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  2. It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of one of our long-standing members, Gary Coyle.
    Many visitors will recognise both his work as a sports photographer, and his name as a prominent community member. He registered with Talk Photography back in 2006, not long after the start of the site and has been a regular contributor since.

    It goes without saying that Gary will be sorely missed by many members, and his passing is a huge loss to the photography community.

    Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

    Funeral details :
    Dewsbury Crematorium
    Tuesday 13th September 2016 at 2pm.
    Afterwards at Batley IDLC (Batley Nash).
    All welcome.

    There is also a discussion thread here if anyone wishes to add their own thoughts.

    The Mod Team

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  1. Simmy


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    at the moment i have borrowed my mates 55-200mm VR lens,

    but hes going to want it back next month

    so really need to replace it

    on my old d50 i used a sigma 70-300mm but sold it as it did not autofocus well.

    there is a new 70-300mm Nikon Vr but its nearly £400

    how ever i have found that nikon also make a 55-300mm VR at around £200

    i have seen results of both lenses and i cant really tell much difference in image quality to justify the extra 200,

    or do i just go back to a 70-300mm none vr for £100
  2. Bristolian


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    The reason the 70-300VR is so much more expensive is that it is full frame whereas the 55-300 is DX.

    I bought my grandson the 55-300 recently (cos he's always using the 70-300!) and am impressed by the quality of the images he has produced on his D40.

    The non-VR version of the 70-300 is widely regarded as Nikon's worst zoom so I wouldn't recommend it.

    Hope that helps :)
  3. Simmy


    Edit My Images:
    Cheers For your help mate

    when u say full frame? i might as well get the 55-300 becayse im on a d5100 which is not a full frame cam

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