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    Junior Member Master Kraftsmann's Avatar
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    Walk around Nikon Lens

    I need a new lens for when I go to Disney in September. I will of course just be walking around taking pictures of various things. Right now the best lens I have for that is my kit lens. I just want something better than that, and reasonably affordable. Does anybody have any suggestions? I greatly appreciate it, thank you!

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    Re: Walk around Nikon Lens

    A Nikon Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX would be your best bet.

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    Re: Walk around Nikon Lens

    You have a D5000? If that's with the 18-105 VR then that's already a pretty good walkaround lens. If you have the 18-55 on the other hand:

    - the 18-105 VR already mentioned (I want one for holidays)
    - the 18-200 VR is very versatile (use it a lot)
    - the 16-85 VR (more pro)
    - the 35mm f1.8 (for use at night)
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    Re: Walk around Nikon Lens

    Yup, 18-55. It's meh. Thanks guys!

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    Re: Walk around Nikon Lens

    I have a (broken 18-200, definitely versatile, albeit heavy. Didn't stop me from walking around disneyland with it though.
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    Re: Walk around Nikon Lens

    Ditto on the 18-200mm VR. It's bigger than your 18-55mm kit lens. But in my book it's still not a big lens. I wouldn't use it for serious architectural photography but for almost everything else it's pretty damn good - especially if you only want to carry one lens. I've got the Canon version and in spite of having "better" glass, it's my most-used lens and it's more than paid for itself with published work. The 18-200mm is always my first recommendation for someone who wants to replace their kit lens.
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    Re: Walk around Nikon Lens

    If I was only allowed one Lens I would go for a Nikon 18-200 VR 2, but having quite a few other lens I never got round to buying that 18-200, I have gone into the camera store to buy one and then end up buying a different lens, maybe I only seem to buy lens with the fact that I earn quite a bit from photography, I sent less than 5% on camera equipment that I have earned from photography, if I did not earn anything from photography I would just have a Nikon D7000 with a 18-200 and a Canon S90, that would do me fine.
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    Nikon D3s, Nikon D2xs, Nikon D7000, Nikon D90.
    Nikon AF-S 12-24mm f/4G DX IF-ED,
    Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX,
    Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF ED,
    Nikon AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G IF ED Micro,
    Nikon AF 135mm f/2.0 D
    Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR ,
    Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED,
    Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR I ,
    Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II,
    Fuji X100, Canon S95, Lumix LX3.

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    Re: Walk around Nikon Lens

    Agree with Eleanor...the 16-85 has become my favorite walkaround lens.
    Under the Wildlife and Nature section I have a post of my recent bear shots. The cub photo was taken with this lens. Mama bear made me slightly nervous and used my 70-300 for her... but was still shaking a bit
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    Keeping it light and simple.

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