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Nikon 70-300CX (also known as 1 Nikkor VR 70-300)
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1 15689 Sun October 5, 2014
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100% of reviewers $1,200.00 10.0

Description: For those using the Nikon 1 system, there is one lens that changes the game entirely. It is a 70-300 (in 35mm terms, a 200-800/4.5-5.6), which in sharp contrast to most zoom lenses, is sharper in its long end, in contrast to the AF-S 70-300 VR, which is a really sharp lens, but not in its long end.

So equal to a super zoom, but just weighing about a kilogram, including camera!
Keywords: Superbly sharp, in long end especially!

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Tord S Eriksson


Registered: July 2010
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 91
Review Date: Sun October 5, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,200.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Small, light, superbly sharp! In short amazing!
Cons: Quite expensive, hard to find, and not the best for BIF

This is the sharpest long lens I've come across, and I have the fabulous AF-S 80-400 VR II N! Nothing compares to it, not when one consider its compact size.

It is designed as a collapsable unit, so it is surprisingly small, when the lens is in stowed position. Ready for use (a matter of pressing a button, and turning the lens a quarter turn), it delivers the best images I've seen under almost any circumstances, even when used from a car speeding at 70 mph.

It isn't without its flaws, though, as it is not the easiest to use for BIF (birds in flight), as it has a tendency to pump a bit. The manual focusing ring, forward of the zoom ring, takes immediate command, so manually resetting the focus to infinity often improves things a lot.

But just having a lens and camera combination, that is just as sharp as the best zooms around, covering roughly 200-800mm on a full frame, is amazing.
And as proven by numerous users the results are amazing, with about 100% sharp images when photographing birds on the ground, or water, and with training, and using the best settings, producing awesome BIF shots, too! That in a lens that weighs just a little over a pound (550 grams, to be exact), is truly amazing!

Tord S Eriksson, an enthusiast for everything flying outdoors, and photography!

Mostly Nikon 1, D7500 & D600, user.
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