Cheap lenses for Nikon

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  1. Beth81

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    Hey guys,

    It's been a while since I've been on here, but I'm looking for a new lens.
    I'm taking a trip to Vegas in June and I want a cheap lens. Right now all I have is the 18-55 lens and the 50mm lens. I was looking to get the 55 - 200 but that would be an inconvenience to have to tote all that equipment around. I decided to go for the 18 - 135mm but I was told that if I'm getting the 18-135 then I may as well go for the 18-200mm lens. So I need to know where I can find a cheap lens. Are the Tamrons and Sigmas that great? Also I have the Nikon d60 so I have to be sure that the lens I buy will fit this camera. Please help.....Thanks
     
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    Nikon 18-135 is going to be much better quality than any Tamron or Sigma 18-200 range. I'd much rather have a 18-135 over the Nikon 18-200 too. As for where to buy them, I'd recommend B&H.
     
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    Will the Nikon 18-135mm fit the d60? I want it to be AF of course.
     
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    you should go to the 18-200mm
     
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    agreed.

    i don't see why 18-135 would be better than 18-200 unless you're going for a specific f/stop.
     
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    image quality
     
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    I second the 18-135...

    I bought a Tamron 18-200 f/3.5 - 6.3 for my first lens on my D90 and it sucks. The color saturation is weak, its not as sharp as I want it to be, and the chromatic abberation is pretty bad too. Go with the Nikon...better investment
     
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    Nikon just put this one out, it is a 35mm f/1.8G AF-S Prime lens and it is auto focus as well. I got mine on adorama for 213 in a kit with a UV lens and a cleaning kit. If you are going to get any lens, get the 55-200
     
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    maybe since i haven't used a tamron, i don't know the difference.
     
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    Has nothing to do with using "A" tamron, it has to do with THIS tamron. Some Tammys are good...some bad. Same goes with Nikon lenses. I have a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and it's sharpness/quality/colors, etc... rivals some of the higher end pro glass in my opinion.

    Edit: Oh, and I'm not meaning to come across like I'm yelling...just differentiating between a tamron and this tamron since they aren't all created equal.
     
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    I agree 100% that is my #1 lens at the moment, I love it.
     

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