Nikon 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G AF-S VR ED DX Nikkor - £229 Delivered @ Jacobs Digital - HotUKDeals
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This is the second time I've posted this item, the first time was over xmas when it dropped to £199.99, and although this price isn't as good it's still a very good deal for a cracking lens. The cheapest price for it on Camera Price Buster is £249.99 (and Jessops instore price is usually ~£329.99), so a £20 saving: http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod1592.html

Manufacturer Part No: JAA814DA
The 5.5 times zoom ratio offers flexibility by drastically extending the telephoto reach. With 300mm (450mm equivalent on DX format cameras when compared to 35mm format) at the telephoto end.

Lens Type Telephoto Zoom
Lens Fitting Nikon
Focal length 55-300mm
35mm Equivalent 82.5-450mm
Manual / Automatic Yes
Angle of View 28°50’ - 5°20’
Lens construction 17 elements in 11 groups (with 2 ED glass elements and one HRI lens element)
Diaphragm Blades 9 (rounded)
Min. aperture f22-29
Min. focusing Distance 1.4m
Max. magnification 0.28x
Filter Diameter 58mm
Max. Diameter x Length 76.5 x 123mm
Weight 530g
Lens Hood HB-57
Lens Hood Included Yes
Soft Case CL-1020
Case included? Yes
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#1
D60 compat?
#2
It's an AF-S lens so I be fairly sure it'd work on a D60.
#3
I bought one recently from the previous thread and I like it. Not had much chance to try it out though.

I have a D90.
#4
Intrigued as to why some people are voting this cold?
#5
Waiting for D700 to drop price as soon as the D800 release.
#6
dratty
Intrigued as to why some people are voting this cold?


Good question, as I don't think you can get this lens cheaper. Plus coming from Jacobs it's Uk supplied from a Nikon dealer with a UK warrenty. I don't see what more folks could ask for (other than a lower price, but the xmas deal sold out in about 4 hours of me posting it IIRC). The cheaper 55-200VR lens is often charged at this sort of price, so for the superior 55-300 it's still a hot deal.
#7
Great product. Great price. Hot! (I have a D60 hanging off one of these)
#8
remember they will price match at jessops.....
#9
heather2209
remember they will price match at jessops.....


I'll have to keep that in mind in future!

3% cashback at Quidco on this too btw :-)
#10
heather2209
remember they will price match at jessops.....


Only within 10 miles and selected retailers.

Cracking price but not sure whether I will go for it or hold out for the Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. The manual override and decent focus ring sways me but the price is red hot.
#11
Great price, was surprised it was made in China (well not really as China do most things for all) but Nikon used to have products made in Thailand, maybe its China now going forward, or China make cheaper versions hehehe - still they will be a superpower one day!!!
#12
Works with D80 :-)
#13
So so tempted
#14
the price is ok - ignore the rrp - the going rate is around £260.

Do no note this lens is very slow at focusing compared to the Nikon 70-300 VR (an extra 120 notes or so) so think what sort of pics you will be taking before buying. I think most people would be better off saving for the 70-300 or getting the 55-200 for less money (450mm equiv isn't used everyday afterall).
#15
cracking7
Works with D80 :-)
D80 has its own internal motor so works virtually with every lens
#16
I have had the 55-200 and the 70-300 VR. The latter is very good and better than the former so if this 55-300 is in the same ball park as the 55-200 then it's better to save up. However, the 55-200 was lovely and light, very compact and to be honest would suit most people. My preference now is my 80-200 f2.8 which beats both the 55/200 and 70/300 but it isn't VR. The 55-200 can be had for around £150 and often mint secondhand for around £120 which is a snip.

Whoever it was that said they are waiting for the D800 then I'd guess it can't be far off. People have been waiting since summer! I have the 700 (and 300) and it is a fantastic camera. The leaps and bounds made on the 7000 should make an 800 very interesting for low light work although to be honest i have never run out of quality on my 700 although my prints are rarely over A3.
#17
Tim_UK
the price is ok - ignore the rrp - the going rate is around £260.

Do no note this lens is very slow at focusing compared to the Nikon 70-300 VR (an extra 120 notes or so) so think what sort of pics you will be taking before buying. I think most people would be better off saving for the 70-300 or getting the 55-200 for less money (450mm equiv isn't used everyday afterall).


You'll not find too many places selling it for <£260, but you are correct it can be had for about that price, but in general it's more like £290 normally, either way this is £30 off and not to be sniffed at (but not as good as the 199.99 deal I posted on boxing day, which what I plucked for).

The 70-300 is in the class above really (sort of amatuer pro vs plain old amatuer), it's price reflects that, but for £230 the 55-300 lens represents great VFM, comparing it to something that's 50% more really isn't fair in that respect. If I could have got a 70-300 brand new for under £250 I'd have gone with it, but your looking at nearly £400 for one, which for me is too much (given that I'm an amatuer and have still to get a prime lens!).
#18
with the talk of the new D800 - worth noting this lens will not work correctly with that camera or any of the FX nikons.
#19
awesome price, super hot
#20
Tim_UK
with the talk of the new D800 - worth noting this lens will not work correctly with that camera or any of the FX nikons.


With all due respect, someone dishing out the pennies for a D800 should know that. This is aimed at D40/D40x/D60/ D3000/D31000/D5000.... The need for the motor in the body.

I am a D5000 owner but think i'll got for the faster 70-300mm.
#21
Never, ever buy from Jacobs Digital.

This place has the worst customer service i've ever come across. I can't believe I made the mistake again of ordering from them, ordered 2 camera bags from them well over a week ago for next day delivery and surprise surprise they are still not here.

Never will I buy from them again.
#22
That's not good randomnut, maybe you got unlucky? I don't recall anyone in the previous 55-300 lens deal having issues (at least none that were posted anyhow).
#23
It's not even the first time i've had terrible service from Jacobs. Last time I ordered a lens it took over 2 weeks for them to even ship it despite it being in stock and choosing next day delivery .

Never again.
#24
hi, just got the nikon 55-300mm it was £219.00 same price jessops were doing 55-200mm the one i was goin to buy, did i chose wright..
#25
ianhope67
hi, just got the nikon 55-300mm it was £219.00 same price jessops were doing 55-200mm the one i was goin to buy, did i chose wright..


For £219 the 55-300mm is a bit of a bargain. I paid £250 for mine last week and am pretty happy with it. It is quite sharp, it can be slow to focus yes, but it is a consumer lens so it aint gonna be perfect.

It is basically of a similar standard to the 55-200mm VR with 100mm more reach which DOES make a difference.

The 70-300mm is better but is it 50% better, like it's price tag? I doubt it, it is still a slow lens even if it does focus a bit faster.
#26
BTW, this is hot, lol. :p

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