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wtg1959 Jul 10, 2006 1:36 PM

I was going to buy a Nikon D50 digiral SLR in the near future, but cannot decide what lens to buy. I am between buing the Nikon 2 lens package with the Nikkor 18-55 and th 55-200 DX lens and the Tamron 28-300 XR Di Ld lens. Any suggestions. Thanksng to buy a Nikon Dr

rey Jul 10, 2006 3:25 PM

The 18-55 and 55-200 is a good range for the D50. I think the 28-300 is not wide enough on the 28 side. I'd probably get the Tamron or Sigma 18-200 over this. There's not much difference between 200 and 300 in terms of telephoto, but there's a huge difference between the 18 and 28 in terms of wideness.

norm smith Jul 10, 2006 5:12 PM

Agreed. The Tamron 18-200 will also give you a limited macro ability, thoughI like the Nikon 55-200, it is surprisingly light and i have been pleased with the images.

wtg1959 Jul 11, 2006 7:58 AM

How is the Nikon 55-200 for shooting fast action sports like basketball or softball?

rjseeney Jul 11, 2006 5:30 PM

For outdoor sports, the 55-200 should do fine. Indoor sports on the other hand will be a struggle if you cannot use flash. Unless you have a fast constant aperature 2.8 zoom, indoor sports shooting will be tough. A bright prime, like the 50 f1.8 is a better bet.

Shaun Geraghty Jul 12, 2006 3:37 AM

I went for the Nikkor 18-70 lens instead of the 18-55 and have supplemented it with a Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro which is working well. I'd like to add a Sigma 105mm lens for macro work soon too.

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