Newbie Nikon Lens Suggestions

Started Jun 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
RRowlett Regular Member • Posts: 252
Re: Newbie Nikon Lens Suggestions

MyWebGuy wrote:

OK, let's start over and pretend that I already have a Nikon D3200 and am looking for a good inexpensive lens to expand the range.

What are your opinions of the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF VR Telephoto Lens ($589). Might you have other suggestions for lenses in that approximate price range (under $1000) and why would they be better than the one noted.

The 70-300 VR is just outstanding for the price. Lots of reach on a DX body. Out of doors you should be able to get good shutter speeds by cranking up the ISO a little, with good image quality. ISO 800 should be very good on the current crop of 24 Mpixel Nikon sesors. Even higher may still be OK. The VR may help with your unstable shooting platform (or not, but you have it available.)

VR won't neutralize subject motion, just shooter motion. To do better with image quality, you have to spend a LOT more.


 RRowlett's gear list:RRowlett's gear list
Nikon Coolpix A900 Nikon D100 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF +6 more
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