I'm looking for a telephoto Nikon lens for my D7000 and have it nailed down to either the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR or AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED.
The 70-300 is priced close to 50% higher than the 55-300, is this good value for the money as it can be made with less glass due to being DX? Or will I really just get less in terms of optical quality, VR and build quality?
I don't care much about the wider range for this lens, so the difference between 55 and 70 is not relevant. Although I currently have a DX body, having a FX lens would be a plus if the FX bodies come down in price in a few years time.