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I have a Nikon D40X wiht a small lens, I think it's 18-70mm. But I would like a lense that would be able to zoom a bit further.

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Then do so. I personally like the 70-300 VR.

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Compatible Lenses*: Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Type G or D AF Nikkor:
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*â¹ Excluding lenses for F3AF

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