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Nikon D60 - kit or body

by pizzleslr / June 22, 2008 6:58 AM PDT

I am looking to buy my first DSLR, i am leaning toward the Nikon D60.

The kit with the 18-55 lens seems to be the most common option and best deal.

At the camera store I saw a great lens by tamron, Tamron?s AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro; The First Tamron Lens With Vibration Compensation Stabilizer.

would this lens make my kit 18-55 lens useless?

assuming i had both lenses - in what scenario would i use the 18-55 lens?

I plan to use this camera/lens for product shots, boxing and sports, landscape and day to day stuff. Again, I am new to DSLR and would ideally like to have a lens that can do it all? Possible?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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by pizzleslr / June 22, 2008 7:05 AM PDT

edit, make that the tamron - 18-200 with stablilizer. not the 28-300

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by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / June 22, 2008 8:04 AM PDT
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The Tamron is rated as adaquate, but is not that sharp as the kit lens. When you get a superzoom you have to have a tradeoff and that comes in the brightness, autofocusing, and image quality. Not to say it's a bad lens and you might never know the difference.

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possibly better choice
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / June 22, 2008 8:22 AM PDT
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The 18-125mm OS from Tamron is just out and might make a better choice if you want more zoom and decent image quality.

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