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Nikon 1 Series 70-300mm lens


Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
18 Mar 2014 2:28PM
I have never understood the wanting or needing of very long lenses on CSC`sSmile

You would probably be better off with a bridge camera, something like the Stylus 1.
NeilSchofield Plus
13 1.6k 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 5:50PM
It's probably because CSCs haven't to date been considered for birding and wild life

The Nikon V3 with its AF frame rate and 2.7 crop factor together with this new lens may change matters, I just wish Canon would up the ante with their M model
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
18 Mar 2014 9:35PM
I think it's a good move by Nikon, they have isolated a market that is ripe for a lens like the 70-300mm. What is affordable in that market slot right now, does not have the reach that the Nikon does, and the use of multipliers on those lenses is a waste of time and money. The proof will be in the pudding, as it usually is; what the final IQ is. I know that I can handhold the E-M5 with the Panasonic 100-300mm at 300mm attached, I have done it over 30,000 times, and the majority of those photos, if taken in average daytime light, and exposed properly, can be further cropped to give the effect of the Nikon's reach; will the IQ of the Nikon be significantly better?
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
18 Mar 2014 10:40PM
I honestly can't see why you would use a CSC for this - the optics for a small lens would be a compromise. Where I can see them being used in wildlife is remotely, almost silent shutter, much smaller and lighter (smaller tripod/support), much wider lens than you would typically use - so different perspective. There again, soon as someone gets one they will be asking about a 2x converter, then you might see a yeti from your living room.
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 11:11PM

Quote:It's probably because CSCs haven't to date been considered for birding and wild life




Hmm, maybe I better stop using mine for this then if its not been "considered" Wink

There are plenty of us happily using things like the EM-1 + 75-300 or the Panasonic equivalents and getting good results (not up to the standard of a 1DX + 500mm f4L obviously but certainly more than usable for competition / sale)
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
18 Mar 2014 11:36PM
Also, Brian, it is not even reasonable to compare the results of a $1500-$2000 kit to kit costing in excess of $10,000.00.
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2014 6:56AM
I know that Denny, but it never stops the anti-CSC brigade doing so Grin

(But the results compare quite well considering the price (and weight) differences)
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
19 Mar 2014 8:14AM
Agree!!!Grin
Steppenwolf 9 1.2k
20 Mar 2014 8:30AM

Quote:I have never understood the wanting or needing of very long lenses on CSC`sSmile

You would probably be better off with a bridge camera, something like the Stylus 1.



Firstly the Stylus 1 only goes to 300mm which isn't much good for birding. Secondly these super-zoom lenses on bridge cameras don't deliver very good quality at the long end of their range. This new 70-300mm Nikon 1 lens should be considerably better. The question is whether it can deliver the kind of quality that, say, a decent 150-500mm delivers on an APS-C camera. If it does I reckon it'll sell very well.

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