Need advice re long telephoto lenses

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Need advice re long telephoto lenses
In reply to Arijit Banerjee, Jan 30, 2013

Arijit Banerjee wrote:  Don't write off the 55-300mm. It is an excellent lens and I have had fun times with my DA L version! and it is way better than anything else (those 70-300mm s on offer) of its class.

I agree that the DA 55-300mm is a better lens than the Sigma and Tamron 70-300's, but it does not qualify as excellent. I like the punchy IQ very much, but I only carry it when I don't expect to have to crop too hard. It's very good for general use, but not birding, where hard cropping is almost always necessary.

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