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New 55-300mm Lens
« on: February 11, 2012, 12:24:17 AM »
Got a new lens Thursday for my Nikon D3000 DSLR. I asked for Amazon.com gift cards for Xmas and my b-day and got $50 for Xmas and $50 for b-day. 

I asked for them in anticipation of getting a new lens come tax refund time and new that any amount would help my cause.  ;D I originally was looking at a few cheapo's but ten decided that I would not be too happy with them and knew that they would also not have VR (vibration reduction to reduce camera shake) which usually adds about $200 to a lens.   :o After mulling it over for a few weeks, I've decided on this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZSHNCC

I ordered it Wednesday and got it on Thursday!  I've also ordered a reflector which has not arrived yet:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZIMEMW

The lens does not have special macro features so my next lens will be specifically just for that. The next thing I'll probably get will be a dedicated flash or a better tripod.


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Re: New 55-300mm Lens
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 06:16:10 AM »


  That lens cost more then my camera did. About 10 times more  2808

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Re: New 55-300mm Lens
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 10:21:28 AM »
The D3000 camera cost $500. I got it about 1 1/2 years ago. but when you get to that level you don't have to buy any more bodies, you just buy different lenses.

I'll just keep asking for more amazon.com gift cards that way I'll know I won't spend them on anything else. ;)

It is a rather expensive hobby especially when you don't make a lot. LOL I just save up and bide my time. :)

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Re: New 55-300mm Lens
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 02:18:45 PM »
Fun part of my day was shooting a hawk I've been tracking that was about 10 feet outside my kitchen window with my new lens!





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