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Poynton2011 Registered since 23rd Feb 2011Wed 23-Feb-11 01:11 PM
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"Replacement for my 18-55 kit lens "
Wed 23-Feb-11 01:12 PM by Poynton2011

GB
          

D40 Camera

I was kindly given a voucher for Wildings Photo shop here in the UK and would like to put it towards a new lens.

In addition to the above kit lens I own the 35mm prime lens.

I'm looking for a lens which covers 18-55 and beyond but doesn't have to be a super zoom. Want it for everyday shooting. Must be able to produce better images than the kit lens and they will mainly be outdoor.

I was considering

Nikon 18-105 VR AF-S DX EDNikon
AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
DX 17-80mm

Comments and any other suggestions please


Max budget up about £300.00 and I would consider 2nd hand.

  

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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?

Brian
Welsh Nikonian

  

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