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The 70-300 would be better with VR in some situations (long distance landscapes on an overcast day etc) but most uses where it helps you can either do as well manually with practice (panning) or a tripod (stills on an overcast day). You'll probably be pleasantly surprised, the 70-300 AFP is supposed to be very sharp for a cheap DX lens, magic of computers and modeling etc allowing them to tweak out a design that works well even with cheap materials.


They would work with the FT-1 adapter, but none of them are particularly useful focal lengths for a 1 series camera. The best lenses here already have a 1 series equivalent more or less. The refurb 70-300 VR AF-P DX posted further down would be the only lens I'd consider other than say a 70-200 f2.8 if you happen to have one laying around, I wouldn't buy one for that purpose in a million years, but I have several 1 series cameras and a D600 and collection of FX lenses and I got an FT1 for a good price so I've experimented a little. Has some fun uses but overal not a great value.

I'd buy a 6.7-13 CX or a 18.5 1.8 CX if I had a 1 series and wanted to keep using it. That said it's a dead end system other than used, so don't spend a lot on lenses for it probably. I have the 10-30, 30-110, 10-100 VR non PD, 10 2.8, 18.5 1.8, 6.7-13 VR, the two I recommended really shine, but frankly they're all surprisingly sharp. The two lenses I really want are unfortunately really expensive (70-300 CX and 32 1.2). The 32 shoots like the 85 1.4 and the 70-300 is effectively a 190-810ish zoom lens, and quite sharp.


The 1.4 has has 10 pieces of glass that are each 66%-ish bigger than the 9 in the 1.8 (aperture = light allowed in = size of glass, and is logarithmic, every 1.4x change in aperture is a 100% change in light allowed in, so 1, 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, etc are the major stops, since there's .6 between 1.4 and 2.0, the 1.8 is 2/3 stop slower.) Also the 1.4 has 9 aperture blades vs 7 on the 1.8 which tends to create a smoother "bokeh" or out of focus area. The new 1.8 has a bit of a jittery out of focus feel because everything tends to wash to a hexagonal shape rather than rounded dots like the 9 bladed and curved 1.4 lens does.
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DO NOT BUY 70-300m 4/5.6 AF G [adorama.com] $80, terrible lens and if you're on that tight of a budget you probably have a DX camera and would be way better off with the new AF-P DX 70-300 (preferably VR) but you need at least a D7100/5300/3300 for it to work
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70-300mm VR also on sale. $149.95

https://www.adorama.com/nk70300afpvr.html
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DO NOT BUY 70-300m 4/5.6 AF G [adorama.com] $80, terrible lens and if you're on that tight of a budget you probably have a DX camera and would be way better off with the new AF-P DX 70-300 (preferably VR) but you need at least a D7100/5300/3300 for it to work
You can find the ais manual 80-200 f4 lens for like $30 used. It's sooooo sharp and we'll made (they made a lot of them that is why they are cheap) have to use in full manual mode though.
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I'm hoping for a deal on the Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm
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Why the huge variance in price in the 85mm 1.4 ($1,250) vs 85mm 1.8 ($320)?
The more expensive lenses tend to have a lot more/better glass and better bokeh. The build quality usually feel a lot more premium too,
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I'm a noob looking for a zoom lens for my Nikon 1 s1 camera. Will any of these work for me?
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Why the huge variance in price in the 85mm 1.4 ($1,250) vs 85mm 1.8 ($320)?
More blades more bokeh
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I'm a noob looking for a zoom lens for my Nikon 1 s1 camera. Will any of these work for me?
No these will not work. Might work with an adapter however.
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DO NOT BUY 70-300m 4/5.6 AF G [adorama.com] $80, terrible lens and if you're on that tight of a budget you probably have a DX camera and would be way better off with the new AF-P DX 70-300 (preferably VR) but you need at least a D7100/5300/3300 for it to work
Thanks, I would never have noticed. I just bought a D3500 kit with the 70-300 and checked it was the "P." I don't expect much from kit lenses, but for lack of another zoom lens it should be okay in good light. How Nikon sells a 300mm lense without VR is surprising. Oddly, the 18-55 kit lens IS a VR. The opposite of what you'd expect.
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Shoot above 1/500 and you won't need VR. Depending on the available light you could probably shoot with your aperture wide open and 1/1000 to achieve tac sharp images. Most people wouldn't shoot a 70-300 indoors. The 18-55 would be used indoors and due to its aperture you'll be shooting at lower shutter speeds which VR will then help.
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The f/1.4 will be a bigger lens because of the wider aperture. The wider the aperture the more light that can pass through the lens, making the 1.4 better in lower light situations. The 1.4 will also provide slightly sharper images and a shallower depth of field. Unless your a pro photographer or shoot in low light all the time a 1.8 should be more than sufficient for most photographers.
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Of the lot I think the 10-20mm is the most interesting for most amateurs. On a DX camera it will allow you to look at the world in a new (wide-angled) way.
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