You've certainly read Gordon's review of the Nikon kit lenses
and the VR 55-200mm
. The latter is a very nice stabilized tele-zoom, but I think that you will sorely miss the range from 18-55mm, if you go for it as your [b]only[/] lens.
I'd suggest to get the 18-70mm first and then a suitable tele-zoom later. The reason: in the range from 70-105mm you will already miss image stabilization (IS/VR).
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