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(refurb) Nikon Lenses:10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G IF VR, $230, 50mm f/1.4G $350, 24-70mm f/2.8G $1199, 40mm f/2.8G $230, 85mm f/1.4G & More + free s/h

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I wish the Canon 24-70mm II was that price refurb Frown
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Used the 85mm for a SpaceX launch yesterday.. did well in really low lighting (of course I didnt use it for the actual rocket) without a tripod.

My only thing with this is I've always heard it's better to by a used lens thats never been refurbished, but still used than a refurbished one. Just an IMO, miles vary I suppose.
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Used the 85mm for a SpaceX launch yesterday.. did well in really low lighting (of course I didnt use it for the actual rocket) without a tripod.

My only thing with this is I've always heard it's better to by a used lens thats never been refurbished, but still used than a refurbished one. Just an IMO, miles vary I suppose.
Beside speed what the lens has to do with lowlighting? It's the body that's deals with noise and iso IMO
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Beside speed what the lens has to do with lowlighting? It's the body that's deals with noise and iso IMO
Wider aperture means you can shoot a faster shutter speed at a lower iso. As the aperture gets smaller, you have to slow down the shutter or raise the iso to get the same exposure. A newer/better camera can compensate for a smaller aperture by producing an exposure that looks as good at f4, 1/60, 3200 as an older camera body at f2.8, 1/60, 1600. But even when talking about the same camera, the more light you can get to the sensor with a wide aperture the more options you have. You could use a faster shutter speed, reducing camera shake or subject movement. You could should at a lower iso than at a smaller aperture, reducing noise.

The latest sensors have pretty incredible iso performance. But having the option to give them more light still gives you a more versatile camera.
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Wider aperture means you can shoot a faster shutter speed at a lower iso. As the aperture gets smaller, you have to slow down the shutter or raise the iso to get the same exposure. A newer/better camera can compensate for a smaller aperture by producing an exposure that looks as good at f4, 1/60, 3200 as an older camera body at f2.8, 1/60, 1600. But even when talking about the same camera, the more light you can get to the sensor with a wide aperture the more options you have. You could use a faster shutter speed, reducing camera shake or subject movement. You could should at a lower iso than at a smaller aperture, reducing noise.

The latest sensors have pretty incredible iso performance. But having the option to give them more light still gives you a more versatile camera.
also sweet creamy bokeh
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Used the 85mm for a SpaceX launch yesterday.. did well in really low lighting (of course I didnt use it for the actual rocket) without a tripod.

My only thing with this is I've always heard it's better to by a used lens thats never been refurbished, but still used than a refurbished one. Just an IMO, miles vary I suppose.
I've never heard that a never-refurbed, used lens is preferred over a refurb, and I have been taking (mostly poor) pictures for 30+ years or so :-)
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Depending on your pain threshold, a new 10-20mm is going for $277 on Amazon right now.
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Tempting. How is the 10-20 image quality
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I'm unclear, about "limited compatibility", are the 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G IF VR and 40mm f/2.8G lenses compatible with the D5300?
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I'm unclear, about "limited compatibility", are the 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G IF VR and 40mm f/2.8G lenses compatible with the D5300?
They should be, both are DX lenses and missing aperature rings
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I'm unclear, about "limited compatibility", are the 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G IF VR and 40mm f/2.8G lenses compatible with the D5300?
You cannot turn VR off
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