Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens
If you can only bring one zoom lens with your Nikon DSLR, this one is it. Covering a range from wide angle to telephoto and even close-ups from 18 inches away, the Nikkor 28-300mm lens is an excellent all-purpose lens for scenarios that don't allow the time to swap lenses between shots. A nine-blade aperture creates an excellent bokeh effect at wide apertures. Compatible with both FX and DX Nikon DSLRs, upgrading your camera won't mean you have to upgrade the lens. Nikon's Vibration Reduction (VR) II is included, a must for such a long zoom. Both a zoom lock and focus mode switch are also part of this lens. The trade-off for such a versatile lens, however, is the speed (a f3.5 aperture doesn't let in as much light for using faster shutter speeds) and weight. This lens also has a higher price tag, but takes the place of buying several different lenses.