55-200mm suitable for everyday use?
September 28, 2011 8:26 PM Subscribe
Should I replace an 18-55mm lens with a 55-200mm?
posted by InsanePenguin to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My wonderful fiancee dropped my D40 straight on its lens and the mechanism is jammed right up. I'm bringing it to a camera shop tomorrow to see what it will cost to fix, if it's fixable.
But I'm wondering if I should just take the opportunity to buy a new lens. The camera came with an 18-55mm lens that is nice but I find it lacking for any kind of distance. If I bought a 55-200mm lens, would I find it usable for normal shooting as well as, say, bird-watching?
Basically, is a 55-200mm suitable for everyday use?