Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm VR or AF 70-300mm NON VR

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  1. Mitch D60

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    Which should I get? The 70-300 is only $200 (Canada) and the 55-200mm with VR is $300. If I go for the 70-300mm I'll get a farther focal length, but what are the cons?
     
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    Get the 55-200 with VR without a doubt (in my opinion anyway). If you want the 70-300 save up and get the one with VR or the Sigma 18-250 OS HSM.
     
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    doesn't the 70-300 have a longer zoom, sorry I'm new.
     
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    100mm more, but it's not as much of a difference as you might think. Unless you're shooting with a tripod all the time I'd highly recommend VR (Nikon) or OS (Sigma).

    Besides that though, there are optics differences between them that make the 55-200 better than the non-VR 70-300 which is why I never bothered with it.

    I don't think I've ever read a bad comment about the 55-200 VR but I've read lots of negative comments about the non VR 70-300.

    I guess it really comes down to your needs and how you'll use it.
     
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    thanks, I'll go for the 55-200
     
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    I think you'll be pleased, enjoy!
     

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