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  1. Freddie0288

    Freddie0288 TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys..
    Im in the market for a Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Nikkor SLR Camera Lens

    Is it worth it??
    In a nutshell, I like to shoot family portraits, nature, landscapes, and automotive photography??

    Im gonna buy it on Amazon, and I have a D40..will it work out??

    C&C welcome..here a couple ive shot lately with my "stock" 18-55 lens.

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    THANKS!
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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It will work fine IF you buy the AF-S version (built-in focus motor). Older versions will work, but they will not auto-focus on your body.
     
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    You'll need the VR version, the $500 one, if you want Autofocus, otherwise, get the 55-200VR, much better lens.
     
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    The lens has gotten decent reviews on-line. I bought it with my D90 because there was $200 off with the camera purchase. It does have a great zoom capacity but I haven't used it much. I have a old Vivitar lens on my film SLR that went to 205mm and with a 2x multiplier to 410mm and it is OK as far as reach. With this new Nikon lens you can get a 450mm equivalent ... I don't know how much more reach I'll get with an additional 40mm but I do have times I need a longer zoom. I will say I did use my old Vivitar for nature (animal) photography a lot.
     
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    Thanks guys..what do you suggest to buy that is under $200..im on a short budget right now...=/
     
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    I would say look for a used lens if you need/want another lens. I was assuming that you were speaking of the newer version on the 70-300 which has VR and goes for over $500. From what I understand the older version isn't as good.
     
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    Tamron makes a 70-300 with the motor (but no VR) for under 200. I have it and it is pretty good, but it gets a little soft at 300. But I paid $125 new for it, so it is still a great lens for the price.
     
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    ^^thanks for the info Ross!Do you know if it would work for D40??
     
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    Yes, it would work on the D40.
     
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    MSnowy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have the Nikon's AF-S 70-300 mm VR on my D60 and really like it. check my link below, all of the picture were shot with this lens
     
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    thanks for help!
     
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    Don't buy anything until you've tried the 70-300 AF-S VR. The VR needs to be seen to be believed. I spent $450 on mine and, while it is very short for what I want, it's a good budget lens.

    Look through my photostream, most of the stuff there is done with it.
     

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