I am in look for a smart slr camera to visit few cities of Europe and the photog

I am in look for a smart slr camera to visit few cities of Europe and the photography would include of ice laden mountains , sea, rivers , cities etc. I have zeroed to Nikon D 5100 and at every site or shop, it's clear that it is Nikon D5100 SLR (Black) with AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens. I am confused about the zoom power of the camera. Would I need to buy another lens for zoom or this lens would work for me. I don't want to put extra money since this camera is already expensive. Pls guide me about it's zoom capabilities.
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  1. If it works for you depends on how far you want to zoom and from how far away. That lens seems to be from 2006 though, is it a used one?

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/1855.htm
  2. hang-the-9 said:
    If it works for you depends on how far you want to zoom and from how far away. That lens seems to be from 2006 though, is it a used one?

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/1855.htm


    It's a new one. Actually I am confused that general digital cameras show that zoom is 30 or 35 x but slr cameras don,t show that.
  3. This has a pretty good photo primer you may want to read over.
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-lenses.htm

    This is a bit more to the point about what you are asking http://photography-on-the.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-130859.html

    If you want to get to higher zoom levels, need a larger than 55mm.
  4. Before you make the plunge, read some reviews and take suggestions from the forum. Don't aim too low when choosing a camera. I've never heard anyone complaining that the camera they bought is too good.

    Don't rule out used and refurbished cameras from dealers and manufacturers.

    Camera Reviews

    http://www.dpreview.com

    http://www.photographytalk.com/compare-prices/camera-buying-guide

    http://www.kenrockwell.com

    http://www.snapsort.com

    http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment.html
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