I bought it locally, they are giving at a lower price (son't provide the bill :) )
You have bought your first DSLR and already blown a lot of money on that, the stock 18-55 is restricted on range, so you want to add some zoom to your lens...if you are budget conscious but still want to try wildlife, potrait photography better start with this one.
It may be cheap but it does what's it's supposed to do.
First of all about VR and all that stabilization stuff, somebody below has said correctly, shoot with shutter speed 1/125 and more, it will be taken care of.
Most of our photography we do anyways in daylight, so maintaining that shutter speed with some ISO changes will not be an issue.
For Macro, it's good for flower close-ups only, it will not magnify the fly's eyes for you, but as it's a bonus I will not complain. For Macros though a tripod is recommended( which is applicable for most of the Macro lenses)
If you have used the 18-55 only till now, you will get more flexibilty an doptions while using this for potraits.
All in all I highly recommend it for first time buyers
you are getting a 70-300mm AF for 9k..what else do you need ?? it performs quiet well, when you consider the price..however, if you expect professional results from you closeup shots, dont expect it from this one..for that u'v gotta spend another 15k atleast...and don't buy it from flipkart..i got it from a local shop for 8500..big difference i wud say..
As usual delivered in lightning speed by flipkart, this lens had been my favorite order. Its a good lens at the price slot and best for startups, amateurs and surely professionals.
The only con i found is that some times the macro button doesnt switch back to normal. Then i have to manually roll the lens and switch it back. But its not at all bothering me.
Go on...get it before its out of stock guys!!
Bought this lens around a month back and have fallen in love with it from day one. The bokeh (background blur) it produces in portraits is amazing. Extensively used it on my recent trip to Rajastan. Superb lens..excellent value for money- a must-buy for an amateur who doesn't want to splurge. Some of my test shots are uploaded on flickr.
I got it yesterday and clicked pics last night and toady morning, night performance is satisfactory but day performance is awesome.
What else anyone will get in this price range.
Still have to click a lot. Loving it.
Many Pros & Cons have been written about this Lens so far,so I am not repeating them. I only want to share my Personal True Experience with this lens.I was a bit cautious to buy this lens as many have wriiten in their review that above 200 mm picture gets soften,shakes are inevitable, auto focus hunts...so...so...so...! Let me tell you that after I bought it ,I shot wildlife/birds photos at 300 mm & never felt softness or fall of sharpness in photos...next fact is that VR or IS or VC (vibration control) is required if shutter speed is slower than about 1/125 sec ,now do you think that wildlife photos are shot at any shutter speed below 1/125 sec???...Common just think...so any shutter speed above that will not require any VR/IS/VC facility(for this you have to pay thrice more money). ALso note that all camera companies advise to switch off VR/IS/VC option while using TRIPOD...WHY?...Bcoz it reduces sharpness of picture !!! So we can conclude that no need to pay thrice amount for VR/IS/VC ..its a mental obsession...Just keep shutter speed at above 1/125 sec & be steady , also learn how to hold DSLR...GREAT PHOTOS CAN BE SHOT AT 300 mm also ! And any Telephoto with f/4-5.6 will hunt for auto focus a bit...so it is not a problem with this only...but still it does not hunt a lot. SO I AM FULLY SATISFIED USING IT WITH MY Nikon D 5100 .
Is it suitable for Nikon D3200 ? It has VR compactibility ?
Please let me help to choose between - Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro (for Nikon Digital SLR) Lens and Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G (4.3x) Lens
What should i go for my new D3200 ....please suggest at the earliest.
Is this lens has a auto focus motor in it? I mean I want to use it in Nikon D3100, so is it compatible?? And what is the basic difference between this one and Tamron SP AF 70-300mm F/4-5,6 Di VC USD lens??
Amazing product and faster delivery by the Flipcart, but didn't like the packaging done by the flipcart as it was very loose and lens could have got damaged.
I used it on Nikon D5100 and got amazing results from this lens. Just go for it if u need a high zoom at low cost and with better image quality :)
Buy this lens if you cannot afford the expensive Nikkor alternative-come with VR, but you want to enjoy getting close to your subject without moving closer.
The macro feature is just brilliant. Pictures taken from this lens in the macro mode will get adulation, lots of it.
Taking pictures of the setting sun, full moon in the sky becomes easier. USE A TRIPOD, or a still flat surface when in the 200-300mm region; handshake will hurt badly otherwise(applicable for most lenses with f4.6 aperture.
Cannot compare it with the Sigma alternative but this lens is definitely worth each paise I spent. I did not buy it from flipkart, sorry, I found a cheaper option at a local dealer but I have bought stuff from flipkart before and their service is always commendable unless in extreme circumstances.
1. If you are a novice, like me, you should think of this especially if you are on a tight budget.
2. Offers great zoom, definitely during bright light settings.
P.S. @ all those who say this is a bad lens, you either do not know how to use the DSLR yet, or you are just simply doing it wrong.
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