Nikon 18-55 Kit, versions I & II...differences?

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Nikon 18-55 Kit, versions I & II...differences?
Jan 9, 2009

Hi all.

This has doubtless been asked before but it's proven pretty hard to search for the specific comparison, so I'm just gonna ask it in a new thread.

I'm speaking about the kit lens for the D50 and the D40, one is called:

AF-S DX 18 - 55 mm F3.5 - F5.6G ED

and the other

AF-S DX 18 - 55 mm F3.5 - F5.6G ED II

I know dpr prefers the second one, but what do you real-world-photography guys think? I have the D50 body arriving soon, and the well-regarded 18-70 is a touch out of my price range...as is the VR 18-55...so my query concerns your opinions of versions I and II and how they compare with each other.

Thanks in advance! Please post pictures too. Unprocessed if possible.

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