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post #21 of 36
No, the field of view on a crop at 300mm would be equivalent to that of 450mm on a full frame, but the magnification of n subject is the same on FX and DX.
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Sorry, that's what I meant. I forgot to tack on the "on a FF camera"
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post #23 of 36
Right, I just don't want the OP falling under the assumption that crop factor affects actual subject magnification -- that's easily misunderstood with beginners.
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I am currently considering the 55-300mm, suggestions are still welcome. I guess there is not that many options.
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What about the Prime Nikon AF-S 300mm F4?
     
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
What about the Prime Nikon AF-S 300mm F4?
I do require some flexibility, I want to be able to frame a bird I see in a tree above me. There would also be a too huge gap from 55mm
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
I have a 55-200 and love it!!! And it's cheap.
Same here. I'd rank it as high as the 35 f/1.8 that is so praised.

I've not tried the 55-300 though. I'd definitely get a VR model too with that focal length.
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The VR model is definitely the one I would get. AFAIK the 200mm and 300mm are very similar in terms of IQ and feel.
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I messed around with the 55-300 & the 70-300vr (as well as some 3rd party) and I went with the 70-300vr. I think the build was better. I definitely think the bokeh is better. There's a reason it's normally (new) almost twice the price of the 55-300mm.

Check around, you can get them refurb (which are fine) for a little over $300.
Keh has one for $349. Looks like B&H raised their refurbs to $400+
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I messed around with the 55-300 & the 70-300vr (as well as some 3rd party) and I went with the 70-300vr. I think the build was better. I definitely think the bokeh is better. There's a reason it's normally (new) almost twice the price of the 55-300mm.

Check around, you can get them refurb (which are fine) for a little over $300.
Keh has one for $349. Looks like B&H raised their refurbs to $400+
Too bad I live in Finland.
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