Lens recommendations for a new D5100

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Lens recommendations for a new D5100
Jun 13, 2011

I am new to Nikon and am just about to purchase the Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm VR Lens. I would like to add another lens to that purchase to find a lens that would cover a bit more distance. In addition to normal family photo ops, I like to shoot my son playing Soccer and running Track. There are a few lens options that are available with discounts as a bundle with the camera purchase. The options are:

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Telephoto Zoom Lens
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Zoom Lens
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Autofocus Lens
Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens

The 18-200 lens is a temptation since for most applications, I would not have to take it off. I'm sure that at some point I would like to get a lens that would go to the 300mm range. I shoot his soccer right now with a Pentax 100-300 lens.

I'd love to hear your recommendations.

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