18-200 or 70-300 VR with D7100?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
razormac Senior Member • Posts: 1,061
Re: 18-200 or 70-300 VR with D7100?

Not really meaning to trash the 18-200.  After all, I have it and use it on my D5000. And, honestly, not sure I can really see that much difference in performance between it and the 70-300 on my D5000.

Instead of cheap tires I should have said like putting all-season radials on a sports car. You get greater flexibility and usefulness in a broader range of situations, but at the cost of ultimate performance. I just believe if you are going to pop for the top of the line DX camera (and I know there is some debate on whether the D7100 is the top DX) you should match it with the best lenses you can afford.

Honestly, if I didn't aready have the 70-300 I would pass on both and go for the 70-200 f4

 razormac's gear list:razormac's gear list
Nikon 1 V2 Nikon D610 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED +13 more
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