Autofocus on Nikon AF-S 70-300 VR stops working periodically

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fpapp
fpapp Contributing Member • Posts: 768
Re: Autofocus on Nikon AF-S 70-300 VR stops working periodically

I would return the lens for a refund.

Since you are using small DX bodies, you might want to consider the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

It's cheaper, smaller, and lighter than than the AF-S 70-300. The only drawback is the auto focus is slower and it doesn't have instant manual focus override. Probably not a big deal unless you are shooting fast action in which case there are better options than either lens.

If you shop around, the 55-300 can often be found in excellent condition for under $200!

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Nikon Coolpix A1000 Nikon D500 Nikon D5600 Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF +48 more
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