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    This lens is reasonably small and not heavy and has Nikon build quality unlike the series E which are junk inside where you can not see it. 70/150 E suffers from or will suffer from zoom creep from the amateur construction.

    Funny but those E series like the 75-150/3.5 and 100/2.8 are some sharp "junk" lenses. The zoom creep on the 75-150 is very sample dependent--some are quite loose while others not so much. Nikon's longer one-touch tele zooms could develop the same problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    Funny but those E series like the 75-150/3.5 and 100/2.8 are some sharp "junk" lenses. The zoom creep on the 75-150 is very sample dependent--some are quite loose while others not so much. Nikon's longer one-touch tele zooms could develop the same problem.
    I have an AI-converted 1974-ish 80-200/4.5 that has the same problem. It was a common eventuality for one-touch zooms of the day.

    It's easily corrected with an elastic band, if one needs to shoot on a tripod pointing up or down.
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    I recommend a good 50mm lens and steady use of your feet. The ultimate zoom.
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    I picked up a 35-105 f/3.5-4.5 macro today in like new condition. I'll give it a try and see how I like it.
    I have heard that lots of folks who are using the new Canon mk5's like this lens to shoot video because the color rendition is so nice???Have any of you heard of this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdsanika View Post
    Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.5 Ai (72mm filter), an excellent mid range zoom for about $100
    I picked one of these up for pennies as it's bruised and battered. The image quality is nothing to write home about but there's certainly nothing problematic... The fixed aperture is a great advantage too, and the range should cover everything provided you move towards your subject.

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