View Full Version : which lens would be good to replace the kit lens?

02-07-2006, 05:50 PM
hi there, im gonna buy my DSLR soon, and ive decided to go through Nikon D50, i was thinking to get the body only and get some nice lenses, there is one lenses that i would denitely get it the 50mm f1.8, looks like its a must have lens. :) so i want to know what lens more is good for replacement for the 18-55mm kits lens, i mean which one would be better, ive come acrossed few lenses like:

*Sigma AF 55-200mm 55-200 F/4-5.6 f4-5.6 DC- which is cheap

*Sigma 18-125mm 18-125 F/3.5-5.6 f3.5-5.6 DC Lens - bit pricey

but i dont know whats the real difference between these two, help me plz...

by the way ive saw these deals on the net...

*Nikon D 50 Digital + AF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX + AF-S55-200mm f/4-5.6G DX - Black

and this

*Nikon D 50 Digital + Sigma AF 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC + AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC - Black

but i dont see much difference but the second one is 20 pounds cheaper than the first one... does the letter S in the lenses stands for something?

02-08-2006, 01:34 AM
Well.. the 55-200 is a 55-200 lens... rather different froma 18-125mm lens... :confused: :confused:

So, I do not know what you do not understand about them being different. With a Nikon DSLR, 18mm is where the real wide angle begins, 35mm is sort of in the middle, and above 55mm is where tele ranges start.

So, the 55-200 lenses offer some tele range to the 18-55mm lens which offers wide angle to portrait range.

The 18-125 tries to do it both, (and the 18-200 lenses try to offer even more tele range to that).

The difference to the two sets you are giving is that one is from Nikon, the 2nd is from Sigma. The Nikon 18-55mm is a better lens than the Sigma one, and will focus much more silently.