'G' lens for Nikon .. [I posted d80 info kit offer]
Okay I went through page after page and called several places today and this has sounded like the best deal. I asked several times about the type of lens because it seemed almost too good. This is the package I found most interesting but want to know about the G lens listed. Is anyone familar with it? It appears to me like it may be an older model of lens. The person on the phone didn't go into any detail about it.
This is what the additional info read on the G lens..
" A key design element considered that the newest Nikon SLR models have built-in aperture control (via the Command Dial), and therefore do not require that the lens have an aperture control ring. With this point in mind, the G lenses omit the aperture ring, resulting a llighter and more compact lens."
I asked in a couple different ways about the different ways the other lens read - AFS ED-IF, or ED IF VR [I read several off the list on the ad page]in Popular Photography Oct Issue. BTW in that ad it did not list any letters after the 70 -300 and I think just AFS on the 18 - 135 mm. It could be because teh page listing was very small...but anyway...what do you think? Would it be worth my time to buy a newer lens model with the aperture ring?
List Price: $1,999.99
Our Price: $1,299.99
You Save $700.00!
Product Code: NKD80NK1813570300GB4
The following items are included FREE with this product:
1 of Digital Camera Carrying Case ($89.99 value!)
1 of 5 Piece Lens Cleaning Kit ($29.99 value!)
1 of Full Size Tripod ($89.99 value!)
1 of Nikon Zoom Telephoto Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens - Black ($249.99 value!)
1 of Nikon D80, 10.2 Megapixel, SLR Digital Camera with Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens ($1,305.99 value!)
1 of 4GB SD Memory Card ($329.99 value!)
1 of Step Down Ring 67-62 ($9.99 value!)
1 of Compact Flash Card Reader ($79.99 value!)
1 of Hi-Res 3 Piece Filter Kit ($149.99 value!)
1 of Flash for Nikon Cameras ($149.99 value!)
1 of Table Top Tripod ($29.99 value!)
1 of Hi-Res Wide Angle Conversion Lens ($299.99 value!)
1 of Hard Shell Case ($149.99 value!)