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| p.1 #1 · 55-300 DX VR vs 70-300 VR for travel/wildlife |
Hello, all. My parents are going on an African safari trip in a month or two, and in preparation my dad and I ventured out on black friday and came home with a D7000 kit for him to take along.
The kit came with the standard 18-105 lens, but I suggested he may want more reach and he agreed. I had the 70-300 VR in mind, but the store we were at didn't have them in stock, and suggested the 55-300 DX VR instead, for $250. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the lens (didn't even know it existed, in fact, until I was handed one by the store clerk yesterday). We held off on the purchase until I could find out more.
Is the DX lens a suitable, decent substitute for the 70-300 VR? I'd love to hear your thoughts.