It’s been over year since I got a new lens — a NIKKOR 50mm prime lens. It’s a very nice lens, but I could use a good zoom lens for all of these karate demonstrations, softball games, school performances, etc. I think you need to have one in your repertoire if you’re into photography. We have a number of events coming up starting this month, so I figure 16 months is long enough.
I’ve had my eyes on the NIKKOR 55-200mm ED VR II for over a year and it hasn’t dropped in price all that time. I ordered it from Amazon yesterday and they somehow delivered it 24 hours later? Incredible. In my brief testing this evening, it’s easy to use, reasonably light, and the photo quality is excellent.
I can’t wait to use it later this week!