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Quality of 75-300mm vs 70-300mm

witwald

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witwald Registered since 08th Jan 2008
Mon 27-Aug-01 09:21 AM

I am considering purchasing a zoom telephoto lens (used or new). The two models that I am mainly interested in are:

Nikon AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6
Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED lens

I am particularly interested in performance at the 300mm focal length. How do these lenses compare quality-wise? Is one vastly superior to the other? Which lens produces sharper (centre and corners) and contrastier images?

Another option is the Nikon AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 G lens. Can anyone comment on how it compares to the above two lenses? Is the quality that much worse, as its low price might suggest?

Then there is the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD 1:2 Macro lens. How does the performance of this lens compare to the non-G Nikons? Is it going to give somewhat equivalent performance to the 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED?

All comments are most welcome, but I'd especially like to hear from anyone who may have used two or more of the lenses mentioned above.


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