Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR £150! At Digitalrev
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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR £150! At Digitalrev

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Found 15th Apr 2013
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HK based company so is grey import.

Specs:
Maximum Aperture F4.5
Minimum Aperture F22
Lens (Elements/Groups) 17/11
Minimum Focus Distance 1400mm
Filter Size 58mm
Dimensions 76.5x123mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight 580g(Approx.)
- WBRacing

53 Comments

very good price

Tempted but already have a 18 to 200

Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the tamron 55 - 300mm for £109 2. Nikon aren't really good with their lens and 3. Digital rev I believe is NOT in the UK but in HK...this is just my opinion!

Segstar18

Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the … Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the tamron 55 - 300mm for £109 2. Nikon aren't really good with their lens and 3. Digital rev I believe is NOT in the UK but in HK...this is just my opinion!


Your first point . Tamron are cheaper than Nikon because they are not as good , Which i think kind of covers your second point but if not.......Nikon need to catch up with Canon on lenses but that aside the more you spend on your lens the better you get.
£150-£250 on a Nikon 55-300 is money worth spent.
Your third point Digital rev is HK based so it will be a grey import , That`s where you pay your money and roll your dice.
Personally i would wait for it to drop to approx £195 for a UK based supplier.

Could I use this with a 1.4 Teleconverter and still get AF and VR functionality?

DigitalRev have a UK warehouse where they stock some of their most popular products, and they do claim to have some customer support based over here. All my dealings with them have been extremely pleasant, much more so than with Currys/PC World etc.

josephmccowie

DigitalRev have a UK warehouse where they stock some of their most … DigitalRev have a UK warehouse where they stock some of their most popular products, and they do claim to have some customer support based over here. All my dealings with them have been extremely pleasant, much more so than with Currys/PC World etc.



I actually bought this very lens from them last year when it first went sub £200. Absolutely no problems and shipped (and tracked) using DHL. Received very quickly too. Lovely lens.

There's a Union Jack flag at the top of the page when ordering with the caption "Local Warranty" in case this helps.

Digital rev are very reliable, guarantee you won't pay import tax and offer their own UK warranty...

I bought it from ValueBasket (who are also Hong Kong based) but wasn't allowed to post as they are not UK! Aside from that it is a great lens and WILL be covered by a UK warranty. It is only the camera bodies that they will not cover.

Bought this on Amazon with Nikon cashback offer in December for same price. It has VRII image stabilisation & an excellent lens. Heat added.

Eliter

Could I use this with a 1.4 Teleconverter and still get AF and VR … Could I use this with a 1.4 Teleconverter and still get AF and VR functionality?



I have a Kenko 1.4x PRO300 which works just fine with this len`s AF and VR seem to work without an issue but you will lose some F stops , Beware Nikon teleconverter`s have compatibility issues.
Best check with dealer first.

Segstar18

Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the … Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the tamron 55 - 300mm for £109 2. Nikon aren't really good with their lens and 3. Digital rev I believe is NOT in the UK but in HK...this is just my opinion!



PMSL!!! You know a lot.
Edited by: "twist" 16th Apr 2013

Got my 55-200 nikon lens from these guys, took approx 2 weeks to arrive but spot on! Also got Nikon cashback

Great price but have range covered. Heat given.
As for Nikon catching up with Canon glass, must be a Canon fanboy.

LD2DVD

Great price but have range covered. Heat given.As for Nikon catching up … Great price but have range covered. Heat given.As for Nikon catching up with Canon glass, must be a Canon fanboy.


No i am a Nikon Fangirl but Canon is just tipping the scales at the moment but i will expect Nikon to bridge the gap and pass the Canonites real soon :-)

Segstar18

Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the … Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the tamron 55 - 300mm for £109 2. Nikon aren't really good with their lens and 3. Digital rev I believe is NOT in the UK but in HK...this is just my opinion!


The Nikon has VR

Is there an adapter that will allow this to be used with a Sony Nex-F3?

I had this and it's ok if you don't expect it to focus too quick. Capable of some good pics if you have the patience. No good for bird shots at the longer end - just doesn't autofocus quick enough. This is a good price though, I sold mine 2nd hand for more. I now have the 70 - 300 - much quicker af.

