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|03-13-2013 08:04 AM|
However, adding the sellers into the mix, this is a gray market item, which is not worth getting. Nikon USA will never service this lens, even if you pay them. Since the 55-200mm VR you posted is Nikon USA refurbished, from a Nikon USA authorized seller, that makes your choice very easy. Get that one.
|03-13-2013 04:16 AM|
|wfumike||How do you know its gray market?|
|03-12-2013 09:57 PM|
|atrocitythug||Did a fair amount of research on Mack warranty's in the past & they are a waste of money & is a rip off.|
|03-12-2013 08:52 PM|
|03-12-2013 08:47 PM|
I was just about to buy this refurbished lens on ebay for $120. Nikon AF-S 55-200mm f4-5.6G DX VR Reconditioned Lens http://www.ebay.com/itm/350737719...143
Now I'm wondering if I should get this one new from Rakuten instead?
Edit- Looks like the 55-200 comes out to $114.99
|03-12-2013 08:34 PM|
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Lens for $224.99 AC at Rakuten.com
Rakuten has brand new Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Lens for $244.99. Use coupon code GET20CE to get it for $224.99. Shipping free and no tax for most states.
It appears to be gray market item, so it is good idea to get 7-year warranty for $19.99.
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens is a compact 5.5x zoom lens for DX-format D-SLR cameras. Its equivalent focal length in FX-format is 82.5-450mm. This lens is an excellent choice for travel, landscapes, portraits, and distant subjects. The lens focuses to 4.6' at every focal length - this versatility ensures stunning close-up shots of subjects near and far.
The VR II image stabilization allows you to handhold the camera at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and stable video capture. Other features include the silent wave motor for quiet accurate autofocusing, and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm that offers stunning out-of-focus highlights (bokeh). The lens elements have been treated with Nikon's Super Integrated Coating - an optical lens coating process that maximizes light transmission while enhancing clarity and contrast. All of these world-class features add up to the AF-S 55-300 being an ideal lens for traveling or shooting close to home.