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Confused between Nikon's 2 versions of this lens Seem to be 2 with manufacturer codes of JAA812DA & JAA821DA which is this and what is the difference? 14 Jan 2015
The Nikon UK site does not record the two product codes and I have used the ASIN number to determine the two lenses you are looking at, I think ! The 3.5 - 6.3 has 19 elements in 14 groups and is 798gms in weight, the 3.5 - 5.6 has 16 elements in 12 groups and weighs more at 1.3 kgs. The former lens is the newer version by Nikon and their site has a comparison system to allow you to determine the benefits of each. Hope this helps.
is this a wide angle lens 30 Sep 2014
Without using the telephoto aspect the lens gives the same as a 35mm lens, so not really wide angle , nikon do a fisheye lens if you want wider than a 35mm gives. Still a very versatile lens for the money and can reduce the number of lenses you need to carry, best results obtained using a tripod but not essential. Hope this helps Patsy.
Yes - I use one myself
is it a ok for a D40 ? 26 Apr 2014
Being an AF-S lens it will work with the D40, this article will confirm that for you : http://www.digitalrev.com/article/a-compatibility-issue-lenses-for/NjY3 You will see in certain reviews that people comment on the weight of the lens, I use it on a D200 and the D7100 both with battery packs and have no problems working hand held, a very versatile lens and worth going the extra over the 200mm. Hope this helps.
The D610 uses FX format but this review suggests it will work OK with an AF lens - http://www.trustedreviews.com/nikon-d610_Digital-Camera_review. Hope that helps.
I am buying this lens for my son as a present. He has a Nikon D7100 , is this lens suitable or could you recommend anything else? 14 Dec 2014
My camera is a Nikon D7000 so not sure if it would be compatible with a D7100 but if the camera is a relatively new model it should not be a problem. Any camera shop should be able to verify this. Although the lens is quite heavy and noticeably so if carrying it around all day but having said that this lens is never off my camera and in my opinion it is an excellent lens.
would this lens be good enough to use at airshows,i want to get some good close ups of planes flying,,or can u recommend another lens .not to pricey,, 21 Jun 2014
The lens would be great for air shows