18-200 or 70-300 VR with D7100?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
mosswings
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Re: Tough call
In reply to Patco, Apr 18, 2013

Patco wrote:

mosswings wrote:

harpo95993 wrote:

The Nikon Outlet store has refurbished 70-300s for $299 right now.

Not that one...that's the much older "D" version without the AF-S motor and inferior optics.

As harpo already said, the refurbished 70-300mm at $299 is the newest AF-S VR lens:

http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/nikonusa/en_US/pd/ThemeID.27720500/productID.213464000

We're talking about the "G" version.

Careful with the naming simplification - the "G" version of the 70-300mm (without the added AF-S and VR designations) is a $170 lens of questionable quality:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/1928/AF-Zoom-NIKKOR-70-300mm-f%252F4-5.6G.html

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Patco
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Quite right.  The refurb in question is the desired AF-S VR G that retails for about $589.  The $170 lens is the inferior version I was thinking of.  I screwed up.

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