Buying 70-300mm lens for Nikon D5100. Which brand?

Started Dec 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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darklamp Senior Member • Posts: 3,567
Consider also the Nikon 55-300 VR

The Nikon 55-300 VR is a much overlooked lens. It's arguably a better match ( weight and coverage ) to the D5300 and it's reported to be quite sharp at the 300mm end.

A few reviews :

http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1359

http://www.bythom.com/nikkor-55-300mm-DX-lens-review.htm

http://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-55-300mm-vr

I would also not ignore the 55-200 VR.  It's a a relatively minor crop from 200mm to 300mm.

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