A&P What's going to be the best bang for the buck upgrade lens...

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  1. FusionZ06

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    I have a Nikon D50 with the "stock" 18-55 lens now. What is the best bang for the buck lens out there.
     
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    price range?

    18-200 VR is probably your best overall bet if you don't mind droppping a bit more now
     
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    Break it down for me...

    Like best lens for under $200, $400, $600 etc...

    I only spent $650 on the camera and lens so I don't want to go extreme.
     
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    Well the body is gonna be the cheap part in a lot of cases, and lens hold there value a lot better.

    I think the 18-200 is like 850, BUT you have that huge range covered pretty well, wide/telephoto. It is probably your best bet if you don't plan on getting a new lens for a while.
     
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    I don't own a Nikon so I don't personally have one, but others seem to be happy with it. And you'd pretty much be able to just carry it around with you.
     
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    It'd definitely be a good investment if you can afford it.
     
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    I mean I can "afford" it however it seems like quite a bit of money seeing as I only spent $650 on my current camera and lens:mamoru:
     
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    Frankly, the stock lens is pretty crappy. And the lens is something you are going to keep without it really losing value. The body on the other hand will be upgraded.
     
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    Check my other thread in the main forum...
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i paid $1k for my 350d when it first came out and $1500 on my 70-200mm IS L. I could sell the 70-200 for at least $1400 but the 350d would probably only bring about 5-600 with the battery grip. when i eventually buy a 20d i will be able to use all of my lenses

    look at the lenses as more of an investment than the camera
     
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    50mm f/1.8 is always a good first lens. fantastic lens
     
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    18-200 is probably your best bet. Im considering selling my 18-70 and 70-300 to purchase one.
     
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    that is what i did :wiggle:
     
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    I'd get a 18-200 VR ftw :bowdown:
     
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    I'm thinking about buying the 70-300mm. Could you post some pics you have taken with it? (maybe one at 300, one at 200, one at 100)
     
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    A good wide angle is the Tokina 12-24mm. its an awesome lens. Only one I really use anymore.
     
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    please dont follow that page..its a real good lens, but that just isnt a real reviewer
     
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    i got one for christmas. wasn't happy with it. very slow at the long end (f/5.6) and the pictures were soft at best
     
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    Best Bang for buck:

    $200: 18-70 D70 Kit lens
    $400-500: 24-120VR
    $750: 18-200VR

    As Ken Rockwell says "It's replaced everything in my bag besides the 12-24"
     
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    You're kidding me right?
     
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    dead serious..Ken Rockwell is the only reviewer I know that reviews equipment without ever touching it.
     

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