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Lens dilemma for my D40

Tiggi

UK
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Tiggi Registered since 30th Dec 2010
Thu 30-Dec-10 10:38 PM

Hi, I'm new to the forum (and new to the world of Photography).

In a nutshell, I purchased a used D40 a few months back and the lens packed in after a couple of weeks. I suspected something was wrong from the start, but didn't really know any better.

I now have no lens at all but wasn't expecting to have to buy one so soon, so not much in the way of budget right now. I'd rather have A lens than no lens, but I am now struggling between 2 options.

I am strongly leaning towards the 18-105 with VR as a one lens option.

Alternatively I could pay up now and just get antother 18-55,probably with VR as there's not a big price difference with or without. I could then add the 55-200 later in the year. I did miss the zoom on occasion when I was able to use it as I have been using a superzoom camera for a few years.

My question is, aside from the obvious necessity to change lenses as the situation requires, is there any disadvantage to getting the two (18-55 and 55-200) as opposed to having one with a slightly longer focal range (18-105)? They all get good reviews and I know this is subjective. I have just been reading and reading and reading ...... for the last 2 months and although narrowed down to the above, my head is now spinning. (P.S. Ideally I would love to get the 18-200, but it is right out of my budget). Many thanks.

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