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55-300 evaluation

Floridian

Tallahassee, Florida, US
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"RE: 55-300 evaluation"

Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007
Wed 24-Aug-11 07:57 PM

>...I bought it instead of the 70-300, hoping the
>slow focus wouldn't be a disappointment....

The focus is not all that slow on this lens, although it is not as fast as on some Nikkors. Some Nikkors have focus limiters that reduce the amount of hunting a lens will do when trying to acquire focus, but this lens doesn't. One thing that helps is to pre-focus the lens to about the distance you want to shoot. For example, if the lens is focused to shoot something 10 yards in front of you and then you want to take a photo of something off in the distance, the lens may hunt and take a while to acquire focus. But if you pre-focus on something approximately as far away as your target, the lens will quickly pick up the target. With this technique, you don't miss not having the focus limiter switch.

This is not a difficult lens to use, and there isn't that much of a learning curve with it. So, once you get used to it, I don't think you will be disappointed. I'm very happy with mine.

Randy

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