Sub 1000$ options for 70-300 range

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raunak Regular Member • Posts: 175
Sub 1000$ options for 70-300 range


I am looking for a decent lens that covers the 70-300mm range for generic use while travelling. I see that there is no such lens on current Nikon Z mount roadmap yet so trying to see what are the existing options out there. Here is what I need -

- 70-300 mm coverage (I am ok with F/4 at the wide end to F/5 to 5.6 at 300 mm)
- Covers FX
- Decent enough center sharpness at 300 mm F/5.6. No concerns if the corners are poor wide open at 300 mm.
- Sub 1000 US$ price range.

Now, I know that one (and probably the best option from Nikon) answer to this would be the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E lens + FTZ adapter.

But before I pull the trigger on this, just wanted to know from you folks about any other options, including third party ones, that you have experience with on your own Z cameras. Can I do better than the Nikon 70-300 AF-P at this price?



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