Buying new lenses.

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  1. EBphotography

    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    I'm buying a D50 tonight, and I have two different options.

    I am split between buying the Nikon 18-135mm 3.5-5.6, or buying the Nikon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 ED and the 70-300mm 3.5-5.6.

    The 18-135mm is 329.00 USD.

    The combination of the 18-55 and the 70-300 is 240.00 USD. My logic is that I will have a wider range with similar aperture for less money, but I must be missing something?

    I read reviews of the 70-300mm and talked to someone with the Sigma version of that very lens, and I think it'll do what I need without spending 479.00 for the VR.

    I should also mention regardless I am buying a 50mm 1.8.

    Any thoughts are appreciated!

    Eric.
     
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    I'd go with the 18-135 and call it good. It's faster over more of a range than the 18-55/70-300 combination. At 55mm, the 18-135 is probably around f/4, the 18-55 is at f/5.6. the 18-135 has a 28-200mm range if on 35mm, that's a good range.
     
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    Thanks. :) That would give me more time to choose between the 70-300mm I mentioned and a better one. ;) thanks again.
     

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