Nikon 18-70 AF vs. ??????

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  1. vwkid45

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    Hello,
    I have recently sold my nikkor 18-70 AF lens. I am using my friends extra 18-55 for now. I was looking to buy a lens around the $300-500 range. I was looking into the nikon 18-135, Tamron 18-200, and the sigma 18-200. I am still very new to photography. Could someone point me in the right direction of a new lens. Give me some pros can cons about my choices! thanks!

    *I am looking for a good all purpose zoom lens, wide angle is a must.
     
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    Well, the 18-135 isn't out yet, but I was talking with the guys at the local shop and at a company picnic a week or so ago there was a Nikon rep there with a D80 and the 18-135mm lens. He said overall the 18-135 is a nice lens, takes good pictures - it's real lightweight though, like 18-55 on the D50.
     
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    Sigma 18-50 f2.8 looks good! Fast as well
     
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    I would have kept the 18-70, it's a good lens for the money, and gotten a 70-300. I'm not a fan of those zooms with the huge range. What didn't you like about the 18-70 that made you sell it?
     
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    i sold the 18-70 because when taking action pictures, i found myself walking a lot... like a lot, and a slightly better zoom such as the 18-135 would have made a big difference, plus the guy paid me $50 more then i payed for it.
     
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    Sounds likes you want wide angle and something longer to shoot sports/action. Best bet for that is two lenses. The super-zooms will have image quality issues zoomed all the way in or out.
     
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    Neither of the 18-200s will focus as fast or have as good optics as your 18-70 did. Out of curiosity, why did you sell it?

    I'd see what the 18-135 turns out to be to find out if it's worth buying.
     

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