18-300 to replace my 16-85 + 70-300 ? Please advise.

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18-300 to replace my 16-85 + 70-300 ? Please advise.
Sep 2, 2012

Hello guys,

I hope somneone here who has had experience with these 3 lenses might help me decide. The 16-85 + 70-300 are usually my all-around lenses on my D7K, sometimes with the addition of Tokina 12-24. I am contemplating the option of replacing these two lenses in favor of the new 18-300. This is of course after reading quite favorable reports about this lens. Alas, in my country it is impossible to take a new lens, try it and return it back to the store if you are not happy. Hence, I need to be absolutely sure before I invest 1250 $ (in my country...) in this lens.

My main concern, besides the extra reach of course, is the I.Q. I had marvelous photos taken by both the 16-85 and 70-300 and would hate to make a compromise on that. I would prefer to carry on carrying these two lenses instead of losing I.Q. for light traveling...

Thus, I would appreciate very much if someone who has used these 2 lenses and moved to the 18-300 can shed some light on this issue and share his/her experience.
Thank you very much for your time.
Shmuel ( http://pbase.com/acumedico )
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