Recommendations for Nikon D3200 Lens

Nov 8, 2018
I have been shooting for sometime with my Nikon D3200 with the kit provided Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens.
I am currently looking to purchase a new all-in-one lens to go with my camera.
I do not have yet identified a specific type of photography that I am particularly fascinated by,
hence I am looking for a good all-in-one lens that I can carry along in my vacation trips to capture the entire spectrum from zooming on landscapes to portraits to close ups of flowers.
I have been doing some basic research and have identified the following two models:

1. Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras --

2. Tamron B018N B018 18-200 F/3.5-6.3 DI II VC Nikon Mount Lens for Nikon DX DSLR Cameras --

But I am not very sure on which should be a better buy considering my usage patterns. I also want to make sure that should I upgarde to a better Nikon camera, I should be able to reuse the lens.
I am not shy on spending the few extra bucks but I would like to understand the immediate and long term benefits.
Can somebody provide some guidance around this area and help me make a choice.


TO be brutally honest with you, you should first figure out the direction of photography that you'd like to take. I personally have a 60mm lens which is perfect for macros and portraits and gives off an amazing field of depth. I'd advise against zoom lenses since they will introduce jitters into your photography.
Nov 8, 2018
I completely understand your point. But I would probably hang on to the overall experience for a little while longer and try to indulge myself with an all-in-one lens and see if something in particular excites me. Would it be easier to answer if I rephrase the question as "Which among the two is a better all-in-one lens?".

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