Tele for D5100

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
Bernard Delley Senior Member • Posts: 1,737
Re: Tele for D5100
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Becksvart wrote:

Many thanks for your pieces of information. I tried to research the different versions and it seems (well photographylife writes) that af-p lenses are incompatible with older Nikon dSLRs including the D5100.

So perhaps the

Nikkor ai-s 300 4.5 or the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR ?

a good AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G VR , used from ebay, is the best choice in your case. Up to about 200mm it is a very sharp lens with even sharpness across the field. At its long end sharpness falls off a little, as with most zoom lenses. Think of it as a 200mm lens with a built in convenient tele-converter for the long end. This should come at less than 300$ .

long lens shooting from a car could be done with a AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6  lens. But this seems to be over the top with a modest D5100 body,

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