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Nikon D5100 basic question about lens


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nivas Registered since 08th Nov 2011
Tue 08-Nov-11 11:12 AM

Hi All,

I have question regarding buying D5100 with lens.
I am interested in 2 choices to buy along with Nikon D5100.
1) Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
2) Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens

My question is why 55-300 have f/4.5 instead of f/4.0 ?. If I want to take pictures with Shallow of Depth does this matter ?. I just want to understand how the f/4.5 - 5.6 in 55-300 is different than f/4 - 5.6 in 55-200 lens.

Which lens is better and what is pros and cons of each ?