18-200 mm lens choices, pls help!

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18-200 mm lens choices, pls help!
Nov 9, 2010

Hi all,

I have a Nikon D3000 and am trying to get a zoom lens in the range of 18-200 mm (for 'one lens' solution). I already 18-55 mm Kit lens.

I saw three choices (Nikon, Tamron, Sigma) for this range.

1. Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC Lens for Nikon Digital SLR (with built-in motor) = $249

2. Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Nikon Digital SLR (with motor)= $189.95 after $100 rebate.

3. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens = $650

May I know which one you would recommend? The price-wise, Nikon is much more expensive and am wondering if Nikon lens lives up to its price tag?

If you currently own some of these lens, could you please share your thoughts?

Thanks!
Robert

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