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I'm planning to buy a new camera along with lens. I have 2 options

  1. Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR and Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G

  2. Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Which option would be better??

Camera- Canon D7200, Usage - Personal photography.

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    Product recommendations are off-topic. – walther Nov 12 '17 at 19:22
  • @walther - I've tried to push an answer along more generic lines, which might make it a better fit. – Tetsujin Nov 12 '17 at 19:23
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    @Tetsujin, your answer is fine, I just don't think we should encourage more questions like this. Recommendations are short-lived and when it comes to general buying guidelines, I think those can be easily found on the Internet without having this site plagued by countless "I have camera xyz, what lens to buy?". – walther Nov 12 '17 at 19:30
  • Different lenses but the same issue: One lens that covers a very wide focal length range or two lenses that cover less range each. Why prefer the 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses vs 18-200mm? – Michael C Nov 12 '17 at 22:26

Presumably a Nikon D7200.
Shopping recommendations are off-topic on stack exchange generally - however, I would think about what you need them for.

If you don't know yet, then neither of those choices will really let you find out.

Your first choice will leave a big hole in the middle - the exact same trap I fell into when I first started, & I always needed something from the 'hole' whatever I was doing.

The 2nd - personally I think is too short for a 'beginner's walkabout lens'.
I'd look at one of the the 18-300s. They're not fast or particularly sharp, but really not bad at all & at least would let you learn what lengths you use most without too much initial outlay. Consider it a good start-point from which you can work out what you might need in a couple of years.

If your wallet would stretch further, I'd add a good fast 35 or 50mm prime to that, so you can see what a fast, wide aperture can do. Fast zooms cost a fortune, fast primes are relatively cheap.

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