If you haven’t already heard, Scott Kelby, Moose Peterson, and Laurie Excell tout Nikon’s 70-300mm VR lens to be Nikon’s best kept secret! I have been shooting with it myself for almost a year and I have to say that I couldn’t agree more! It’s sharp, lightweight, versatile, and it works on both DX and FX cameras. The VR works very well for handheld shots. You can pick up the Nikon 70-300mm VR lens from B&H Photo for $589.95 (USA version). It has definitely saved me from spending $1,900.00 on a 70-200mm VR lens from Nikon.
Here’s a shot that I took with this lens while at the San Diego Zoo back in January:
So if you’re in need of a really good zoom, the Nikon 70-300mm VR might just be your ticket. Here’s the link to my review of it and don’t just take my word for it, Scott, Moose, and Laurie think it’s great too!