At the moment I have only a 28-80 and 70-300 lens I am in the process of replacing my 18-55 question is would there be any point getting the 55-200 lens Thanks my camera is the D50
Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride. We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.At the moment I have only a 28-80 and 70-300 lens I am in the process of replacing my 18-55 question is would there be any point getting the 55-200 lens Thanks my camera is the D50
Broken and unrepairableI guess the first question I should have asked is why do you want to replace the 18-55? I'm not saying you shouldn't, just wondering what about it doesn't suit your needs that something else might. I have that lens with my backup camera, a D3400. It is not a bad lens for what it costs. It was the kit lens that came with most DX cameras. Mine has VR, I believe the earlier version doesn't. It can take sharp photos. It doesn't compare with more expensive lenses, in either sharpness, speed or durability, but it will get the job done. I have considered upgrading my daughter's 18-55 with a faster, sharper lens with a larger zoom ratio lens. Right now, she is happy with what she has, so I will look elsewhere for birthday/Christmas presents for her until she gets the itch for something else. Other lenses I have gotten for her have been FX lenses. That is not a bad strategy for longer focal length lenses. The FX lenses are generally sharper and many are more robust, but are also heavier and more expensive. One big advantage is you will be ready for a full frame body upgrade later down the road, if that is in the cards. Unfortunately, that strategy doesn't work well on the wide angle side because of crop factor. The 24-70 I have on my full frame camera would be the equivalent of 36-105 on a crop frame camera. Great on the longer side, and not so much on the wide. Investing in quality glass is generally considered a sound strategy for building a system.