Nikon Nikkor 18-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens
Often, there's no time to change lenses to capture that perfect shot. The Nikkor 18-200mm lens is versatile enough to be used in nearly any situation, so it's a great lens for shooting events and other high paced subjects like sports. This lens has both wide angle and telephoto operation, plus it can focus from as close as 20 inches, so close-ups aren't out of the question either. Vibration Reduction (VR) is a must for any lens with a significant zoom and this lens includes the latest in Nikon's VR technology, as well as extra features like a quiet motor, seven bald aperture, zoom lock, focus mode switch and included lens hood. This lens isn't as versatile as our top pick, but the trade-off is a much nicer price.