Need Lens Help!

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A-Craig4 New Member • Posts: 1
Need Lens Help!

Hello all,

I am an amateur photographer who recently rediscovered my passion for photography. I am currently shooting on a Nikon D5100 DSLR and have three lenses that I utilize;

1. AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

2. AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor ED 55-200mm F4-5.6G

3. Tamron Auto Focus 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens with Built In Motor

Due to the hassle of switching between all of these lenses for various shots while hiking/riding a bike, I am looking to reinvent my repertoire of lenses. I have been looking at the Nikon 18-300mm VR lens as well as the Tamron 18-400mm VC lens. Additionally, I am also open to the possibility of having two lenses; a 18-200mm and a 200-500mm. I primarily use my camera at places such as parks where I take wide-angled shots of a pond and zoomed-in/macro shots of birds, ducks, and plants. I also take it with me on vacation and walking around downtown taking scenic shots and well as zooming in on various buildings or artistic creations. To help you all, the only post-processing I do on my photos is adjust the sharpness, saturation, and exposure.

I did research the all-in-one lenses and am aware of the tradeoffs such as vignetting and warping. Like I said I am by no means a pro but I do want quality images that I can frame, share, etc. If you do want to see some of my images for a reference, you can check them out at https://www.flickr.com/photos/acraig9/

Any help/recommendations is highly valued and hopefully you have an idea of what lens repertoire would be right for me!

Nikon D5100
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