Hey there guys. I have had the nikon d3000 for about a year now. Its a wonderful camera however I sometimes struggle with getting blurred out backgrounds/ focused subject, espcially when Im at a distance. I know that it requires a lower f stop I can achieve the blurry background up close with my 18-55 mm lens thats only when I zoom in and am upclose to the subject . I was looking at other reviews, alot of them pointed to the
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom.
Just confused about the f stop. Doesnt it require a lower f stop to achieve the blurred background, or that doesnt matter with a telephoto lens.
Im pretty sure Ill have to buy a new lens, but need help in choosing the right one for me. Please help me find a great lens at the cheapest possible price. Under 300 would be great,