Zoom Lens To Compliment 18-55mm For D3200?

Hi, I’ve recently purchased a Nikon D3200 with the kit 18-55 lens and I’m looking for a zoom lens on a bit of a budget (since I’m only 16). I’ve found a couple of 70-300 lenses by Tamron and Sigma:
I’ve been doing some research and the lens apparently needs a built in motor, as the d3200 doesn’t have one on board. Also it would be preferred if the lens had stabilisation as I don’t often use a tripod.
Any suggestions are appreciated however I’m on a budget of about £150.
Many thanks in advance! 🙂

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3 Responses to “Zoom Lens To Compliment 18-55mm For D3200?”

  1. Jim A says:

    Just an opinion but I think a valid one. Don’t complement, replace.
    It’s very common for folks to add a 55-200 to your set up and that’s a fine combination. But then when they go to change lenses on a shoot, they open up the camera to sensor dust. Then they’re complaining because they have to pay for a cleaning when they could have prevented it by buying
    an 18-200.

  2. lowlevel says:

    I change lenses all of the time and I don’t ever see sensor dust. Makes you wonder how we ever survived in the film days where you had to open the camera up ever 24 or 36 shots!
    You don’t have a lot of money for another lens, but the cheapest and best one is the 55-200mm from Nikon since it has image stabilization and it is much better built than that discount glass. You can pay for a lot of cleanings between buying that and an 18-200mm…. at which time it would probably be time to replace the camera anyways.

  3. NickP says:

    I am with “lowlevel” contributor. I too think a 50-200mm lens is ideal. That’s the set up I have. The 18-55mm that came with the camera and a 50-200mm. I have changed lenses many times. But I point the camera lens toward the ground to remove and replace the lens.Whether this helps or not I don’t know, but it seems logical and I have had my camera going on two years and other than the mirror shaking option I have had no problems with sensor dust. CARE is the watch word with cameras, especially digital.
    Good Luck!

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