I own an older version of this lens or actually its newer but I bought it a long time ago. It’s the same lens without the aperture ring. The G lens version. Unfortunately the digital connectors that talk to the camera stopped working. I’m also not able to use the G version manually on my film cameras since it doesn’t have an aperture ring.
I stumbled upon this lens. Looks almost identical but it has the aperture ring! I can use it on my older film cameras too! With the added benefit that if the digital connectors crap out I can use it manually; It has the aperture ring.
So far this lens is pretty nice. I’m happy with it. I used it to photograph the lunar eclipse and despite the weather being bad and getting some blurry photos, It was a pleasure to use. The lens is sharp and has nice colors.
NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6 D
It's made in Japan and I got it for $100 so I’m very happy with this lens.