Some of my shots with the 55- 300
This pic is a %100 crop
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5143/5605285507_8d6047daf0_b.jpg
Lion - by PRotography EU, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5053/5540087506_aa0c4a69d0_b.jpg
Super Moon by PRotography EU, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3541/5799374391_1c7c86ebb2_b.jpg
Liverpool - Knowsley Safari Park June 2011 336 1080 by PRotography EU, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5181/5603874062_5f98d8e874_b.jpg
Brotherly Love by PRotography EU, on Flickr

Edited by: "rozza38" 16th Apr 2013

I posted this yesterday (4th comment)

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Edited by: "sk1881" 16th Apr 2013

shamoany

No i am a Nikon Fangirl but Canon is just tipping the scales at the … No i am a Nikon Fangirl but Canon is just tipping the scales at the moment but i will expect Nikon to bridge the gap and pass the Canonites real soon :-)



How so?

Segstar18

Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the … Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the tamron 55 - 300mm for £109 2. Nikon aren't really good with their lens and 3. Digital rev I believe is NOT in the UK but in HK...this is just my opinion!



You clearly don't know much about cameras. The Tamron is an awful lens, wouldn't even pay £1.09 for it! Even more laughable is claiming Nikon aren't very good with lens whilst recommending one of the worst lens out there. DigitalRevs is indeed in HK and a reputable dealer...these aren't just my opinion but some facts!

No i am a Nikon Fangirl but Canon is just tipping the scales at the … No i am a Nikon Fangirl but Canon is just tipping the scales at the moment but i will expect Nikon to bridge the gap and pass the Canonites real soon



In what way is Canon tipping the scales? What basis? how have you come to that conclusion?

People who are disagreeing with me just back off! That's MY own opinion...I do know quite a lot about photography actually and the tamron is indeed a really good lens as I own one...if you don't have anything nice to say, then do one.

twist

PMSL!!! You know a lot.



LMFAO, what do you know then? Clearly not a lot if your not sharing your knowledge.

twist

PMSL!!! You know a lot.



LMAO! Well if you knew a lot you would've shared some of your knowledge but clearly not.

Segstar18

Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the … Sorry but I think this isn't really that good because 1. Amazon sell the tamron 55 - 300mm for £109 2. Nikon aren't really good with their lens and 3. Digital rev I believe is NOT in the UK but in HK...this is just my opinion!

No i am a Nikon Fangirl but Canon is just tipping the scales at the … No i am a Nikon Fangirl but Canon is just tipping the scales at the moment but i will expect Nikon to bridge the gap and pass the Canonites real soon



In what way is Canon tipping the scales? What basis? how have you come to that conclusion?[/quote]

Canon have a bigger range and a bigger slice of the market , They have 4K lense`s which will fit their DSLR`s

Segstar18

LMAO! Well if you knew a lot you would've shared some of your knowledge … LMAO! Well if you knew a lot you would've shared some of your knowledge but clearly not.



You carry on believing the Tamron is a great lens and Nikon make poor lenses ;), you dont need me to enlighten you as youve already stated. My lenses are clearly not as good as your £100 Tamron so I probably shouldnt mention them.
Edited by: "twist" 16th Apr 2013

shamoany

Canon have a bigger range and a bigger slice of the market , They have 4K … Canon have a bigger range and a bigger slice of the market , They have 4K lense`s which will fit their DSLR`s



Be interested in seeing the worldwide market share figures you have? And how does (miniscule +-5) more lenses made = better lenses. AFAIK Nikon arent to interested in doing video but Canons done it for a while so clearly they would have a leg up there. So youre basing superiority on sales figures? Canon is just the "in thing" at the moment due to strong marketing, Nikon was, they keep switching places, both are as good as each other tbh.



Edited by: "twist" 16th Apr 2013

Segstar18

People who are disagreeing with me just back off! That's MY own … People who are disagreeing with me just back off! That's MY own opinion...I do know quite a lot about photography actually and the tamron is indeed a really good lens as I own one...if you don't have anything nice to say, then do one.



Why should we back off, just expressing our opinions and in my opinion you are wrong and as a fact that Tamron is light years behind the Nikkor lens.

Canon have a bigger range and a bigger slice of the market , They have 4K … Canon have a bigger range and a bigger slice of the market , They have 4K lense`s which will fit their DSLR`s



That is a really poor argument and doesn't really back up anything, having a bigger range and larger market share doesnt denote better lens. You need to consider more factors. Canon can have a million lens in their range but they can all be rubbish.

