55-200 or 18-200; 70-300?
55-200 VR- $250.00
EDIT: Looking into the future, and thinking about what everyone said, the 18-200 seems like the better deal later on. As for today, a 70-300VR looks like my best bet as I enjoy shooting stuff far away. Thoughts? Any reviews of the 70-300?
My original budget is a messily $300, making the 18-200 slightly [ok, a lot] out of reach. It would be really handy to not have to switch between lenses, but I don't find it to be too big of hassle. So far my photography mainly involves stationary objects which stay put long enough for me to swap lenses. My only real concern is that the 55-200 is rumored to focus slowly for an AF-S lens, is this true? Can anyone with it speak to its performance? I would like to save the extra $300 for a new super zoom down the road, the 70-300 looks good.
O, dont ask me where I get my lenses...its a secret.