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 Post subject: A second Lense
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:05 pm 
Hey,

I was wondering if you can tell me a good budget second lense for my Nikon D40x?


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Hi Abel, I'm presuming you've got the 18-55mm right?

Well it depends on whether you'd like a single lens to REPLACE your 18-55mm which might offer a longer range, or if you want something to compliment it - ie offer a more magnified or a wider range.

What sort of pictures do you want to take and when using the 18-55mm, do you ever wish it went wider or zoomed-in closer, or perhaps focused closer to subjects?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:20 am 
Well Gordon,

I found two lenses which are the 55-200 VR DX or the 18-200 VR DX and I'm leaning over to the 18-200 because I'm probably not going to change my lense and neither carring two lense around. I've been reading some books on lenses and they say that saving up for a great "glass" is much worth the wait. Don't you think so?


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Hi Abel, your research is spot on!

It's definitely worth investing in decent lenses.

The new Nikkor 55-200mm is designed to complement the standard kit lens and is a great budget option.

The Nikkor 18-200mm is designed to replace your kit lens and is an ideal all-rounder which of course delivers the same range as the 18-55mm and the 55-200mm together. So you get the convenience of a single lens, less chance of dust etc, but it's more expensive and its popularity means it's often in short supply.

Both have VR for anti-shake and both are AF-S lenses which means they work fine on both the D40x and the D40.

Our review of the Nikkor 18-200mm, which includes a new video tour, is here: http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikkor18200mm/

Click below for the latest prices from Amazon.com on both lenses and if you decide to buy either of them from Amazon, please first click through to them from these links! Thanks!

Nikkor 55-200mm

Nikkor 18-200mm.

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