D7000 with a 18-105 kit lens, 18-200 Nikon lens, or something else

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D7000 with a 18-105 kit lens, 18-200 Nikon lens, or something else
Nov 4, 2010

Hi. I'm about to get a D7000 and am not sure which lens to get with it. Financially, the kit lens would be better, but I don't want to hobble a great camera with a mediocre lens (if that's the case). Obviously the 18-200 has a far greater range, but does it produce better photographs? How does it compare to the kit 18-105? Many of the photos I take are done in that range, so if the optics and sharpness are the same, it would seem that the kit lens is fine. Alternatively, is there another lens (or combination of lenses) I should consider? I like the Nikon 35 1.8, but that alone doesn't help my need for a wide angle and a telephoto. I've got up to around $700 to play with on a lens. Any advice and help is much appreciated.

Andrew

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