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#1 Arlon

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

Well, I managed to do a road trip up into Oklahoma this weekend and did not have my 28-300mm. To cover the range I had a 16-35mm F4, 80-200mm F 2.8 and a 50mm F1.4. Well, I learned to NEVER do a road trip without my 28-300mm again. I really didn't appreciate the versatility and picture quality of that lens until I spent a full weekend without it.

 

It seemed like I was constantly swapping lenses in the car where I usually never have to trade lenss. Then during one of the lens swaps I got a big piece of dust on the sensor that will require some PS to remove from the pics. I missed shots, got poorly composed shots, got dust bunnies, got frusterated a few times. When I got the pics home, the colors in some skies were off (especially those shot with the 80-200mm ED IF F2.8 lens).

 

After this weekend I think I'll ebay the 80-200mm, it does absolutely nothing that the 28-300mm doesn't do better. I'm convinced more than ever that the 28-300mm is the best bang for the buck lens made. After this weekend, I'm convinced I could easily live with nothing but this lens and maybe a dedicated macro lens.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:09 AM

Arlon, that's why I love my Nikkor 18~200VR so much...

 

Compact & versatile (ideal for travelling).

 

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:31 AM

Amen! I NAS keeps pulling me to the 28-300 but my 18-200 on the D800 does a spectacular job.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:47 PM

Kind of want an all in one zoom but its just a bit to pricey at the moment. I have been thinking of the older 28-200G ED it had a pretty good reputation but they are hard to find in the wild.

 

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:55 PM

I have a 28-300 that hasn't left my D7100 since I put it on a month ago.  A little heavy for a walk around, but all I have to do is look at the images with it and it doesn't seem so heavy after all.


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 07:14 PM

I have a 28-300 that hasn't left my D7100 since I put it on a month ago.  A little heavy for a walk around, but all I have to do is look at the images with it and it doesn't seem so heavy after all.

I got my wife a new 18-300mm for D7100. It hasn't been off the camera either. It also weighs about half what the 28-300mm (which is full frame) does. Just spent another week on the road and used almost nothing but the 28-300mm.


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