The only thing I dislike about the Nikon D5200 are the plastic mount lenses...

Started May 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: The only thing I dislike about the Nikon D5200 are the plastic mount lenses...
In reply to Smiller4128, May 17, 2013

Smiller4128 wrote:

I'm loving my D5200, but have recently read about the 18-105mm lens I have for it being a plastic mount and subsequently a lot of people seem to have broken theirs at one point or another. Now I'm scared to death to use it! So I began looking at some other options for lenses with a metal mount and it seems Canon makes you invest quite a bit of money for a medium zoom lens with metal
Mounts. The first lens up is the AF-S 24-85mm at $600, then the 16-85mm at $630, and an 18-200mm at $800, and finally the 17-55mm at $1300...I only wish there were more options for less money like Canon seems to have, but I suppose it is what it is.

As far as plastic mount Nikon lenses go, there are only 3 that are commonly used that might break: the 18-55 kit, the 55-200 kit, and the 18-105kit.

Even the 55-300vr has a metal mount and it certainly isn't expensive.

If the lens is light weight, plastic is fine.

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