Nikon announces new 300mm f/2.8 VR G Nikkor

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by TP, Sep 16, 2004.

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    TP Guest

    TP, Sep 16, 2004
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  2. I think we can be pretty certain by now, the Gs are here to stay. Not so
    good if you have old film bodies; otherwise perfectly OK.
     
    Wesley Jansen, Sep 16, 2004
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    ThomasH Guest

    Its a real "Nikon's D-Day" (delivery day!)

    Canon's reply of the "22mpix" D2 camera is just not good
    enough. Chasing M-pixes alone will not do the trick.

    Nikon's 2nd generation wireless unit, plus their new image
    transfer protocol, coordinated with Microsoft, thus support
    on every desk computer is secured, opens really a new horizons
    and unveils a typical for Nikon "global thinking" for evolution
    of your investment.

    Combined with these new optical technologies as is seems,
    they will not yield to Canon at all! Good so, competition
    is the best think for the market! For me, an amateur photographer
    this is splendid. I cannot simply "write off" all the "old"
    glass and all the accessories like a pro would maybe do.
    My Canon system is rudiment. I am happy yo see Nikon coming
    back as a global digital photography leader to reckon with.
    They also released a new 8Mpix +VR Coolpix 8800!

    See also http://www.dpreview.com/news/0409/04091604nikkor300mmvr.asp
    for an impressive image of the new lens.

    Thomas
     
    ThomasH, Sep 16, 2004
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  4. Well, Nikon has to start making lenses like this to keep up with Canon.
    This means abandoning some backwards capability. But I suspect if
    you're going to buy a 300 f/2.8 VR you've got enough cash to dump
    towards a compatible film or digital body.
     
    Brian C. Baird, Sep 16, 2004
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    Wm Gardner Guest

    Could be a little planned obsolescence here too.....

    Bill
     
    Wm Gardner, Sep 17, 2004
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    Dallas Guest

    I didn't like the idea at first, but as you rightly say, it's not all that
    much trouble to get a new body. In this case what will make the D2X very
    attractive to Nikon owners is that they can still use the old MF lenses
    with metering. That alone would be worth it to me, and simultaneously
    pisses me off that they couldn't put it into the lower end DSLR's like the
    D70 and D100.
     
    Dallas, Sep 17, 2004
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    I don't see why you would have a problem on the D70. Perhaps it is not
    directly giving you automatic exposure, but you can still use manual settings.
    In fact, after one image, you can use that LCD on the back to see if you are
    close on your exposure settings. You should have enough latitude that rough
    manual settings should allow for many good images. While I normally bash on
    chimping, this would seem to be one instance in which it would be an
    advantage.

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat
    A G Studio
    <http://www.allgstudio.com/gallery.html> Updated!
     
    Gordon Moat, Sep 18, 2004
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    Dallas Guest

    It's more of an inconvenience than a problem.
     
    Dallas, Sep 18, 2004
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    DM Guest

    Hm.. just about 5 years late compared to Canon's 300/2.8 IS?
     
    DM, Sep 19, 2004
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    TP Guest


    So what? Does that make it a poor lens?

    (rhetorical questions, no answer sought or needed)
     
    TP, Sep 19, 2004
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    Bhup Guest

    Well said
    If you can take decent photographs with a lens its a good lens.
    You can have the best lens in the world .. BUT if you have no idea how to
    use it then its the worst lens . lol blame the tools and get into the loop
    of buying more cameras and lens in the hope that your photographs might
    improve.
     
    Bhup, Sep 20, 2004
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    Dallas Guest

    Hell, Canon folks can be so unforgiving.
     
    Dallas, Sep 20, 2004
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    Bruce Murphy Guest

    Didn't nikon get their 70-200 VR out first?

    B>
     
    Bruce Murphy, Sep 20, 2004
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    Dallas Guest

    Doesn't really matter who was first, all that matters is whether the lens
    is good or not.
     
    Dallas, Sep 21, 2004
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    Bruce Murphy Guest

    Indeed, but just because something /matter/ doesn't really have any
    bearing on whether it's going to be discussed here.

    B>
     
    Bruce Murphy, Sep 22, 2004
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