Buying 70-300mm lens for Nikon D5100. Which brand?

Started Dec 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
mosswings Veteran Member • Posts: 8,628
Re: Buying 70-300mm lens for Nikon D5100. Which brand?

All are good lenses, stay away from the older Nikkor 70-300 (you want the AF-S 70-300 f4.5-5.6 VR). The Tamron is rumored to be marginally sharper than the Nikkor at 300mm, but the Nikkor's, AF speed, VR, and build quality make for a more useful lens. If you want something lighter weight, similar in IQ to the Nikkor 70-300 but not as capable in AF and VR, consider the very reasonably priced Nikkor 55-300 DX.

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