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16-85mm or 18-105 D90 kit

Started Oct 4, 2008 | Discussions thread
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16-85mm or 18-105 D90 kit
Oct 4, 2008

I have decided to upgrade from my D70 to the D90. However, I can't decide whether to go with the kit lens or to buy the body only and pick up the 16-85.

I suspect that the 16-85 may be a bit sharper. It is also a bit wider, although I've never really noticed the need for this given how and what I shoot.

The 16-85 has (I think) VR II, while the 18-105 has VR I, although I don't know the difference.

All things being equal, I would prefer to minimize the number of times that I have to change lenses. I currently have the 18-70, 70-300 VR, 105 Micro VR and the 50/1.8. So the 18-105 would overlap a bit, but might help me avoid having to slap on the 70-300 so often.

Any thoughts?

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Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX +2 more
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