Which 18-xx DX zoom

Started Oct 30, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Which 18-xx DX zoom
Oct 30, 2007

is optically the best? 18-55, 18-70, 18-135 or 18-200, what do you think? I am not sure if I am asking the right question here, or if a simple answer exists. In very simplistic terms is any of them a definite no no? BTW, I fancied the 18-200 until recently.

After reading a few reviews and threads I wouldn't really consider the kit 18-55, the 18-135 seems the second worst, 18-70 and 18-200 look okay. Or do they? The star of the show in the current Nikkor DX series is probably the 17-55 f/2.8 but it is massive and probably an overkill for D40x body which I am considering.

Would a shorter zoom and a teleconverter be a better combination than say 18-200 to cover a similar range?

Your expert advise would be much appreciated.
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Jan

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