So I reported a couple of weeks ago that my D80 with its 18-135mm lens took a dive off the top bunk while we were on a cruise and snapped the plastic bayonet ring on the lens.
I have since replaced the ring on the lens and everything still works, but this is the second drop for the lens and the pictures are decidedly soft now so I think the lens is out of whack a bit.
This prompted me to buy a D600 and I got a 24-70mm F2.8 lens to go with it which is awesome.
I don't want to get rid of the D80 because the wife actually owns it and will use it and i am trying to get the kids interested in photography (which they have on and off).
So I want to get a lens that is a decent all-rounder, nothing over the top but I cant decide if I should just buy FX lens lens that is suitable for both or get a DX solely for this camera (yeah I can a DX on the D600 as well in crop mode).
The 18-300mm DX seems great but at $1K its a lot for a DX lens (see below).
The 28-300mm FX ($800) also seems like a good choice since its cheaper (the 28-200 is also an option), but on the DX I calculate it to be a 42-450mm which is probably not quite wide enough at the bottom end. it suits the 600 fine though.
So what do I do? Can anyone recommend a lens for me. Does not have to be Nikon, but I want something decent for walking around with that is not too heavy and will work well on both cameras.