Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Best budget telephoto zoom
www.nikon.com There’s a pair of notable new budget telephoto zooms on the market, in the shape of the VR and non-VR editions of the AF-P DX 70-300mm. While they’re cost effective, they only work with a relatively small number of Nikon bodies. We prefer this older 70-300mm, which works a treat with any Nikon D-SLR.
For starters, you can use it on FX as well as DX-format cameras, without the need to resort to Crop mode. It also has a fast and quiet ring-type ultrasonic autofocus system that provides great performance on everything from Nikon’s original D1 to the very latest D-SLRs. Image quality and handling are excellent for a ‘budget’ lens, and it gives supertele effective focal lengths of up to 450mm on DX-format camera.
BUY if… You want a seriously good telephoto zoom that’s also full-frame compatible.