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yalerd

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yalerd Registered since 23rd Mar 2010
Tue 23-Mar-10 11:26 AM

Hi guys,

I have a Nikon D3000 with a 18-55mm lens and I'm looking into getting a new lens, something with a more zoom capability.

Any suggestions on what should I look at? Was looking on the 55-200mm since it "starts" where my lens "ends" and I've ready it's a nice combo but would really like some help on deciding for one

Thanks for your help!

WD4MLA

Sylva, US
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#1. "RE: Nikon D3000 plus lenses" | In response to Reply # 0

WD4MLA Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Tue 23-Mar-10 02:59 PM

I would look at the Nikon 70-300VR, considered one of the best consumer zooms. I don't think you will miss the small gap between your lens and 70mm. You will gain an extra 100mm on the long end as well.

This lens is very sharp and a Nikonian favorite!

Jerry Jaynes
Great Smoky Mountains
of North Carolina

http://www.flickr.com/photos/by_jerry_jaynes/

MEMcD

US
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#2. "RE: Nikon D3000 plus lenses" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Tue 23-Mar-10 06:51 PM | edited Tue 23-Mar-10 10:47 PM by MEMcD

Hi Francis,

The 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR DX is good lens at a very low price point. I would recommend getting the VR version as the longer the focal length the more useful VR will be.
If you can stretch your budget, the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR is significantly better: Optical Quality, Build Quality, Range, ect...
You will not miss the range between 55-70mm very much at all.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

Asgard

East Frisia, DE
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#3. "RE: Nikon D3000 plus lenses" | In response to Reply # 0

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Tue 23-Mar-10 09:43 PM

Yes, I would recommended the AF-S 70-300. If money is an issue, go for the 55-200.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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yalerd

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#4. "RE: Nikon D3000 plus lenses" | In response to Reply # 3

yalerd Registered since 23rd Mar 2010
Wed 24-Mar-10 08:32 AM | edited Wed 24-Mar-10 08:32 AM by yalerd

Thank for the replay guys!
I guess I'll go with the 70-300mm lens


Thanks again guys

G