I asked a question on Facebook last week and really didn't get that much of a response so I decided to turn to you lovelies. I have a Nikon D5000.
I have the AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G lens
and I have the AF-S NIKKOR 55-200mm 1.4-5.6G lens.
While I have learned a lot about both of these lenses, the most important thing I've learned is that I need a different one. The
18-55mm is great if I am pretty close to the kids. The 55-200mm is great if I am a little farther away. I need one that is the perfect lens for both. Does it exist? I swear I think I spend more time changing lenses than I do taking pictures. I went to the zoo the other day and it was just so frustrating because if I wanted pics of the kids then I had to put the 18-55mm on and if I wanted pics of animals I had to switch out. I tried to leave the 55-200 on for both but then I had to end up stepping out into the walkway 6 or 7 feet away from the kids to actually get it too focus.
Bottom line: one is too close and one is too far away
So, my question is . . .
If you were taking pics and you could ONLY us ONE lens, which one would you choose? What is the one lens that you cannot live without?