The only large aperture zoom in this range is from Sigma the AF 18-50mm 2.8 EX DC Asp IF. It has no image stab and costs around 370EUR.
The Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm 3.5-4.5G IF-ED is around 280-300EUR but also has no image stab. See Gordon's verdict here: http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikko ... age6.shtml
If you want image stab then there is the Sigma AF 18-200mm 3.5-6.3 DC OS for around 500EUR and the Nikkor AF-S VR DX 18-200mm 3.5-5.6G IF-ED at 650EUR. The Nikkor having the better I.Q. than the Sigma.
: I'm unfortunately not sure whether the SIGMA AF lenses without HSM will autofocus on the D40! Can someone clear this up, please!?!?
Sorry! Just read that the Sigma AF 18-50mm 2.8 EX DC Asp IF does not have an internal AF motor, so does not auto-focus on the D40(x)!!!
So Forget about that lens...
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