How good is Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G lens

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    How good is this lens Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G lens. Nikon launched it last month I was consider buying a zooming lens can any one suggest me whether this one is good or not.
     
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    i am not sure it is available on the open market yet.

    They, meaning nikon, have several new lenses coming out this fall and i have requested my vendor let me know when they arrive so I can test them .If i remember correctly this may be in that group
     
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    K thanx I will look in to it.

    My budget is around $500 and I am comparing between Nikon 55-200mm and Nikon 55-300mm
     
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    the choice is obvious if you're deciding between these two. Why would you want less reach for not much of a price different.
     
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    You could also consider a used sigma 70-200 2.8 on ebay for a few more dollars, I see them go for ~550-600
     
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    Ok, thanks for the clarification. Given your stated budget and the 50% greater reach of the 55-300mm, I might suggest that the 70-300mm could still be a contender (B&H sells the new USA version for $519.95, refurbished for $399.95) but that's up to you.

    Right now the 55-200mm sells for $219 (new, USA version w/ full Nikon warranty) and the 55-300mm sells for $389 (whoo! $10 price drop!). In percentage terms, that's a considerable difference, which only gets larger if you consider that there are refurbished 55-200mm lenses available for even less ($144.95, at time of this post...used is even cheaper). All prices from B&H website...too lazy to post up links right now.
     
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