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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Wed 23-Feb-11 01:31 PM
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Wed 23-Feb-11 01:33 PM by briantilley

Paignton, GB

Welcome to Nikonians, Wayne

The 18-55mm DX Nikkors are actually pretty good performers - it won't be easy to get much better quality from another lens within your budget.

The first two lenses you list are the same; there is only one 18-105mm Nikkor. It has greater range than your 18-55mm, and has VR (it's not clear whether your kit lens is the VR version), but in terms of image quality it's not a big improvement.

There is no 17-80mm Nikkor. The AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G VR is the closest to that range, and is probably the best of the Nikkors it its price bracket. The 18-70mm (which is discontinued) lacks VR but might be a slight improvement on your 18-55mm.

May I suggest you check out our Nikkor Lenses Forum for further details?

Welsh Nikonian


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