Nikon produce two 70-300mm telephoto lenses. The cheaper standard version – which this review covers – and a more expensive version which has VR image stabilisation.
This lens weighs 480g which is pretty light compared some of the competing lenses at the same focal range.
The cheap and cheerful non VR Nikkor 70-300mm lens, find out how good it is by watching this video review.
Sigma is another company that produces lenses that fit a number of the main camera manufacturers. The 70-300mm APO lens incorporates Sigma’s low dispersion technology glass which limits colour aberration. This generally reduces the fuzziness that can sometimes appear around the edge of objects within the frame of your shot where there is a somewhat large difference between the luminosity of the object and the background.
Tamron produce lenses compatible with many camera manufacturers and the Tamron 70-300mm telephoto lens is a good example of a multipurpose lens suitable for those on a budget. It weighs 435g, which is lighter than the majority of competing lenses from other manufacturers which have the same focal range.
The Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM lens is often a popular choice, but is it worth spending the extra money rather than buying a cheaper Sigma or Tamron 70-300mm? Find out by watching this video.