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    saw a lot of you guys/gals here talk alot about getting a 70-200mm lens instead of the 75-300mm lens.

    is there any reason why the 75-300mm lens is not so popular?

    newbie here.......
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    Nikon D5000, D70; Nikon 18-55, 18-70, 70-300; Sigma 18-250, 50-500.

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    what i think is most of the 75-300/70-300mm lens are ranged between F/4-5.6. The 70-200 are F/2.8, better quality basically. I did used a Sigma 70-300 lens before, and eventually upgraded to a 70-200mm. Heavier, but gives you sharpness and good contrast.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldman
    saw a lot of you guys/gals here talk alot about getting a 70-200mm lens instead of the 75-300mm lens.

    is there any reason why the 75-300mm lens is not so popular?

    newbie here.......
    Normally optical quality of extreme zoom like the 75-300mm are not very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX Boy
    Normally optical quality of extreme zoom like the 75-300mm are not very good.
    the longer the zoom the poorer the quality - normally, prime lens (no zoom) gives the best quality. Correct me if I am wrong.

    But you have to passionate about photography to build up your armory of lenses, not to mention the added weight of your bag.

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    AF-G 300mm 2.8 VR IF-ED...

    BUY haha..

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    200mm f2.8 is important for u can add in 2x teleconvertor, become 600mm f5.6, auto focus still function in this range.

    But if 300mm f5.6, after a 1.4x become 420mm f11 or after a 2x teleconvertor become 900mm f22, auto focus not working anymore.

    from this somewhere from a book, not very sure since i dont have teleconvertor

    build quality also a problem, f2.8 is more sharp.....

    i have a canon 75-300mm f4-5.6 cost less than $300
    but a 70-200mm f2.8L cost more than 1k
    a 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM need about 3k

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldman
    saw a lot of you guys/gals here talk alot about getting a 70-200mm lens instead of the 75-300mm lens.

    is there any reason why the 75-300mm lens is not so popular?

    newbie here.......
    Totally different animals. A lot of manufacturers make bright, fast focussing lenses in the 70-200 range, i.e. Canon 70-200/2.8L IS, Nikon 70-200/2.8VR, Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX HSM. These tend to be pro level, well built, and expensive.

    OTOH, the 70/75-300 range is populated by cheaper, darker lenses with lower build quality. There are exceptions of course, but the longer telephoto is not everything.

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