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Old 09-28-2017, 09:06 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Joseph Cermak View Post
So it seems like either the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR or the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR are good options. Can anyone speak to the $400 difference, and if its worth making the initial investment with the more costly one or not? Is it that much better or what leads to the price difference? Thanks
If you are talking about the two versions of Nikon's 70-300mm FF zoom, I believe that the difference is more like $250. The older G-lens is just a hair under $500, which is less than what it sold for a few years ago. The newer E-lens is just under $750. I wouldn't even consider the old lens. AF is not that fast and VR is early technology. The new lens will be an improvement in both areas and is designed for the newer, higher resolution sensor cameras.

To me, the only options for a quality piece of glass are the 70-300E or the 70-200 f/4 G. The latter is considered a pro lens.
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