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Old Aug 21, 2010, 5:49 PM   #1
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Default Nikon AF-S 18-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED VR Lens

I'm sure there must be a thread on this but can't find it. I'm looking at buying a Nikon AF-S 18-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED VR Lens for my D5000. I have the kit lens 18-55VR and bought a 18-200VR. I thought I could get used to swapping lens over but find it can be quite a pain sometimes. With a 18-105 I would use that for approx 90% of the time and use 18-200 for the odd time for sporting events.
Having read reviews on the 105 they appear to be pretty good except for the plastic mount, I'm just a bit worried the plastic mount would cause me problem through wear. I'm looking for advice if this would be an issue for me in the future. I can't afford the 18-200VR. Any advice appreciated.
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Old Aug 21, 2010, 9:02 PM   #2
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I'm sure there must be a thread on this but can't find it. I'm looking at buying a Nikon AF-S 18-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED VR Lens for my D5000. I have the kit lens 18-55VR and bought a 18-200VR. I thought I could get used to swapping lens over but find it can be quite a pain sometimes. With a 18-105 I would use that for approx 90% of the time and use 18-200 for the odd time for sporting events.
Having read reviews on the 105 they appear to be pretty good except for the plastic mount, I'm just a bit worried the plastic mount would cause me problem through wear. I'm looking for advice if this would be an issue for me in the future. I can't afford the 18-200VR. Any advice appreciated.

I wouldn't worry about it. I've never heard of a plastic mount wearing out because of use. If you drop it may break, but you wouldn't want to drop a lens with a metal mount either.
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 5:19 AM   #3
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Many thanks for your advice, From what I read in reviews the lens is pretty good for the price. I know there must be a better lens by like many its down to how much people can afford.

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thats alot of lens with overlapping focal lengths - why get a 18-105 when you have a lens that contains the same range and abit more in the 18-200mm?

or is there to much distortion in the superzoom?
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See:
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor (Tested)
Nikkor AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED DX VR

... versus ...

Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR II Nikkor (Tested)
Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR II DX

The 18-105 is a lot sharper.
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