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m3rvt Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Apr 2009Sat 06-Apr-13 01:10 PM
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"Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR DX G ED Lens"


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What do you think of this lens for a D60? I am looking for a nice middle range lens. I already have a 18-55, 50mm and a 70-300. Sometimes that 70-300 is cumbersome and the 18-55 is not quite enough.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 06-Apr-13 05:55 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR DX G ED Lens"
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Hi Mary,

The 18-105mm has about the same build quality and optical performance of the 18-55mm. Both are kit lenses and optically excellent. If you are happy with the 18-55mm and are looking for more range, the 18-105mm should fit your requirements.
If you are looking for improved optical performance and better build quality you might want to consider the 16-85mm.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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four eighty sparky Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2011Tue 23-Apr-13 02:17 PM
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#2. "RE: Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR DX G ED Lens"
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The 18-105, while not top-shelf glass, is certainly no slouch either. I have yet to have anyone say, "Nice capture, but you took it with that dog of a kit lens...."

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patrickkuk Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Aug 2009Tue 23-Apr-13 02:23 PM
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Thumbs-UP here for the 18 105.

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BGD600 Registered since 19th Sep 2012Tue 23-Apr-13 02:27 PM
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Depending on prices where you are and your requirements, you may want to consider the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8

I replaced my 18-135 with it, and while the af was a little slower than lenses from the Nikon stable, I really appreciated the extra IQ and ability to use it in low light.

  

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