NIKKOR 55-300 VR or NIKKOR 70-300 VR?
hidden drummer wrote:
I have read many forums on this but still not able to decide which one should i go for. I have a NIKON D3100
As I can understand
1. AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR- is a newer lense and is lighter
2.AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (4.3x)- is older one and is a little heavier and bigger.
Other than this can anyone advise on the technical and photographic sides in comparing these two and help in selecting one between them?
I have used the 70-300 for several years on my D50 then D90 and am quite pleased with it; with the exception of it's weight...
Images are a bit soft out near 300 mm but with VR and care, they are quite satisfactory. The lens is sized for full frame so a significant amount of the image circle is wasted on DX, but...the center area is sharper anyway, so there is a positive tradeoff, in my opinion.
VR is quite effective.
I have no experience with the 55-300 but have read of disappointing performance at the long end...
That lens is less expensive and lighter.