18-200 or 70-300 VR with D7100?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
mosswings Veteran Member • Posts: 8,512
Re: Tough call

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:


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:


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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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