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  1. #1
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    Lens advice

    I have the D3300 with the following -
    Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR - Just bought recently and only have used a few times but like what I see so far.
    Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II - Use this one the most for shooting.
    Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II -
    Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G -

    So would it pay to get rid of the top 3 lenses in the list and just buy a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens?

    in my mind the 18-300 would replace the 18-55 & 70-300. I wouldn't have to have as many lenses in my bag, and swap lenses while out shooting.
    Either way I will probably get rid of the 55-200.
    Any advice would be great.


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    Nikon D3300 - Nikon 18-55mm VR AF-P DX VR; Nikon 35mm F1.8G; Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR





  2. #2
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    Re: Lens advice

    I'd replace the 18-55 with the Nikon 18-140mm DX zoom.
    I'm not a fan of the big 18-300 lenses. Too slow and too soft. YMMV.
    See if you can rent the lenses that interest you before you buy.
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    Cameras:
    D7100 gripped - D3100
    Primes:
    35mm f1.8 AF-S DX - 50mm f1.8 AF-D - 85mm f1.8 AF-S FX - 105mm f2.8 AF-D Micro
    Telephoto: 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DX VR -
    24-120mm f4 AF-S -70-200mm f2.8 AF-S VRII - 70-210mm f4 AF - 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II
    Flash: SB-800 - SB-400

    Sigma Lens: 17mm-50mm f2.8 VC
    Tokina Lens: 12-24mm AT-X Pro SD F4 (IF) DX
    Yongnuo Flash: YN-568EX
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  3. #3
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    Re: Lens advice

    The 18-140mm is an excellent lens.

    I think you would be very happy with it for a walk around lens and then you'd have the 70-300 when you need that extra reach.
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    Camera: D750
    Nikon Zoom Lenses: AF-S NIKKOR 24120mm f/4G ED VR, AF-S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR
    Nikon Prime Lens: AF-S 50mm 1.8G, AF-S 85mm 1.8G
    Flash: Nikon SB-400, Yongnuo YN-568EX x 2

  4. #4
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    Re: Lens advice

    I wasn't even considering that one. Is there any difference besides the reach on the 18-105 vs 18-140?
    Nikon D3300 - Nikon 18-55mm VR AF-P DX VR; Nikon 35mm F1.8G; Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR



  5. #5
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    Re: Lens advice

    Quote Originally Posted by chip View Post
    I wasn't even considering that one. Is there any difference besides the reach on the 18-105 vs 18-140?
    I never had the 18-105, but from everything I have read, the 18-140 is an all around better lens.

    In addition to the extra reach, the 18-140 offers increased sharpness, better VR, and a metal mount.

    You can usually find these used or refurbished for around $250 - $300.
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    Camera: D750
    Nikon Zoom Lenses: AF-S NIKKOR 24120mm f/4G ED VR, AF-S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR
    Nikon Prime Lens: AF-S 50mm 1.8G, AF-S 85mm 1.8G
    Flash: Nikon SB-400, Yongnuo YN-568EX x 2

  6. #6
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    Re: Lens advice

    Yeah I came across the same info doing some recent digging looks like the 18-140 is just all around better.
    Nikon D3300 - Nikon 18-55mm VR AF-P DX VR; Nikon 35mm F1.8G; Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR



  7. #7
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    Re: Lens advice

    The 18-140 is the lens I recommended to my brother when he was looking to make his first upgrade to his D3100. He was been extremely happy with it.

    Take a look at some images taken with that lens in this Flikr Group:
    https://www.flickr.com/groups/2339047@N21/pool/
    Camera: D750
    Nikon Zoom Lenses: AF-S NIKKOR 24120mm f/4G ED VR, AF-S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR
    Nikon Prime Lens: AF-S 50mm 1.8G, AF-S 85mm 1.8G
    Flash: Nikon SB-400, Yongnuo YN-568EX x 2

  8. #8
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    Re: Lens advice

    Thanks - those are some great pics. Does it bother people though that it has overlap say with there 70-200mm or 70-300mm camera?

    Another one I was looking at was the 16-80mm but after reading this article Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4E VR DX Lens Review | DSLRBodies | Thom Hogan
    doesn't seem like it would be worth the price to put on the 3300. Though in my mind a 16-80mm would fill that void before having to use the 70-300mm.
    Nikon D3300 - Nikon 18-55mm VR AF-P DX VR; Nikon 35mm F1.8G; Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G VR



  9. #9
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    Re: Lens advice

    I have both the 18-140 and recently purchased the 70-300. I use the 18-140 as my general, everyday lens and then swap out to the 70-300 if I am shooting something that requires the extra reach. For example, I was at my daughter's soccer camp/game and from where we were I couldn't fill the frame with her with 140.

    The overlap did not bother me too much as I see/use these a two totally different lenses.
    Camera: D750
    Nikon Zoom Lenses: AF-S NIKKOR 24120mm f/4G ED VR, AF-S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G VR
    Nikon Prime Lens: AF-S 50mm 1.8G, AF-S 85mm 1.8G
    Flash: Nikon SB-400, Yongnuo YN-568EX x 2

  10. #10
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    Re: Lens advice

    I would keep the first and last lens, and pick up an 18-140mm...But, without knowing what you like to shoot I'm just saying what I would do.
    Also I hear the 18-55 VRII is a nice and sharp lens, and has very close focusing, so you may want to keep that as well.
    Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AF-D
    Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5-D
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8-D
    Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VR
    Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8 VR I
    Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 VR
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