Nikon 55-200mm AF-S DX VR IF-ED Zoom-Nikkor Lens
The price tag on this Nikon zoom lens is very enticingbut this isn't just a bare minimum lens. The 55-200mm range makes it a great addition to any of Nikon's DX format kits, zooming in quite a bit closer than most kit lenses. With vibration reduction included, camera shake is minimized even when fully zoomed. Like most Nikon lenses, it also has a smooth, quiet operation. Nikon's lens coatings help reduce ghosting and glare. The downside is that the minimum aperture is 4.5, which isn't horrible, but there are faster options out there. For the price tag, however, the features can't be beat.