The Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor might a little too long compared to other telephotos, but it has solid build and produces superb image quality. It is a decent upgrade for those currently owning the older Nikon 55-200mm VR with its cheap plasticky feel and toy-like mount.
With 5.5x telephoto capability, the Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor is an ideal companion for FX/35mm DSLR. The VR II (Vibration Reduction) capability allows for blurry-proof performance, ensuring significantly sharp photographs and videos. The lens is currently available in various stores at $400 or more.
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