D5000 Zoom lens, Advice needed.

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D5000 Zoom lens, Advice needed.
Jul 23, 2012

I have been using a Nikon D5000 with the 18-55 kit lens for a few weeks & I am very happy with the ease of use & image quality it gives me,

My problem is having moved up from a FZ30 I really misss the zoom option I had with that camera, So I have been looking at zoom lenses for the Nikon & due to a very tight budget the following seem to be my new buy options,

Tamron 70-300 F4/5.6DILD macro, available from Amazon uk at = £126.00

Sigma 70-300 F/4-5.6DG macro, as above = £116.00

Tamron 18-200 F/3.5-6.3 XR DI II, as above = £147.00

if I sell a few things I have I could possible stretch to my prefered option below,

Nikon 55-300 F/4.5-5.6G VR as above = £254.00

I would prefer the lens to work with the D5000 system (in lens motor) But would be really gratefull of any advice or other options you could give me as its my first DSLR zoom purchase, Thanks in advance, Jon.

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