So I'm thinking of getting a zoom lens for my Nikon D3300. I have a few options and when in WDW I will likely use the lens for most of the day (I don't like to walk around the parks with multiple lenses, I can do it, but I'd rather not). There's actually a couple questions here. Does anyone use zoom lenses at night (for parades mostly I'm thinking), and if so, do you use a monopod or tripod (I tried a tripod last year, just got cumbersome). Usually for night I use my AF-S DX 35mm F1.8G, and I can get some good pictures, but I'm thinking some extra reach may be cool. The issue is most of the lenses I'm looking at don't have such an accommodating f stop like the 35mm has. Here are my options: $400 (coming out soon) AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR ED: Extra Low Dispersion Glass M/A: Manual/Automatic SIC: Super Integrated Coating VR: Vibration Reduction P: Pulse Motor $500 ($300 refurbished from Nikon, but hard to find that way) AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR: Vibration Reduction SWM: Silent Wave Motor ED: Extra Low Dispersion Glass M/A: Manual/Automatic IF: IF Lens $400 but $220 refurbished from Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR VR: Vibration Reduction SWM: Silent Wave Motor ED: Extra Low Dispersion Glass HRI: High Refractive Index Lens A-M: Auto-Manual Mode While I will not solely be using the lens for WDW, I will be bringing it there. I'll likely use it mainly for portraits and landscape, though, with this new range, I'd like to try some wild life as well. Any info on the lenses and/or using them in low light situations, with or without a monopod, is appreciated (I also have a similar thread on a few other sites, but curious to see what you all think here since I have gotten some good info on this forum in the past).