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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #8245
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Clarktmc Gold Member  Killeen, US  Nikonian since 04th Nov 2008 Sat 08-Jun-13 12:38 AM
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"Nikon D3000 Question? Step Daughter Needs Help!!!!!!"



My Step Daughter just moved to Alaska to live and has a Nikon D3000 and I want to give her a lens to use so she can zoom in on the wildlife and get some good pictures.

Will any of the below lenes work? If not what would be a good in-expensive lens I could buy for her?

Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm 4-5.6G
Nikon ED AF 70-300mm 4-5.6D
Tamron AF LD 70-300 4-5.6mm Tele-Macro(1:3.91)

Thanks Tom

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jec6613   Norwalk, US  Registered since 12th Feb 2013 Sat 08-Jun-13 01:35 AM
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All three of those will work, but she'll have to manually focus. For reach on a DX camera (D3000) on a budget, this may be your best bet:

http://www.adorama.com/NK55300VRR.html?kbid=912610

The D3000 (and several other) cameras do not have a motor to focus lenses built into the camera - the motor must be in the lens itself. This can increase the lens price, but generally such lenses focus faster. A refurbished (or even used on eBay or through a seller here) 55-300 will get you out to 300 mm with VR and good (although not great) optical quality. I had one, and although not my favorite lens it is probably the best bet in being inexpensive and still getting good quality.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Mon 10-Jun-13 10:23 PM
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Hi Tom,

As stated above, the three lenses on your list have a screwdriver type AF drive and will not AF on the D3000.
The Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX (refurbished $209.00) is optically excellent despite the fact that it is a kit lens.
Other options are the Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR (refurbished $359.00), Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS ($259.00 after $100.00 instant rebate), 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DLM DG ($144.00 after $25.00 instant rebate), Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD ($449.00 before $100.00 mail in rebate), 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro w/built in motor ($199.00).

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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