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Nikon Micro Zoom Nikkor

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  • 70 - 180mm
  • Multiple uses
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      12.01.2015 01:00
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      • "Multiple uses"
      • "Small and light"
      • "70 - 180mm"


      Still in with the times but better is available

      I like this lens a lot, officially titled by Nikon as the Nikon AF Zoom-Micro Nikkor 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED.

      This lens wasn't really popular when it first was released as new in around 1997, but it's now quite popular and many people are keen to try it, including myself as an avid Nikon photographer. People now pay much more for it as used than they could have bought it for as new.

      It's quite small and light in design, weighing only 990g and being smaller than the 80-200 f/2.8 but it definitely is made with similar if not better quality. It fits well in most decently sized camera bags.

      The lens has multiple uses and although I've only used it on the basis of a macro lens, other photographers have enjoyed it as a medium tele zoom, therefore sometimes only requiring one lens as opposed to two. It's easily zoomed to frame instead of using another lens in which you might have to zoom whilst refocusing, it's pretty time efficient just to use this one.

      The lens was originally sold with a HB-14 plastic hood included for the price but is not usually sold with one of these when purchasing for second hand.

      It is a good lens and still fairly in with the times but I can't say there isn't better lenses out there in the market today. I would personally choose them over this, as it is an older model and lacking some important specifications of which most of today's models have.


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