you can't go wrong with the afs 55-300 nikon .
refurb at cameta has a one year warranty .
the vr works pretty good
handheld at 300 does alright.
this was handheld out of a moving car window with a d5100 and 55-300 afs lens
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Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR DX AF-S ED...