y3k via PhotoKB.com wrote:
Sounds like this is two mediocre lenses, plus you miss wide angle. I got
a Nikon 28-200 F3.5-5.6 for $350 which is not fantastic quality but
plenty of telephoto & easy to tote around. I'm kind of bummed that it's
not as sharp as this camera deserves though the tele is cool so I'd
recommend that if you really want telephoto now & don't want a bag of
lenses to tote around.
Not worth saving $150 if it's slower & probably blurry.
Yep, get this & a good telephoto later when you can afford it. This is
really supposed to be an excellent quality lense & it has pretty good
wide angle ability though it's not super fast, it's better than the
other options by far.
Also, do you know what kind of use is important to you yet? Either way,
I'd get the 18-70 because that's the minimum quality you want for this
camera. The only other budget option is get a fast cheap excellent fixed
50mm or something like that if you can stand to be a purist & lose zoom
& like the idea of collecting lenses down the road. That would take
noticeably better pictures than the 18-70. Or get a Canon for a little
less money & see what that'll get you in lenses.