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Nikon F/Sigma/Tamaron lens VFM suggestion for N1-J5 with dumb adapter

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    Hi friends,

    What I have - Nikon 1 J5, 10-30mm, 30-110mm, Fotodiox Nikon F to N1 Dumb Adapter, 50" travel tripod

    I graduated from an Olympus SP565UZ with 20X zoom and I am missing the zoom in my current set up.
    However, the prohibitive price of N1 70-300mm, I am looking towards Nikon F lenses, by making use of my dumb adapter. I am aware that the auto focus and other electronic assistance cannot be utilized with the the dumb adapter and that I need to make use of M mode when using the adapter. (No plans to buy the costly FT-1 as well)
    Would need your valuable suggestions in selecting a pure manual F mount lens 300mm or higher. I do not wish to spend cash on lenses with AF, VR etc which cannot be fully utilized. Any value for money options in Nikon F/Sigma/Tamaron?

    Thanks in advance, cheers
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    Welcome to the forum,i will for now talk about some Nikon lenses that are out there.

    The first is the Nikon 300 f4.5 as bellow,this is possibly not a very good lens,ime including images to avoid confusion

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    Then there is the later version which i understand is a very good lens for its time

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    Another alternative i dont know much about is an early Nikon 100-300

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    You may be better though going for a lens that includes a tripod bush like the second one, i will add to this over the next few days if i think of any thing

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    Some possible sigma options

    400mm f5.6

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    135-400 Sigma

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    You will see a lot like this in black or white versions that use T2 mounts forget them they are rubbish.

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    You may have more choice if you buy a Canon FD to Nikon 1 dumb adapter and look at Canon FD lenses they do a 300mm and a 100-300mm amongst others.
     
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    Oh i forgot to say avoid mirror lenses as below.

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    Thanks for the posts, Mike. Will scout thru the forum for few days. Will come back to you once a model is identified, for your opinion.
     
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    This Tamron 300mm SP had a good reputation in its day,you could at one time get a tripod mount for it.

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    Oh Mike, you find really everything, stunning.
     
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    Mike,

    Is there any F mount Nikkor 70-300 lens with manual aperture control, which I could use with the dumb adaptor?
    Will I be able to use the 'AF FX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Zoom Lens' without aperture ring on my N1 J5 with the dumb adaptor?
    I understand that manual focus can be done, but how do i adjust aperture, since the lens has no apt ring and the camera is supposed to adjust it via contacts? Being in India, I do not have the options of ordering one and returning after testing, at my will. Hence asking for your inputs.

    Cheers
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    I dont think that one will,ifeel you would need to look at the D versions of nikon lenses,the down side to these would be they dont have a focus motor in them so would not AF if you bought a DX Nikon body later in the D5*** or D3*** range.


    Ime not sure they even made a 70-300 in the D range, something like the Nikon 100-300 should.
     
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    This one may work 75-300

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