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AF DX Lens comparison


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muleskinner_blues Registered since 31st Dec 2012
Mon 31-Dec-12 06:14 PM


I've only recently jumped into the Nikon world, I picked up a D7000 before our honeymoon this year and I'm still learning the ropes on it (although already got some beautiful pictures out of it).

I hope I am in the correct subforum for this, my apologies if not. I have yet to dabble into other lens with my D7000 yet, planning to try some out in the future. I did receive one as a gift though this Christmas, and I'm curious as to the difference with the lens I got with the camera. The person I received it from thought it was a wide-angle lens but I don't see that and just wanted to see how redundant the two are. I'm still learning the technical ins and outs so bear with my stupid questions .

The lens I have is the AF-S DX NIKKOR
18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR ( http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2179/AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-18-105mm-f%252F3.5-5.6G-ED-VR.html )

And the one I received is AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II ( http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2170/AF-S-DX-Zoom-Nikkor-18-55mm-f%252F3.5-5.6G-ED-II.html )

I do like both for their versatility, they both seem to very good 'catch-all' lens. I like that the second is a bit more portable and lighter, but I don't see from the technical descriptions if it's capable of anything unique compared to the 18-105mm.

Any opinions on whether it is worth hanging on to? If not, we will most likely return it and put the money towards a 'unique' lens before our next trip.

Thanks for your help!