I bought a Nikkor 55-200mm VR lens while on a recent trip to Hong Kong, mainly because its cheap and KenRockwell.com praises the heck out of it for being value for $$.
When I came back, I couldn't get used to the tighter framing compared to my Kit 18-55mm lens and also the further focusing distance.
Does anyone know the "purpose" of this lens? What kind of photography does it suit best? (i.e. portrait, architecture etc.). Other than the fact that it has better zoom than my kit lens, I don't seem to be able to make good use of it.
Is there a general way to see, what kinds of lenses are suited more for which photography?
I know some basics. For example, bigger apertures are better under lowlight conditions but I'm still abit lost.
Any information or material will be greatly appreciated!