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Old January 26th, 2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 AF / VR

Anybody using this? Found one for a good price. I want a little more zoom then my current 200mm.

I know this was designed for the 35mm, and the DSLR will make this more like a 400mm+.

Maybe I can borrow somebodies for a couple days prior to buying?
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Old January 27th, 2009, 10:31 AM   #2
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I have one, great lens. Shoot me out a pm
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Old January 27th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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I dont really know much about this lens, but the one thing i would say is this: You may want to look into something that starts around the 200mm range vs. 70mm. Only reason being, you already have 18-55, and 55-200 covered. Buying glass that covers 70-300 will eliminate the 200mm all together. If that's what you are looking to do then ignore me all together
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Old January 27th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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The 55-200mm is a better lens so I wouldn't say this eliminates it, but for cheap its nice to have that range.

Also, for the effective range on a Nikon you multiply by 1.5 since the sensor is 2/3 the size of 35mm film
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I use a Nikkor 18-200 VR on a D-80 with a SB-600. Best lens ever. I don't worry about getting dust in the camera on the trail.

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I've heard the 18-200mm can have some creep to it and I don't like that the long end is f/5.6
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I don't have any issues and I can live with the f/5.6. Might be differnt if I was getting paid for my photos?

These were all taken with the 18-200 VR on our last trip to Harlan in January.

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I have a Tamron 75-300mm that I use on my Minolta SLR and on my Sony DSLR. $139 was all I paid. I like it so much I bought 2.


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