Nikon 70-300 or Tamron 70-210

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  1. Derrel

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    We really cannot be of much help in making your decision.It is really _your_ decision and you know best what you really want and what would be best for you. You do not mention if you currently have an FX Camera or a DX camera, nor if you plan to use the lens on an FX Camera in the future. Both types of lenses exist for a reason.


     
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    Thank you all for your input!
    I can honestly say it has been a great help so far :).

    The idea of getting the tamron 35-150 has crossed my mind, but then again, I have the sigma 18-35 1.8
    So The 35mm range I would prefer to use my sigma anyway.
    Then I saw the great price of the tamron 70-210, and decided that's a better choice.

    I wrote to a local store who has both the tamron 70-210 and nikon 70-300 afp DX version Used.
    I might try to get both of those instead of the Nikon 70-300 fx.
    I can have it for 600Eur.

    In the end I can still sell one of them If I'm not happy.

    Then I am covered for lower light situations and have a lighter travel lens for birds as well !
     
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    Alright,
    So I talked to a local camera dealer, and I am able to trade my nikon 16-80 for a used tamron 70-210 and a used nikon 70-300 fx!
    No extra money involved. So I'm excited, hopefully I can pick it up later this week.
    I will make comparisons and keep the one I prefer :).
     
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    :eek: I would keep the 16-80/2.8-4, that is a GOOD lens.
    But if the longer lens is of more value to you, the trade makes sense.

    Warning, with both lenses in your hands, you may end up keeping both. :confused:
    I have similarly overlapping lenses. Each does what the other can't do well, so I keep them.
    If you are disciplined you may be able to get past that, and sell one.
     
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    I use the Sigma 18-35 so much more than the Nikon 16-80, Don't get me wrong, it is a amazingly good lens, but I tend to only use it at 16-24mm and 70-80mm (and feeling sometimes out of reach).
    So for me it makes sense to just keep the incredible sigma and get a 70-210/300 lens :)
    +, If I want VR for landscapes, I still have the Nikkor 10-20mm lens, small, light and great :D

    And maybe I will keep both :D
    The 70-210 will be better for people/events I assume.
    and the 70-300 for travelling.
    But, I will test both, the feeling, the range, the VR strength, etc...
    And I will try to let you guys know :)
     
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    Sleeper means a very good lens know one talks about. Value. AF-P is a good choice if you have a DX camera. You never did say the model of your camera.
     
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    Alright, thanks for letting me know!
    I will be using a Nikon D7500
     
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    Consider the "value" of the 16-80 if your dealer is willing to give you two lenses for one...
     
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    The slang term; "sleeper" means a terrific item (lens, car, etc.) that nobody talks about, but is actually something that will "blow the doors off" of your car.

    In this case; the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-300 f/ 45.-5.6 G ED VR IF is somewhat older, thus not widely promoted, but is better than you might have guessed.
     
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    Another "sleeper": the AF 180mm f /2.8 ED. Not the AF-D but the older AF model. This lens is not an AFS model, and so it works best with a camera which has an in-body focusing motor D61_0981_converted_180mm AF-D.JPG

    DSC_5104_Aug 6 proofs.JPG
     
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