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Old Mar 22, 2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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I am looking for a good functional telephoto lens for my Nikon D-50. I have a wide angle Tokina 12-24, and am very pleased with it and the camera also. I would have bought this before my S2IS Canon if I had known the difference and ease of use. Any thoughts on a good telephoto, without distortion,not real heavy,from experienced owners, I would love to get feedback before I make the purchase. Thanks so much!
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Old Mar 23, 2006, 7:07 AM   #2
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If you're looking for a solid, inexpensive lens without decent performance (cheap and outstanding rarely go together when describing lenses) there are two very good choices. The 55-200 is a solid performer as is the 80-200 f/4.5-5.6d. The latter is a great bargain, at around $100 used. It has a bit better build quality, but is a little slower focusing and heavier. I would only use the 70-300 if you absolutely need the extra reach.
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