I guess it would be remiss of me to not at least mention this little guy. This is the Kit lens which came with my first DSLR the Nikon D5300. It is a good sturdy serviceable lens. It’s lightweight and actually takes quite a lovely picture. Some people have given kit lenses a bad rap over the years, but it actually a pretty decent lens, especially for starting out and other agree Ken Rockwell gives it a great review.
I should use it more than I do, but when my go-to-lens is 18-200mm I get more range out of it. It is Lightweight and compact, and retractable AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G It features improved optical performance, Vibration Reduction (VR) function and a minimum focus distance of 0.25 m/0.8 ft.
More specs can be found here.I am pretty sure (due the age of them) the following gallery were taken on this lens…it’s the only lens I owned prior to Christmas 2014.
I really should get it out more often, especially for Portraits, it really is a nice lens.
Til next time, happy snapping……..