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Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5.6D AF

Review Date: Oct 10, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: I've owned this lens for 16+ years and it is still working fine. Picture quality is excellent.
autofucus can sometimes be slow ..or confused..

I was very surprised to run across any kind of review of this lens. I bought the non D version back around 1990 for the N6006 that I owned at the time. It was quite inexpensive but it fit my budget and the picture quality was just great.

I am now using it on my D200 and it still works great. I recently shot horses show jumping and the focus tracked them just fine. In situations where the autofucus does get confused I just make a quick switch to manual focus.

When I bought the lens many reviewers disliked the sliding zoom, but I have found that it can come in very handy when you need to zoom real fast during action shots. When I've done a very sudden zoom during continuous mode the focus and everthing kept up without a problem.

I don't know exactly what I did pay for the lens back in 1990 (around $150), but it has been a great value for the money.