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    Hi Guys

    Would be getting my first DSLR [Nikon D90] over the weekends
    the problem is

    I can't decided over the lens bundle.

    the choices:
    18-105mm VR , 18-55mm , 55-200mm

    currently what i was thinking is that
    either the
    18-105mm VR by itself or the 18-55mm + 55-200mm pairing

    wonder whats u guys think is the better choice?

    I would be mostly doing photojournalism stuff..
    with the need of both wide and zoom lens

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    i will go for 18-55 and 55-200mm
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    Maybe u want to get the D90 body without the kit lens and get the 18-200mm lens separately to go along with it. I bought mine 2mths ago without regret.
    Happy shooting!

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    Since its your first DSLR, my humble suggestion is get the kit first. The kit lens is good for most shootings and you can always let go later still at a good price.

    18-55mm is one of the good lens out there sharper than kit and 18-200mm. Try out first no hurry rite? ^.^
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerasto View Post
    Maybe u want to get the D90 body without the kit lens and get the 18-200mm lens separately to go along with it. I bought mine 2mths ago without regret.
    Happy shooting!
    same thoughts here. i just luv the fuss free option.

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    Actually i was tinking those lens with long range e.g. the 18-105mm & 18-200mm lens, what are the pros and cons of such lens really? cos i have no idea, other than the 'fuss-free' and sharpness factor u guys already meationed ?

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    Default Re: Help On Lens Selection

    with 1 lense,

    pros:
    . no lense change = less dirty image sensor
    . faster respond time
    . economise on size & weight

    cons:
    . picture quality may not match seperate lenses (colour, sharpness, distortion, chromatic aberration may suffer)

    how wide angle would u like? sometimes the focal length may be a factor in choosing ur gears.

    for me, i have a 12-24mm + 28-135mm for my Canon with a 1.6X crop.
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    If serious photojournalism then 18-105mm as you dont want to be caught off guard when a picture opportunity arises. Only if you are experienced and know by instinct what lens you want then you go for a variable lens system.
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    i got a 18-105mm and my friend got a 18-55mm and the image he have is sharper then mine .. but the problem he always complain is "he can't zoom far like mi "

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiewei View Post
    i got a 18-105mm and my friend got a 18-55mm and the image he have is sharper then mine .. but the problem he always complain is "he can't zoom far like mi "
    Image sharpness is affected by many factors. The longer your focal length the more you are susceptible to shake by your hands. That's why a lot of longer lenses come with IS now. It's easier to get sharp pictures hand held with shorter focal length. If you really want to compare then use a tripod, remote shutter (or timer) and equal aperture / focal length settings and also equal camera settings (JPEG parameters).

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    i would go for the 18-55mm and 55-200mm combo.

    After painful spending, I realised that going for an all-in-one lens often give unsatisfactory results.
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    Wow. Thx for all the replies guys..

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