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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007
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    Nebraska
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    Where can I find a 18-200mm VRII?

    My local camera store had some a few weeks ago, but alas they are gone now. Where is the best place to find a USA / 5 year warranty one? I'd rather stay away from ebay or used at this point?

    Suggestions? Thanks, D.
    Nikon D700
    Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR
    Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D
    MB-D10
    SB-800 (x2), SU-800
    Canon SD1400IS


    Nikon D300 - for sale
    Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale
    Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale

  2. #2
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    Jun 2005
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
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    Can you wait a bit, or do you have to have one right now? Because that lens is on backorder pretty much everywhere. What many people do is leave their name with a store and you can get a phone call when the lens comes in. You just have to make sure that you go in and buy it right away; if you wait too long, they'll sell it to someone else.

    Stephanie
    My Nikon D80 gallery
    My Fujifilm FinePix F30 and F10 galleries

    SLR stuff: Nikon D80 | Nikon F80 | Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom | Nikkor AF 24mm f/2.8D | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2D | Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8 | Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM | Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) | Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical (IF) | