I purchased a D300 (my first Nikon) at the end of May with the 18-200 "kit lens" intending to purchase additional glass as soon as I felt comfortable in the Nikon environment. Since then I have taken a whole lot of pictures, mostly in Shamong New Jersey where I live. Here's a few of them all shot with the 18-200. View attachment 223581 View attachment 223582 NIKON D300    ---    82mm    f/11.0    1/60s    ISO 200 View attachment 223586 I am very pleased with the D300 and enjoy the range of the 18-200. Lusting however for pro-glass.