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


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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!!!
 

Squid

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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?
 

fergo

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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! :)
 

plasticeye

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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 =)
 

wildcat

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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.
 

Blur Shadow

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If I had the 18-55mm VR kit lens already, I'll go get the 55-200mm VR to complement.
 

Numnumball

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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.
 

VainKid

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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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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.
 

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