D7000 + Kit lens =OR= D5100 + 18-200mm VR II ?

Started Jun 3, 2013 | Questions thread
louish63
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Re: D7000 + Kit lens =OR= D5100 + 18-200mm VR II ?
In reply to EhsanTabari, Jun 4, 2013

The 18 - 105 is a fine lens optically although the build quality is not great. I would take the 16-85 over the 18-200 any day. It is a much better lens. However that being said I agree with the poster that if you are new to photography skip these lenses and pick yourself up the inexpensive but fantastic 35mm 1.8 dx lens from Nikon. It is fast and will allow you to experiment with dof and low light as well. As you gain experience and figure out what you like to shoot then decide on a zoom. I had the 18 - 105 and then picked up a used 16-85 which I love. I also have the 35mm 1.8 and tend to use it more than the zooms. The Sigma 17-50 2.8 is another option worth considering. I borrowed my friends for a weekend and it is very sharp and fast!

Good Luck!

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