Nikon Nikkor 18-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens
This mid-range zoom adds internal focusing, offers a bit more speed and wide angle as well as telephoto versatility when compared to Nikon's $250 mid-range lens. Of course, those extra features are reflected in the price putting this one at the top of the budget price range. The versatility of having both a wide angle and telephoto in one lens, however, may be worth the extra cost for some. With a f3.5 aperture, it will perform a little better in low light than the f4.5 option. Additional features include image stabilization (VR II), a seven blade diaphragm and silent autofocus motor.