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18-55mm kit lens broken, what to replace it with?


GavChap 4 30 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 4:33PM
My current kit: D90, D40, 18-70mm, 55-300mm, 35mm f1.8.

Usually the 18-55 sits on the D40 (my wife's camera), and the 18-70 sits on the D90 (mine!).

Problem is what do I replace that 18-55 kit lens with? I could get an 18-105 VR for the D90 and move the 18-70 over to the D40? It would be handy having two lenses of similar focal lengths. Or I could even go for an f2.8 zoom on the D90 if I found one cheap enough... Opinions?

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User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
19 Aug 2011 4:49PM
So long as you and your wife are friends, I would suggest going for something totally different that you could share. Maybe a nice 105mm macro.
GavChap 4 30 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 5:06PM
Hadn't thought of that! Thanks.
GavChap 4 30 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 1:04PM
Follow up: I bought an 18-55 VR so I can use it for stabilised video on the D90.
NEWDIGIT 4 401 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 1:23PM
18-200 great everyday walkabout lens
GavChap 4 30 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 1:57PM
Unfortunately the 18-200 is about 200 too much!
ray835 6 149 Wales
1 Sep 2011 2:41PM
must be catching my 18-70 died yesterday SadSad
GavChap 4 30 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 2:59PM
Ray, is it the zoom that's stuck?
ray835 6 149 Wales
1 Sep 2011 4:41PM
its totally dead electronically

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