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.

Did you consider primes? Most primes are fairly sturdy, and several of them are cheap.

If you really want to go for some high quality feel in the lens, go for a Zeiss prime. They are pricey and have no auto-focus, but they are sharp and really, really sturdy.

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