Nikon 18-105mm kit worth it? Or is it better to go body only?

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Nikon 18-105mm kit worth it? Or is it better to go body only?
Feb 17, 2013

Hello,

How are you?

I am seriously considering buying a Nikon D5100 or a D90, due to the latest price drops.

These are seriously good cameras and can be had for a sweet price.

I currently have no DSLR and no lenses...

So, I am currently wanting a good walk-around camera + lens combo.

My first choice would be the 16-85mm as a walk around zoom. But it is an expensive lens that costs 450 Euros...

I can get a D5100 body only for 340 Euros. With the 16-85, it adds up to 800 Euros.

The kit with the D5100 and 18-105mm is 500 Euros. So, the 18-105 can be had for 160 Euros if bought as part of a kit...

Is it worth it? How does the lens perform? Is it any good optically? Is the wide-end from 18mm to 16mm a big difference?

How is the feedback from users of the 18-105?

Thank you.

Cheers!

Nikon D5100 Nikon D90
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