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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 2 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Lens (Camera)
I have a D5100 with the 18-55mm kit lens, bought this as an extension to the kit lens and I'm so happy I did. The AF is not as noisy as the 18-55mm kit lens and I'm sure it's slightly quicker at focusing. I was considering buying the Sigma 70-300 due to the cheap price however decided to stick with Nikon. At time of buying I paid £195 which I think is really cheap, on average they sell secondhand for around £185 on eBay so only £10 more for a new one, happy days! Nice weight to the lens makes it feel good quality. Bought a 58mm Hoya UV filter to go with it as you should for every lens you buy. Only done test shots however ever at 300mm it looks tack sharp. If you're thinking of buy a larger zoom lens to go with your kit lens then I would highly recommend this one, I would get this over the Nikon 55-200 because the 55-300 has metal contacts whereas the 55-200 has plastic contacts like the kit lens, plus you get the extra 100mm so will be sharper at 200mm. Looking forward to using this for wildlife photography. If you have spare money and are thinking of buying one then stop messing about trying to decide on Sigma, Tamron or Nikon, just buy the Nikon, it will have the edge on the others and will be worth the extra few quid. Happy snapping.
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Initial post: 13 Apr 2015 20:58:09 BDT
ALEXANDRA M. says:
I just got the same lense as en extension to the kit too!
I can't wait to start using it especially for wild life which is my favourite!!! Thanks for sharing comments about it, they are very helpful lovely images too!!

Posted on 7 Jun 2015 06:42:15 BDT
Thanks for the helpful review, Simon. I see you have the D3100 - I have the D40. Will this lens work for me?

Posted on 3 Jan 2016 17:44:57 GMT
Howard R says:
Many thanks for a most helpful review -- and for taking the time and trouble to post those excellent images!

Posted on 16 Jan 2016 10:46:43 GMT
Gorgeous photos!!
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