Okay, this is a "screw-drive" autofocus lens. My Nikon Df body seems to possess the requisite horsepower to work those lenses with alacrity.
Which factor I'm told, may open up a sizeable portion of the Nikkor lineup to favorable purchase prices, vs. the newer in-lens focusing motor wonders. (G series is right out. I gotta be able to grab an aperture dial!)
I'm looking at a MINT rated lens priced right at $200. Is this lens a good
performer, and is this a good price/performance delta for this lens?
My current (and for now) only lens is the AF Nikkor 28-105 f/3.5 ~ 4.5 D.
The 70-300 will fill my need for some longer glass, and I'm leaning towards the always beloved (at least for me!) Tokina RMC manual focus 17mm f/3/5 for the wider end of things.
Back in my F2a/FE days, I had the Tokina, and then the 24mm f/2.8, 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8, 105mm f/2.5, 70-210 E-Series and 300mm f/45 Nikkor lenses. Relatively fast, prime lenses for the win.... and for a VERY HEAVY camera bag! (with Vivitar 285 HP, Vivitar pistol grip bracket and 6-D cell power pack.. and all the other filters, batteries, etc? Heavy!
I'm looking to avoid the HEAVY bag this time around. The 17, 28-105 and 70-300 oughta do me, unless y'all tell me that the Nikkor 70-300 is crap.
And then, I'll be asking for your alternative suggestions?