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Old Apr 4, 2006, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hi all

Can anyone tell me if this lens is any good and would it be worth it to upgarde from the 55-200mm kit lens that i allready have or would it be better to splash out a bit more cash on a better telephoto lens.

Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF Zoom Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Autofocus Lens

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Old Apr 4, 2006, 10:38 AM   #2
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Optically the 55-200 is probably a bit better. It is also faster focusing. 300mm is not a huge leap in reach over the 200mm...you will barely notice a difference, and the 70-300 is known to be soft at the extreme long end.
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Old Apr 4, 2006, 12:19 PM   #3
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thanks rjseeney

I'm glad this forum is here cuz you guys are big help.

I must admit i quite like the 55-200 lens that came with my D50 and the 18-55mm lens is great for indoor shots which i used the other day to take pics of my wife's artworkin very low light and it brought excellent results.

I like this D50 so much i am seriously considering selling my other 2 cameras and purchasing another D50 body has backup.

I just missed out on a sigma 50-500mm apo lens on ebay but it was second hand so no warranty so i reckon that was a good thing the cheapest ive seen it so far is for £638.00 including vat with 3yrs warranty. I have read some good things about this lens but i'm gonna need a tripod so if i do get one i'll will have to get myself a rucksack or something ha ha ha

once again thanks for all the info

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