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    Nikon D5500 released

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    The 300 mm F/4 further down the email is slightly more interesting than another new body ----

    [top]AF-S 300mm f/4e PF ED VR

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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    The 300 mm F/4 further down the email is slightly more interesting than another new body ----

    [top]AF-S 300mm f/4e PF ED VR

    Yes, especially the 'sport VR' mode.
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    I'd battle to justify a 300 f/4 as I have a 70-200 with a 1.4x converter. The 80-400 is the next toy I want but the minor pricetag issue is getting in the way at the moment.

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    Like Andrew said .. the lens is far more interesting in terms of news.
    The tech within(for Nikon) is a bit of a shift in direction.

    PF appears to be Nikon's equivalent to Canon's DO solution.

    the new 300 is so much smaller than the older 300/4 in terms of length.
    Diameter of course has to be fairly similar as the lens has a specific diameter requirement(otherwise the max aperture rating would be whacked out).

    Nikon's MTF graph seems to indicate a large boost in IQ over the old 300/4 too .. which in itself was no slouch of a lens!
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    Looks good but then for the same money you can get the sigma 120-300 f2.8 with OS. It's a bigger lens but it's a better and has extremely good iq as well. I have the older lens and it's excellent . I also like the bokeh on sigma lenses, for me I think the Nikon lenses work well and have excellent sharpness but after having Pentax and sigma lenses the bokeh of the Nikon is IMHO not as good.


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    The major issue with these fresnel lenses is if a light source is within or near the frame edge. It may cause some strange flare issue not always encountered with normal lenses.

    Nikon have indicated that CNX-D will have a PF flare reduction tool specifically for this effect.

    Nikon have indicated a major update to CNX-D too, in that the next update of this software seems to be v1.1.0(as indicated on Nikon's website.
    This seems to be a major step from a x.x.1 update(ie. v1.0.2 to v1.0.3) to x.1.x version. Maybe they're also planning more tweaks to it(hopefully to it's stability and speed! )

    In saying that tho, some of the sample images with this lens look both really good, and also a bit underwhelming as well. But the one I've downloaded with a couple of bright lights in the scene don't seem to indicate that this PF flare is a big a deal as it may appear to be. The sample images have been processed using ViewNX 2.10(and not CNX-D with PF flare reduction).

    ps.Knumbutz, the Siggy 120-300/2.8 seems to reatil for closer to the $3K mark, whereas the 300/4PF will be closer to the $2K mark.
    You would expect that the 300/4PF should resolve greater than the Siggy 120-300/2.8 as a more modern lens should .. but that's not always the point.

    The major advantage that the 300/4PF will have over many of it's peers and rivals is that it is so much smaller and lighter.

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    This is awesome, been waiting for a lens like this cannot wait to see some reviews

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