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      12-10-2008, 02:05 PM   #11

Drives: 07 AW Z4C 3.0Si
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Diego

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Originally Posted by Subw00er View Post
If I were to have one lens, it would be the 18-200VR. Pricey, but possibly the only lens you'll ever need. Its great.
X 100. I have this lens and use it extensively for work, indoor and outdoor scene documentation. I am very happy with the quality of the optics and as a one lens does it all package. The VR function is very helpful, particularly when you don't want a flash in reduced light situations. I consider not having to carry around multiple lenses a plus and I don't have to worry about dust getting inside the camera/lens (major plus).

On the downside, it is a slightly larger/heavier then a lot of standard lenses (minor negative). Also, when shooting at significant downward angles, you have to hold the lens barrel to prevent creep (minor/major negative).

The lens is pricey and can be beat by specific application lenses, but for my use it was the best way to go.
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