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Old Jul 17, 2011, 7:32 PM   #11
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Would this lens be a waste..just how much more do u get between the 200mm and 300mm??

I saw this lens
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon???
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 8:49 PM   #12
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There's always the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED http://en.nikon.ca/Nikon-Products/Pr....6G-IF-ED.html

I have one of those and it's great. Not quite the reach of the 150-500mm but much lighter.
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 8:55 PM   #13
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The Sigma isn't stabilized and won't auto-focus on a D5100. I had one and traded it in on the Nikkor 70-300mm when it came out to get the VR.
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 9:05 PM   #14
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maybe that would be a better fit for the animal and landscape pics
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 9:16 PM   #15
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Check out the lens simulator at http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens...ator/index.htm
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 6:53 PM   #16
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OK Bob...I was able to send back the 18-200mm Nikon lens for a refund..Still looking for a good 300mm lens..I saw this one..
Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD VC


Any suggestions either Tamron or Nikon...I only now have the original kit..18-55mm

If anyonelse has any suggestions please chime in..Thanks..
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 7:12 PM   #17
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I also found this one..
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical IF

$479 after a $150 rebate
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 9:04 PM   #18
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I still recommend the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED http://en.nikon.ca/Nikon-Products/Pr....6G-IF-ED.html
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Old Sep 16, 2011, 2:23 AM   #19
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I used a Sigma 150-500 with great success on my nonAFn 5D2 before I got rid of it.
I then tried one on my Nikons and did not like the results.
I used a Sigma 50-500 on a D2 years ago and heard that the newest version is supposed to be a lot better on a Nikon than the 150-500.
You might also try a used 80-400 Nikkor but you will have to manually focus it on a D5100.
We've been expecting an AF-S upgrade for several years now.

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Old Sep 27, 2011, 9:30 PM   #20
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I have the new Sigma 150-500mm that is stabilised and works great on the D5100, but now I have upgraded to the D7000 and lovin every minute of it !! Now I have beauty, speed and still the reach wit the 500. I think if I was to start over, I would get the 50-500, would skip one lens in the bag for those hiking trips !

Pic with D5100 and Sigma 150-500
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