A&P Nikon Crew - Recommend a walk around lens

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  1. MojoDojo

    MojoDojo New Member

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    Hello All -

    I'm a Canon lover but a good friend of mine asked me for a recommendation for a lens for his Nikon. I turn to you Nikon Gods here for advice.

    He is going on a trip and wants one good lens to take with him. I figured something 18-200 (or 300). I know it can be hard to get just one perfect lens that can do all things equally well, but if you had to pick just one lens what would it be?

    Budget: try to keep it around $300-$500 please.
     
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    the 18-200 is out of the budget you listed. the 18-70 or 18-55 would be fine for a walk around. there is also a tamron 28-?? that people really seem to like.
     
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    my personal walk around lens is my tokina 12-24. if i'm going to walk around (especially some place new) i want to see ALL the scenery, not just a small part. when i was walking around the small towns of montana i put wideangle on and left the rest in the car.

    but i believe most would go with the tamron 28-70 f/2.8
     
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    Yeah I was also gonna say 18-200 but with that budget I'd say the 18-70 would be best. I dunno how much that Tamron one is but that seems good also.
     
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    Save up get the 18-200, its an amazing lens
     
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    The 18-200 many of you are referring to, is this a Nikkor/Nikon or other maker? Link to lens would be great but if you just give me the name of the maker I can find it. Thanks again all for the quick responses.
     
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    Thanks to all. I'm sending an email to my friend now with info on the lenses you are recommending with some prices/reviews I found on the net of each.
     
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    You're welcome
     
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    Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 FTW
     
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    18-200 is such a brilliant lens I have a hard time saying "don't save for it, get X instead"
     
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    for 3-500 you can't go wrong with the 18-70 or 24-85 AFS. If you are considering primes, 50 1.8 and 85 1.8 are great and together would keep you under 500. I don't have any experience with Tamron, Tokina, or Sigma but I have heard okay things.
     
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    28-80
     
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    :ugh:

    28-75
     
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    18-70 + 50 f/1.8 on a budget.

    Not on a budget = 17-55 f/2.8 or 17-35 f/2.8
    but that's just me.
     
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    Sigma makes a 18-200 and its a nice lens. its around $400.
     
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