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Monday, November 21, 2011

Nikon D5100 Zoom Lenses

 List of recommended Zoom lenses for you Nikon D5100 DSLR, Select the best zoom lens based on sharpness and budget.

In total we have three lenses, the first one FX format lens and other two are DX format, all the lenses will do AF with you Nikon D5100 or D5000 DSLR. 

Lens Ranking based on sharpness (at tele end)
#1 Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (eq to  105-450mm when mounted on D3100 / DX format camera)
#2 Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
#3 Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED.

Nikon 70-300mm AF-S DX f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR

 Nikon 70-300mm is a FX format Zoom lens and when you mount on you DX DSLR D5100 1.5X crop factor make it a 105-450mm lens, the tele end sharpness of 70-300mm is best in budget zoom lenses range.
The 70-300mm is a Sharp Lens,you get very nice Bokeh, very less Distortion and Chromatic aberration.
Buy Nikon 70-300mm AF-S VR Lens from Amazon || Amazon UK

Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
 The Best part of the lens is you get nice and and clear images from center to corner of the image even at tele end, the lens sharpness does not decreases from center to its corner.
Very minor distortion at 300mm, and a little pincushion distortion at mid zoom range.
Buy Nikon 55-300mm Lens from Amazon || Amazon UK

Alert: New Version of the lens available at, It features VRII image stabilization,  VR II image stabilization for handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible.

Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR
 The  Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED is a affordable zoom lens but less sharp compared to Nikon 50-300mm and AF is bit slow, you get a little pincushion distortion starting from 100mm to tele end that's 300mm.
Buy 55-200mm VR Lens from Amazon || Amazon UK

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