I've been using the 18-135 alot for 3 years now and it gives good images. But VR, metal mount, and focus distance scale would be nice. However, the main reason I want to upgrade is 135mm is not that far into telephoto range. I have better lenses when I need them but would like a superzoom when I don't feel like changing lenses. Has anyone had experience with the 16-300? From the research I've done IQ is great from 16-135. But as you get closer to 200 and 300 quality degrades. I'm thinking about buying one from B&H and returning it if I don't like it. If I end up keeping it and it can match the Nikkor 55-300VR at 300 I'll probably sell the 55-300. I thought about the smaller cheaper Nikkor 18-300 but the 16-300 is wider and has a focus distance scale.
Edited by LightMeter, 16 December 2016 - 05:57 PM.