Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon
Until recently, Nikon's vibration reduction system put their lenses over the off brand lenses from Tamron. But the newly released Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 DI VC Zoom Lens features a wide focal range, fast aperture and image stabilization. The lens still sits at about $1,500, but it's a much lower price than a Nikkor lens with the same specs. Lenses from an outside manufacturer like Tamron may not hold their resell value as well, but many of them still have excellent performance with little distortion. This Tamron also features a quiet autofocus motor and low dispersion elements, plus it's moisture resistant.