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Nikon Lens Price

3 Sep 2011 11:26PM
Daft question.

Looking at the Jessops website there is a marked difference in price between the 55-300mm lens and the 70-300mm lens.

Both the lenses have similar features VR, SWM as far as i can see.

Am i missing the point or losing the plot? I know i've had a few beers but can someone enlighten me please.

I'm looking for a 300mm zoom and at first glance the 55-300 would appear the better option. Am i wrong?



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3 Sep 2011 11:39PM
55-300 DX cameras only, slower focus, no instant manual focus over-ride.....objects that stay still
70-300 FX or DX quicker focus, instant manual focus over-ride, which is most of the extra cost....objects that may move....
3 Sep 2011 11:41PM
Ah! Thank you my friend. 55-300 it is then Tongue
4 Sep 2011 12:11PM
As posted above 70-300 is faster to focus and over-ride,i have the 55-300 nice lens images are fine sharp,but it is slow to focus if it is going from say 100-300mm if you are in the ball park ssay 250-300 then focus is ok use it as walk about lens and happy with results,get it from amazon or other shopo cheaper got mine for 220 at that price it is a steal just looked 299 in jessops.
4 Sep 2011 12:54PM
Hi i have a 70-300 and its only downfall is Nikon forgot to put a tripod mount on it,appart from that is a very good lens,
Look at other places than Jessops as prices vary quite a lot.
4 Sep 2011 1:02PM
Railcam 9 562 Scotland
4 Sep 2011 1:26PM
Hi i have a 70-300 and its only downfall is Nikon forgot to put a tripod mount on it,appart from that is a very good lens

I also have the 70-300 lens and it is fabulous for the price. The lack of a tripod mount is not too serious as it is such a light lens it is very stable using the camera tripod mount.
Railcam 9 562 Scotland
4 Sep 2011 4:53PM
I hit underline instead of quote in the above post.
5 Sep 2011 6:04PM
Forgiven Tongue
Railcam 9 562 Scotland
5 Sep 2011 8:28PM

Quote:Forgiven Tongue

Phew! So relieved

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