What's the best zoom lens for the Nikon D3100?
The L110 has a 15x optical zoom, which was fantastic. However, the quality of photos wasn't as fantastic, and I disliked the lack of control I had over what the camera thought was a good shot. While I'm waiting for power adapter to charge the battery, I took a few shots with the D3100 before it ran out of power and was suitably impressed - the images looked fantastic (I bought the camera as the bundle with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR DX NIKKOR lens 'kit').
However, when zoomed all the way in with that lens, everything is 1:1 scale as my eyes see it, which isn't exactly a fantastic level of zoom... (not that I was expecting it to be). So, what I'm looking for is the best possible zoom lens (I'm talking lots of magnification needed here) for this camera. I spotted the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens on Amazon, but is there a lens available with even greater zoom?