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Replacement for my 18-55 kit lens


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"RE: Replacement for my 18-55 kit lens "

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Wed 23-Feb-11 01:31 PM | edited Wed 23-Feb-11 01:33 PM by briantilley

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

A general, generic topic Replacement for my 18-55 kit lens [View all] , Poynton2011 , Wed 23-Feb-11 12:11 PM
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