Many have asked my opinion on the Nikon 70-300 zoom lens, so I decided to make a video!:) This lens came with my D3400 kit, and I never pulled it out of the box until now:). This is the DX, non VR, f/4.5-6.3, AF-P lens.
ALL shots were taken by hand (no tripod, steady surface, etc.):). This is important to note since the lens does not have VR. If you are considering a lens with VR, your results should only be better:). I was pleasantly surprised by this lens and will most likely considering using it more:).
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After conducting extensive research on Amazon to find the 70-300, I made an interesting discovery:). While you can purchase the 70-300 AF-P lens separately, I suspect Nikon created a special variant for the 3400 kit. I found the following options (if you purchase the 70-300, simply ensure the auto focus will work with your model):
just like the one I used in this video (note: this is certified refurbished which is not a problem in my opinion and will save you money): http://amzn.to/2m6tcam
same lens as before except it is new and has VR: http://amzn.to/2EgIIaf
you might also seriously consider the 55-300 which appears to be more widely purchased outside of the 70-300: http://amzn.to/2Efz73E
if you want to save more money, consider the Nikon 55-200 (not the same reach but should yield similar quality): http://amzn.to/2F7SPzI
one more consideration is the Tamron 70-300 found here: http://amzn.to/2CNPrwf (this uses the XLD glass which is nice but expensive) or http://amzn.to/2qC9xDQ (which uses the non-XLD glass and more affordable)
if you are interested in the D3400 bundled with the 70-300: http://amzn.to/2CNt89m
NOTE: there is a popular 70-300 model (http://amzn.to/2CKRd0b) but it will not auto focus on any camera body that does not have an auto focus built into the body (like the D3400)
If you have any questions, post below and I will do my best to help!:)
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Music: “Breakup Breakdown” and “A Cry at Sea” appearing on “Cullahmity” by Cullah
Available at: http://www.cullah.com
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