Nikon AF 70-300mm

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Paul, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    What is the difference between the AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 D ED (62mm) and the AF
    70-300mm F4-5.6 G (62mm).

    Thanks
     
    Paul, Aug 29, 2004
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  2. Paul

    Tom Scales Guest

    3 letters?

    If I understand correctly, the G is a DX lens, which means it only works on
    a DSlr, while the D will work on either a film camera or DSlr.

    I also understand the D is a better lens (and therefore more expensive).

    Tom
    "Paul" <> wrote in message
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    > What is the difference between the AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 D ED (62mm) and the
    > AF
    > 70-300mm F4-5.6 G (62mm).
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
     
    Tom Scales, Aug 29, 2004
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  3. Paul

    AstroPax Guest

    On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 21:52:18 +0100, "Paul"
    <> wrote:

    >What is the difference between the AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 D ED (62mm) and the AF
    >70-300mm F4-5.6 G (62mm).


    G-type lenses don't have an aperture ring. Also, evidently, unlike
    the D version, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6G doesn't have any ED glass
    elements.

    Read this:

    http://www.bythom.com/70300lens.htm

    and this:

    http://www.bythom.com/lensacronyms.htm

    -Astro
     
    AstroPax, Aug 29, 2004
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  4. Paul

    AstroPax Guest

    On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 17:03:22 -0400, "Tom Scales" <>
    wrote:

    >If I understand correctly, the G is a DX lens, which means it only works on
    >a DSlr, while the D will work on either a film camera or DSlr.


    The 70-300mm f/4-5.6G is *not* a DX type lens.

    >I also understand the D is a better lens (and therefore more expensive).


    In this case, yes, the D is the better lens, IMO.

    FYI, the "D" indicates that the lens provides Distance information.

    -Astro

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    AstroPax, Aug 29, 2004
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  5. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Thanks, much appreciated

    I have another question, see new post

    "AstroPax" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 21:52:18 +0100, "Paul"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >What is the difference between the AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 D ED (62mm) and the

    AF
    > >70-300mm F4-5.6 G (62mm).

    >
    > G-type lenses don't have an aperture ring. Also, evidently, unlike
    > the D version, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6G doesn't have any ED glass
    > elements.
    >
    > Read this:
    >
    > http://www.bythom.com/70300lens.htm
    >
    > and this:
    >
    > http://www.bythom.com/lensacronyms.htm
    >
    > -Astro
    >
     
    Paul, Aug 29, 2004
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