Sun 21-Jul-13 12:13 AM | edited Sun 21-Jul-13 12:40 AM by pjonesCET
If just starting out: the 18-55 I'm not crazy about the 55-200 I have one and it disappointing I don't know how the 55-300 is made, might be better. I lean to recommending the 55-300.
Have absolutely no idea about Sigma or other third party lens for Nikon camera.
From what I've been reading on Nikonian forum some swear by them some swear at them.
Now I have several third party screw-in lens for my Chinnon Film Cameras but my manual camera they no longer make a battery for and the automatic version needs work to tighten up the film winder. (Doesn't hold the film tight enough.) at least one or two are Vivitar (but back when they rivaled Top quality lens. Not today's Vivitar).