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Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II Vibration Reduction Lens (Refurbished)

xis 109 May 22, 2013 at 07:16 PM in Free Shipping (4) More Adorama Deals
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Promoted 05-23-2013 at 08:56 PM View Original Post
Adorama has Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II Vibration Reduction Lens (Refurbished) for $209 with free shipping. Thanks xis

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Edited May 23, 2013 at 07:17 AM by BostonGirl
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II Vibration Reduction Lens - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.

It was $214 yesterday, now it is $209 plus free shipping and no tax in CA! nod

http://www.adorama.com/NK55300VRR.html


Nikon 55-300mm Includes
  • HB-57 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • LC-58 Snap-on Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • CL- 1020 Ballistic Nylon Soft Lens Case
  • Nikon 90 Day USA Warranty
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Last Edited by skardem May 25, 2013 at 08:52 PM
http://www.rakuten.com/pr/SellerL...5855&buy=1

From andorama with code memorial

$209 + $41.80 in superpoints

d600 refurb with code memorial

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#4
Nice find. Thanks!

No tax for Texas.
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#5
i just bought this last week on amazon used like new...been 10 days still hasnt come >.< got it for 220
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#6
Good price.

Same price via Rakuten, if you want to spend some points you've earned.

http://www.rakuten.com/pr/SellerL...5855&buy=1

Adorama via Ebay sells for the same price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-55-...5aef8301a2
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How does this compare to the 55-200 VRII? I'm finding that I could really use that little extra reach. I mostly shoot in the noon day sun, so the 70-200 VRII is super overkill for me. Plus I'm shooting with a 5100, so crop anyway.
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Quote from lilrabbit129 View Post :
How does this compare to the 55-200 VRII? I'm finding that I could really use that little extra reach. I mostly shoot in the noon day sun, so the 70-200 VRII is super overkill for me. Plus I'm shooting with a 5100, so crop anyway.
the 55-200 doesnt have VRII. It has the original VR. Optically the lenses are very similar in IQ. Only difference is the reach.
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Quote from SDreseller View Post :
the 55-200 doesnt have VRII. It has the original VR. Optically the lenses are very similar in IQ. Only difference is the reach.
this, and 55-300 has a metal mount while 55-200 has a plastic one
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Quote from lilrabbit129 View Post :
How does this compare to the 55-200 VRII? I'm finding that I could really use that little extra reach. I mostly shoot in the noon day sun, so the 70-200 VRII is super overkill for me. Plus I'm shooting with a 5100, so crop anyway.
Well, the 70-200mm (both the f/4 version annd f/2,.8 version) doesn't have any extra reach over your lens. Just a larger aperture for blurring backgrounds, and full pro image quality at all apertures. The 55-300mm is very similar to the 55-200mm vr, just with extra reach, if you're on a budget. The only better choices for a longer budge zoom at sub $500 is the tamron 70-300mm vc which is optically better and also has very fast focusing.
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Quote from lilrabbit129 View Post :
How does this compare to the 55-200 VRII? I'm finding that I could really use that little extra reach. I mostly shoot in the noon day sun, so the 70-200 VRII is super overkill for me. Plus I'm shooting with a 5100, so crop anyway.
I have both lenses and using on a D5100. 55-200 is easier to carry because of the light weight, but feels bit plasticky. With metal mount, 55-300 feels more sturdy, but it weighs a lot more than 200mm. If weight is a deciding factor, 55-200 is good choice.

I can't see any difference in image quality (to my untrained eyes may be) in both lenses.

AF is bit faster on 55-200mm but not good for fast action (sports/ kids/ birds). 55-300 mm focusing is slow and searches for focus at 300mm focal length. But extra 100mm reach is useful.

I use 55-300 mostly and planning to sell 200mm.
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I am in the market for a zoom lens and this sounds perfect for my d5100. How good is the price ? How low does the price go for this zoom lens ?
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Hey ppt,

I took your recommendation on buying the 50mm 1.8g for my D3100 and I love it so thanks a bunch. Sometimes I find that it's a little cramped for what I mostly shoot so I'm back for your advise again. Do you think this lens would be better suited for wide angle shots with better quality compared to the standard 18-55mm VR lens that originally came with the camera? What are your thoughts, buddy?
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Whatsamatteru,

FWIW, a 50mm prime is for a full frame camera, but DX formats, you'll need a 35mm prime.

As for wide angle shots, you want a wider angle lens, not a zoom, so your 18-55 would be better for wide angle shots, but you may want to look at some non-nikkor lenses that are sub-500 and are around 12mm-24mm or 10-24mm from Sigma and Tamron. But APC-C camera aren't that great for wide-angle since the crop turn a 10mm to effectively a 15mm (hence the need for a 35mm prime to equate to an 50mm on a full frame.
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Quote from whatsamatteru View Post :
Hey ppt,

I took your recommendation on buying the 50mm 1.8g for my D3100 and I love it so thanks a bunch. Sometimes I find that it's a little cramped for what I mostly shoot so I'm back for your advise again. Do you think this lens would be better suited for wide angle shots with better quality compared to the standard 18-55mm VR lens that originally came with the camera? What are your thoughts, buddy?
Quote from aznatama View Post :
Whatsamatteru,

FWIW, a 50mm prime is for a full frame camera, but DX formats, you'll need a 35mm prime.

As for wide angle shots, you want a wider angle lens, not a zoom, so your 18-55 would be better for wide angle shots, but you may want to look at some non-nikkor lenses that are sub-500 and are around 12mm-24mm or 10-24mm from Sigma and Tamron. But APC-C camera aren't that great for wide-angle since the crop turn a 10mm to effectively a 15mm (hence the need for a 35mm prime to equate to an 50mm on a full frame.
Agreed with aznatama.

55-300 is a telephoto, not a wide angle. Suggested Sigma and Tamron are good choices for wide angle lenses.

50mm 1.8g is great for outdoors, but indoors it would feel cramped. (on crop sensors, it becomes 75mm equivalent). 35mm prime is better for indoors.

Quote from cnganesh View Post :
I am in the market for a zoom lens and this sounds perfect for my d5100. How good is the price ? How low does the price go for this zoom lens ?
Good price for this lens. If you're not worried about the extra 100mm, you can get away with 55-200 and save some money. 55-200 (refurbished) has been on sale for $100 recently and usually is ~$130.
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