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maharadhi 03-12-2013 07:24 PM

REFURB Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR for $339.95 with FS from Rakuten (via Adorama)
 
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Rakuten has Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Vibration Reduction Nikkor Lens (Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.) [rakuten.com] via Adorama for $359.95. Use coupon code GET20CE to get it for $339.95. Shipping is free and no tax for most states.

Click See All, then select refurbished to see the product under Adorama.

Thanks joefitzdotnet for the info!

Photozone.de review [photozone.de]

I would also get a 7-year warranty for $19.99

Mack warranty [beachcamera.com].

wikipost 03-12-2013 07:25 PM

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New high-performance 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor lens, featuring a new optical formula and Nikon Vibration Reduction (VRII) this new Zoom Nikkor is capable of producing images with clarity and contrast typically found in lenses costing much more. Comprising many of Nikon's most advanced features such as Nikon ExtraLow Dispersion (ED) glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and enhanced Vibration Reduction (VRII), internal focus (IF), as well as optics perfected for use with both Nikon DX format digital and 35mm filmSLR cameras, the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor is sure to appeal to a broad spectrum of Nikon photographers.

The Nikon 70-300mm is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Macro photography, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 70-300mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 70-300mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 70-300mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Strong construction to mention just a few.

Nikon 70-300mm Includes
  • LC-67 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-36 Lens Hood
  • CL-1022 Soft Lens Case
  • Nikon 90 Day USA Warranty

joefitzdotnet 03-12-2013 07:53 PM

or buy it through rakuten.com and use GET20CE for $339.95 AC
http://www.rakuten.com/pr/SellerL...6327&buy=1

$20 cheaper, plus rakuten still gives cashback at upromise.com.
buying direct from adorama would have given an extra year warranty with VIP, but buying with a CC does the same thing...

Gnemos 03-12-2013 10:45 PM

Most CC's don't extend warranties on refurbs.

DB327 03-13-2013 07:46 AM

i am not familiar with this vendor personally but i own this lens and purchased used and it was selling for more than this price. the only way you'll get this cheaper is MAYBE on ebay or in-person which can be sketchy...

I strongly recommend this lens at this price.

i use this on my DX some people have complaints about shooting wide open losing sharpness (slightly) on the edges but this is non-existent on a crop sensor and also gives a nice 450mm focal equiv to 35mm sensors... at 340 bucks, that's hard to beat! VR is a lifesaver, though you want to disable for long exposures and such. you can really notice through your viewfinder when the stabilization kicks in. shooting handheld @300mm/450mm with is no problem.

if you're looking for a tele-photo/supertelephoto on crop, this is the one! :wave:


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