14 comments on “Lens Review–Nikon 70-210mm f/4 Series-E

  1. A more detailed review, which I also appreciate.

    Also, I second Angela on the water fountain photograph, nice composition and symmetry of walnut was also a standout.


    • I can definitely see this lens as being one to last. Cool you still have yours. And hey, if you get into the mirrorless camera game, maybe that lens will have new life again! :)

  2. Hi Mathew,

    I recently found this lens which belonged to my mother and it’s in perfect conditions. The issue I have is that I posses a Nikon D3100 and somehow the lens can’t be attached to my DSLR. Is there an adaptor to mount this lens?

    • Hello Alejo, that’s great you found a good copy of the lens. It’s also odd it will not mount. Assuming you have checked the lens mount as well as the camera mount for any burs/dents, I can’t think of any reason the lens would not mount on the camera, all Nikon lenses since the 60’s use the exact same F-mount.

      Keep in mind once you do mount it, it will not communicate with the camera, i.e. you have to expose and focus completely manually without metering. If something looks odd compared to my product photos feel free to shoot me an email with photos so I might be able to see what’s up with it. It’s definitely a lens you want to get in working order. :)

  3. I have such lens –Nikon 70-210mm f/4 Series-E for salell. It was not used ever. Anyone intresting to buy it? Please contact me by e-mail.

  4. you said it wont communicate with the camera and you have to focus manually. does that mean if im looking through my live view i wouldn’t be able to see where the focus was?

    • Hey Devan, when I say it will not communicate with the camera, I mean that there will be no digital information sent from the lens to the camera, so no EXIF info like focal length and aperture will be in the final image. However, all optical information of course passes through like it usually would and you can use your camera’s usual focusing abilities to see what’s going on in live view (focus peaking, magnification, etc.).

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