Best (affordable) upgrade option for the Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 VR kit lens?

Started Jan 8, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Best (affordable) upgrade option for the Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 VR kit lens?
In reply to Suwanavi, Jan 8, 2013

What do you want more:

1. A lot more reach?  - then add a tele zoom like the 55-200 VR, 55-300 VR or 70-300 VR.

2. Need more subject isolation? - then something with a fast aperture like the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8

3. need a more flexible focal range for fewer lens changes? - then something like the 18-105 VR

4. Need faster focusing? - sorry this is harder without getting other things too. The 18-105 VR or Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 will be faster focusing, but will also give you other benefits.

5. Better build quality? - This one is easy, just about anything is going to get you better build quality.

Just an exercise to help you think about what benefits you want the new lens to bring to your photography. And you might even be surprised to discover that a small flash unit or a prime might round out your kit better than another zoom.

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