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    Default Nikkor 55-200mm VR or 18-105mm VR???

    hi guys!

    just want to ask some of your opinion. i'll be buying some lens pretty soon....im torn between the Nikkor 55-200mm VR and the 18-105mm VR....

    do you have anything to share and enlighten me for my pick of choice....??? im using a Nikon D5000 with its kit lens....

    hope to hear from you...
    thanks a lot guys!!!
    Nikon D5000 AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

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    55-200 lens is a better complement to your current kit lens, unless you absolutely have no intention to capture images beyond 105mm focal length.

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    why do you need to buy another lens? your current kit lens limiting you in any ways?

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    Whats the purpose of you getting those lens?
    i believe each lens has its specific purpose. though i dun own one but i think 18-55mm is a pretty decent lens. despite restricting you on the tele ends.

    if you wan something for a good all round, i suggest getting the 18-200VR instead. firstly it covers quite a range, its light(good for travel) and the IQ isnt bad at all.

    when i first started, i didnt exactly know what kind of photography i wan to go into. the 18-200 served me pretty well. but now that i know what i have interest in, i'm planning to change my setup to wide angles and wide aperture lens. (landscape/events)

    hope this helps.. cheers!
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    go for the 55-200... since you have the 18-55... but be aware since 55mm is not wide enough compared to 18mm so you will change lens most of the time... if its not a big deal, then 55-200 would fit you best =)
    Nikon D90 : Nikkor 18-200VRII : Nikkor 18-55 VR : Nikkor 50mm f1.8 : Nikon SB-900

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    Default Re: Nikkor 55-200mm VR or 18-105mm VR???

    Using 18-105mm most of the time and 55-200mm sits in the dry box all the time (have yet to bring it out, but then I'm just a new D5000 user). Don't know what you're using for, so won't know what to advise you also.

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    Default Re: Nikkor 55-200mm VR or 18-105mm VR???

    Or get a 24-120. good enought for me.
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    If I had the 18-55mm VR kit lens already, I'll go get the 55-200mm VR to complement.

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    Default Re: Nikkor 55-200mm VR or 18-105mm VR???

    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    If I had the 18-55mm VR kit lens already, I'll go get the 55-200mm VR to complement.
    +1 on tt, get the 18-105 only if r lazy to lens chg and can make do with compromising on the longer end reach. (105mm-200mm)
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    If you are lazy to change lens (like me...), can sell off your 18-55 and get the 18-135 depending on what you are shooting...my 18-105 is enough for my shooting. maybe only about 10% of the time I find it zooming not far enough.
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    Default Re: Nikkor 55-200mm VR or 18-105mm VR???

    I think it's a wise choice to keep the 18-55 which u might need it in future, get the 18-105 from B&S section where people sell their kit lens from d90. I'm happy with the 18-105 when using as walk around as a newbie

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    Default Re: Nikkor 55-200mm VR or 18-105mm VR???

    Get the Nikkor 70-300 VR or 80-400 VR if you need the reach. It all depends on what kind of photos you usually take.
    S5Pro|S3Pro|D50|16-85VR2|70-200VR|80-400VR|S50f1.4|105f2|135f2|SB900|SB80DX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    If I had the 18-55mm VR kit lens already, I'll go get the 55-200mm VR to complement.
    yup..absolutely right.. me too!
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