|Quoting scopedude (Reply 48):|
|Quoting cpd (Reply 49):|
Well, they've got the VR 70-300mm zoom lens. It's not a bad lens for most things. It's certainly not a pro-grade lens, but it's not too bad either.
This is a no brainer if money is an issue. In terms of IQ, the 70-300 VR is stellar. I owned both of the Canon 70-200 L's before (F4 and F2.8), and in terms of IQ the Nikon 70-300 easily holds its own against the Canons. There is no doubt Nikon stuck some top notch glass into the 70-300 tube. Drawbacks: AF is slow and tends to hunt in low light; after lugging around the Canon L's, you feel like using kid gloves on the 70-300's frail-seeming all-plastic body. And the manual focus ring is quite frankly preposterous, it's positioned almost like an afterthought, which it most certainly isn't when the AF starts acting up in anything but perfect light. Final MAJOR plus point: the 70-300 is seriously affordable.
Good luck finding a lens!