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Old Mar 6, 2013, 9:37 AM   #11
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I wouldn't go quite that far. SLRGear.com did objective test results on both the 55-300 DX and the 70-300 FX lenses, and on a DX body, the 70-300 has less distortion and vignetting, and while it does have more chromatic aberration than the 55-300, it's sharper throughout its zoom range.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 4:08 PM   #12
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I wouldn't go quite that far. SLRGear.com did objective test results on both the 55-300 DX and the 70-300 FX lenses, and on a DX body, the 70-300 has less distortion and vignetting, and while it does have more chromatic aberration than the 55-300, it's sharper throughout its zoom range.
so for a 5100 DX camera the 55-300 would seem to be a better choice than for an fx camera. If I had known I'd eventually buy a D600, I would have bought the 70-300 instead.
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so for a 5100 DX camera the 55-300 would seem to be a better choice than for an fx camera. If I had known I'd eventually buy a D600, I would have bought the 70-300 instead.
Well, yes, for a 'Full Frame' camera, one shouldn't even consider the 55-300. And for a DX body, the 55-300 is attractive, but the 70-300 is better optically.
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