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To me a kit lens is much shorter than 200mm on the long end. There are way too many compromises at both ends of the focal range on a typical 18-200/18-300.

For kits, I would actually aim a little bit higher than the typical 18-55. Good thoughts for DX - 16-85 DX (pricey but worth it) and the good old standby 18-70 DX.

Put that together with the 35/1.8 and you have a very versatile system that covers wide to short tele and gives you options in low-light (the prime). And you're not giving up anything really noticable at the long and short ends in terms of image quality.

If you must have a tele, you can go 70-300, both Nikon and Tamron have good options, especially with the latest versions with built-in focus motors and image stabilization. That's a three lens setup that won't break the bank (esp. if you buy used) and gets you the most bang for your buck.

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