Segstar18

People who are disagreeing with me just back off! That's MY own … People who are disagreeing with me just back off! That's MY own opinion...I do know quite a lot about photography actually and the tamron is indeed a really good lens as I own one...if you don't have anything nice to say, then do one.

Canon have a bigger range and a bigger slice of the market , They have … Canon have a bigger range and a bigger slice of the market , They have 4K lense`s which will fit their DSLR`s



Poor argument lol "Can be all Rubbish" Well hit with damming facts like that I have no where left to turn.

shamoany

Poor argument lol "Can be all Rubbish" Well hit with damming facts like … Poor argument lol "Can be all Rubbish" Well hit with damming facts like that I have no where left to turn.



Well yes it is a poor argument. Your principle was basically quantity over quality, apparently quantity signifies quality, which it does not. You didn't take into consideration other factors like image quality, build quality, more **** stuff like barrel distortion, the specs, the target audience of the lens, the price range, I could go on forever. The simpleton argument of quantity is laughable and frankly ignorant. I don't think you actually know why Canon lens is better than Nikon's (because they aren't, as both make equally fantastic lenses), just a blanket statement you made and then did a quick google for a reasoning without actually thinking over it.

I am a Nikon Photographer and there is nothing between the lense`s but Canon`s range is giving them a slight edge at this time.
Google search lol please , Also Sony are a going from strength to strength and will be up there as well in the next few years.
Oh and if all else fails you could always misquote me ....."Canon lens is better than Nikon's" ....oh you did JOKER

shamoany

I am a Nikon Photographer and there is nothing between the lense`s but … I am a Nikon Photographer and there is nothing between the lense`s but Canon`s range is giving them a slight edge at this time.Google search lol please , Also Sony are a going from strength to strength and will be up there as well in the next few years.Oh and if all else fails you could always misquote me ....."Canon lens is better than Nikon's" ....oh you did JOKER



You said canon is tipping the scales/edging it over nikon, which is basically saying canon is better than nikon is it not? if it isnt then what is your point?

As for Sony they have always made great bodies, sensors and good lenses, alot of the Nikons use Sony sensors, but they have always struggled for marketshare and I dont see them making much ground up.

Idris

You said canon is tipping the scales/edging it over nikon, which is … You said canon is tipping the scales/edging it over nikon, which is basically saying canon is better than nikon is it not? if it isnt then what is your point?As for Sony they have always made great bodies, sensors and good lenses, alot of the Nikons use Sony sensors, but they have always struggled for marketshare and I dont see them making much ground up.



God, Idris you never shut up do you? EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINIONS! Do give it a rest for everyone's sake.

is this a better lens than the 18-105 vr lens that comes with the kit?

I took your advice and took at look at both cameras in DD.

Well I'm voting hot for this deal....I've been looking at lens for a couple of weeks since my Nikon D3100 turned up, and this is the cheapest I've seen it. Almost every review I've read on it says it's a good'un, and at this price, it was to good to pass by. Thanks OP!

Idris

You said canon is tipping the scales/edging it over nikon, which is … You said canon is tipping the scales/edging it over nikon, which is basically saying canon is better than nikon is it not? if it isnt then what is your point?As for Sony they have always made great bodies, sensors and good lenses, alot of the Nikons use Sony sensors, but they have always struggled for marketshare and I dont see them making much ground up.



Yes yes you have used the word "basically" buzzzzz lol outstanding :-) I was talking about the range including 4K Lense`s not the quality of build or glass , But in typical nit picking hair splitting style off you went on your camera crusade hilarious.

Ive been looking at this lens for some time now, i purchsed from them yesterday after seeing this deal. They shipped in a bout 3 hrs of placing the order, issuede a tracking number and all is well in the world :o)

I love all the comments about other makes etc etc blar blar.

Why can't people just comment on the actual deal instead of rattling on about other stuff all the time?

Yes there are cheaper lenses out there, and yes there are better more expensive lenses, but unless you can find this exact lens for less than £150, vote it hot and then shut up.

I would like to say thanks for finding this deal is a great one
Edited by: "COGMAN" 17th Apr 2013

Segstar18

God, Idris you never shut up do you? EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINIONS! Do … God, Idris you never shut up do you? EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINIONS! Do give it a rest for everyone's sake.



Yes did I say your not entitled to your own? Am just giving my own opinions back, so calm down fella.
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