One is better than the other, and I talk about why. which of these two would any photo buff out there recommend as the better buy ? Caveat: The all the ads below come from third parties. What are they exactly used for? There may be a little confusion about 18-55mm vs 55-200mm lenses. If cost doesn't matter, order the 18-200mm and save yourself the trouble of swapping between two other lenses. Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro have had to take, feel free to help me continue helping everyone. The choice is simple. Which should I choose? Introduced with the Nikon D40 DSLR, this is the cheapest lens on test here and offers a basic 3x optical range. This post will guide you through these two best beginner gears. google_color_link = "0000FF"; The 18-55mm lens for a photo of the sparkling stars in the sky, and the other for the close and clear face of your lover. When you want to have an overview of the field full of wild animals, you can use the lowest 55mm zoom. What can Nikon 55-200mm VR shoot better than 18-55mm? It is perfect for capturing landscape scenes, with an extra option for more focused objects. Although these lenses still have lots of drawbacks as they are kit lenses. Grab your 18-55m lens and everybody is partying in your photo. New photographers need to practice a lot, thus a lightweight tool is necessary.