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Open the box and take a bunch of selfies. The pack it back as if you never touched it and leave the memory card in it. Have him re-open it and power it up to see all your pics lol

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The 70-300 is going to be a hell of a lot more useful is it not? 60mm straight to 300mm is quite a jump tongue.gif

70-300 is what I'd go for
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Hey guys, need your help again. I'm contemplating between two telephotos: a 300mm f/4 AF (non AF-S/VR) and 70-300 VR.


^300mm f/4 AF


70-300 VR

Thoughts? Opinions? I've only a 35mm f/1.8 DX in my bag (the 60mm f/2.8 AF-D's somewhere else right now). The cost of them is the same.

what are you shooting?
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lol, usually they go for about double the price of a f/4.0. But to me, since I have had mine, it is sooooooooooooo worth it. The images are awesome. Images are sharper wide open too. For me the weight isnt a problem. I always carry my camera around with a prime all day. I was at the beach for 6 hours the other day with my 70-200 f/2.8, while it is significantly heavier than the f/4, I had no issue...tho i do work out lot lol.  
Start off with the f/4. See how you like it. Buy it used so you can always resell it without a loss of $.

Agreed, I carry around a 70-200 f2.8 all the time and it's not a problem at all, don't know what people are talking about!
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Hey guys, need your help again. I'm contemplating between two telephotos: a 300mm f/4 AF (non AF-S/VR) and 70-300 VR.

^300mm f/4 AF

70-300 VR

Thoughts? Opinions? I've only a 35mm f/1.8 DX in my bag (the 60mm f/2.8 AF-D's somewhere else right now). The cost of them is the same.

Depends what you're shooting. I see the 70-300 VR being much more convenient in most cases, and it's a decent lens. Even though it's the older version, that 300 f4 is a very sharp lens and, at the same price, it would probably be my choice.
    
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what are you shooting?

I'd like to shoot birds and other wildlife and pretty much anything on the longer side - I haven't been able to do so with a 35mm and 60mm on DX. No sports though.

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Being an owner of the 70-300 VR, I'll give you my perspective. I mostly shoot landscapes with the occasional bird or what have you, and the 70-300 is good for things that are fairly close or fairly big. Why? It's not the sharpest at the long end (it's okay at f/8 but wide open is a bit mushy) and is a bit prone to CA. However, if you're only zooming out to 135 or so, it is very sharp wide open (I love it for doing head shots). The focus is also very quick, something the old 300 f/4 wasn't really known for.

That said, I did like it more on my D5000 than on my D7000. Seeing as the D5000 and D90 share a sensor, it'd probably look fine for you. Would I buy one if I was starting over? Probably not, but that's mostly because I don't need that long of a focal length most of the time. However, considering how cheap it is used or refurbished, it's hard to go wrong if it's your only tele.

If you want an idea of the pics, crawl around my Flickr page.
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I'd like to shoot birds and other wildlife and pretty much anything on the longer side - I haven't been able to do so with a 35mm and 60mm on DX. No sports though.

Then definitely go for the 300 f4, seen some great bird shots with it and it takes a teleconverter well, too.
    
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what are you shooting?
I'd like to shoot birds and other wildlife and pretty much anything on the longer side - I haven't been able to do so with a 35mm and 60mm on DX. No sports though.

id go with the 300 f4. thats just me though. it will be a lot nicer for what you want on the long end
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is there any good reason to buy a printer for printing photos at home?

I've been thinking about the idea and was wondering if in the long run it would be worth it.
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The best reason is to... make prints (gasp!). Buy a good printer if you want good prints. Luckily I have access to a large-format printer so I have no need for a home printer.
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