...and I thought I was new to this.
#1. You can only attach one lens at a time. Please don't ever ask that question again, for your sake.
#2. Get whatever the salesperson tells you to, you won't know the difference.
#3. the numbers indicate how wide of an angle the lense can view. 18-55 indicates it has a range from 18mm (wide angle) to 55mm (longer, but not that long). If you want to get in everything you can see, get the smallest number you can afford (14mm, $2000k). If you want to look into outer space, get the biggest number (600mm, $3000k). Different lenses cover various ranges and are built to various quality standards and are priced accordingly. A lense that covers a wide range (18-200) will cost more than one that only covers one range, like an old fixed lense point and shoot (35mm, no zoom at all).
Most of lenses that come with the cameras are average quality, but that 18-55 on the Nikon D40x is supposed to be better than average.
I've been looking into this for a while and will probably drop a couple of grand when I finally pull the trigger, but the bottom line is you're going to be stoked on whatever you get.
I want to buy an entry level DLSR, probably Nikon D40x or Canon Rebel Xti. I have no knowledge on the lenses. Can someone please help me in clarifying few things
1) What exactly a 18-55mm or 55-200 or 18-135 mm lens mean.
2) Is it good to have one 18-135 mm or (18-55mm & 55-200 mm) together?
3) If I buy 18-55 mm & 55-200mm, will I be using one at a time on my camera..or 55-200mm should be inserted only after 18-55mm?
4) If the lenses are only measured by the factor of 55/18 or 200/55 or 135/18 , 135/18 would be the ultimate choice..right?? why shld a person go for 18-55 mm & 55-200/300mm??
Please educate me..
Thanks in advance.