First outing with D610 / 28-300mm VR combo = Love.

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Tom_Bruno
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Re: First outing with D610 / 28-300mm VR combo = Love.
In reply to amobi, 4 months ago

amobi wrote:

Nice shots. I never really considered this lens until now looking at your images.. I'm wondering if $400 is a good price for a used copy that looks like new. My co-worker tried to sell me one last week and I told him that I need to think about.

I've been using the 28-300 for two years on my D800E. I love it.

At first I was afraid of this lens, because some reviewers dismissed it as just a walkaround, not good for "real" photos, has this and that flaw, etc. Then I heard Scott Kelby rave about it on his travel tutorial, he says it's all he uses for traveling (that's in his pre-Canon days.) Bob Krist loves it too, and Trey Ratcliff as do others. Check a few reviews:

http://scottkelby.com/2012/im-back-from-2-12-days-in-havana-cuba/

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/nikon-28-300-review/

http://www.hossedia.com/reviews/review-nikon-28-300-vr-ii/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1527131@N22/discuss/72157634471193181/

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3237004#forum-post-42030713

http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2010/09/21/the-nikon-28-300vr-beyond-my-expectations/

Sure, the holy trinity outperform this lens, but it can be hard to tell, after a bit of skillful PP.  And it's just one lens.  Grab it and go.  For demanding situations, you can use a finer lens.

Look at Fletch's photos above, and some of the linked examples.  The 28-300 in capable and creative hands (like Fletch's, who was kind enough to share his shots), is hard to beat.

Buy it.  You won't regret it.

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