 AF-S, better built, focuses almost as fast and focuses closer, and has fewer ghosts. The AF-S lens is handier if you need to go quickly between AF and manual focusing, and of course if you need f/2.8. Also having tested the actual focal lengths, the 70-210 AF-D also goes longer AND shorter than the 80-200, just as the specs suggest. As if you haven’t gathered, this is a lens to get if you need small, sharp, close focusing, inexpensive and don’t need the f/2.8 aperture. “¦READ FULL REVIEW

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  1. I own this lens all most a year, and like it so mach, sharp, contrasty, so, I sold my behemoth AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 ED lens. Used the 70-210 in extreme cold, extreme warm, the image I get, is super. Well! I my be lucky and get a very sharp copy. So, I bought a second AF 70-210 just to check out if the second copy as sharp as the first one was. I paid a C$100.00 yes hundred Canadian for each of them.

  2. I have used this on my Nikon N60 and found it to be very accurate and flexible. I am looking @ joining the digital era and it appears that the Nikon D70 will support auto focus for this lense and the 28-70 mm that I have used on the N60. This will give me a chance to play with the D70 and have AF capability until I decide what other AF lense(s) I might use.

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