> what do you guys think about the tamron 18-270??
I find that it is the single most difficult to use lens I've ever tried. The optics are OK - actually pretty good for a 15x zoom, which is what this is. But it is incredibly hard to get consistent quality results, and I don't know why. It's probably user error, but if so, I don't know what error, and moreover I can get consistent results out of pretty much any other lens far more easily. It's not a bad sample- I've had two, and they're both this way. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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The 18-105 mm may be slightly better from 18-24mm but not by very much. The 18-200mm has a significantly wider range. Therefore it is preferred by many as a Jack-of-All-Trades One Lens Solution the is perfect for traveling. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
My travel lens is an 18-200. I find that it is far better than the 18-105 at focal lengths between 105 and 200. (Said with only slight humor; the 18-200 is pretty good up to 105, and you do get the extra reach if you want it. Considering its versatility, I think the 18-200 does a good job all the way out to 200.)
My parents are planning on going to Europe (group tour). Besides the D3100 kit I got for them I also purchased the 35mm f/1.8g. Which lens would be better the 55-200mm or 55-300mm to compliment the 18-55mm lens that came with the camera?