Vr Lens

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  1. martin99

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    I cant decide between the 55-200 and 70-300 Nikon lens for my D40.

    Can anyone help!?

    cheers


    martin

    PS: Only other lens I have ATM is the 18-55.
     
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    what about an 18-200VR?
     
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    If you can afford it the image quality of the 70-300VR is supposedly worth it over the 55-200. The 55-200 is more compact but the 70-300 is more useful for wildlife and so-on, having quite a bit more reach.
     
  4. martin99

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    seems expensive when I have an 18-55 already, i also fancy 10-20 and a macro lens. so while cost is not the prime consideration it is important.
     
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    I've got the 70-300 VR and it's a very versatile lens :smashin: Will be taking it to Nurburgring this coming Friday for some Motorcycle action shooting where the 300 reach will help :smashin:.
     
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    Martin99 - What do you expect to shoot with the lens? - I had an 18-200mm for a while but found that 200mm wasn't enough for subjects such as zoo animals / ducks across the canal etc - I have a 70-300mmVR & it is very good but as you say quite a bit more than the 55-200mmVR - If you're happy you don't need/want the extra reach then go for the 55-200mm ... Paul ;)
     
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    mainly sports. One that does worry me is how good is the salt water resistance of these lenses? I spend a fair amout of time at the beach, Kayaking, surfing and fishing etc. and while I'll do my best to keep the lens dry, I've seen what the salt air can do to metal.
     
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    Don't get it wet! It might not look too cool but I'd even wrap it in a carrier bag on the beach when shooting there - There will of course be a "proper" waterproof cover you'll be able to buy - Maybe someone here can point you in the right direction (?)
    Paul ;)
     

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