I am new to photography, and currently own a Nikon D3100 with the kit 18-55mm lens. I also own a Nikon 35mm f/1,8G AF-S DX, that I generally use for portraits and in low light conditions.
Right now, I am looking for a zoom lens, preferably in the 55-200mm range for outdoor photography. Something which can be used to click landscapes and crowds.
For this purpose I was wondering if I should go for a high aperture f2.8 or higher or would a f4 do? The former is very expensive, and as of now I do not have any experience with landscape photography. The lenses I have been looking at are: 1. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens ($1899) and 2. Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR ($249)
(As you can see there is a huge price difference, so that got me wondering)
Any other lens suggestion apart from the ones mentioned above will also be appreciated