Why is 70-300 VR so cheap?

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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RobSouthOz Regular Member • Posts: 252
Re: Why is 70-300 VR so cheap?

All the reasons already stated, but the most obvious one not yet mentioned is it's variable aperture F5.6 at the long end. All the other glass you mention is constant F2.8 or F4 which is always much more expensive and bulkier.

The 70-300VR is excellent up to 200ish, but drops down to good at the 300 range generally speaking, though there always seems to be an exception come along on these forums whenever that's mentioned (some claim Excellent all the way through).

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