What is the difference?

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  1. photosoup guru

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    I see there are two different Nikon 70-300mm lenses for sale (all over the place).. I would like to know the differences between the two.. Thanks!

    Here is the more expensive one..
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    And here is the cheaper one (I got it on ebay for $99 US)
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    Will I be dissapointed with the quality of the second one?

    Thanks guys (and gals)
     
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    Ok, I should have done more research before asking... but I will post my findings on here just in case somebody else wants to know...

    The difference between the 70-300mm ED AF and the 70-300mmG AF lens is basically this;

    1. Mount on the ED is Metal, but is Plastic on the G, but saves weight.
    2. ED has an Aperture Ring, the G model does not.

    And then basically everything else is the same. (Some say sloppier mechanics, but for around $130 retail you can't go wrong! VS around $200-$300 for the ED).

    Since I am just beginning I see no reason to spend more than that on my first upgrade lens. I needed it quick for my trip to mexico this december! (Woohooo! lots of pics are a comin'!), and after blowing $2200 on my new setup (canadian)... I didn't want to spend much on an extra lens.

    Now that I have a zoom lens (waiting for it to be shipped...) I will be getting a prime lens :)

    So glad I went DSLR!

    EDIT: FYI, the G version will not work properly with a non AF camera...
     

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