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Old 04-23-2013, 09:57 AM
broadleaf35 broadleaf35 is offline
L4: Apprentice
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Bought this lens a few weeks ago refurbished for $99 plus shipping for my D7000. Great compliment to the 18-55 DX VR lens, just a tad heavier, and you'll enjoy the "reach" you get with this lens. I've been able to crop decent to excellent photos of an eagle's nest nearby. I took it on a whale watching trip here in Alaska the other day and noticed that the handful of other people with Nikon cameras had 55-200's as well, so its definitely a popular lens. I also carry my three lenses (have the 35mm 1.8 prime as well) and camera in a lowepro slingshot 102 camera bag for hiking and, while its a snug fit in the bag pockets, its no problem at all to carry. If you use it good conditions as intended (daylight outdoors, good light indoors, tripod and/or flash for semi low light), you should get great results. Try it. If you don't like it, sell it for the same cost back on ebay.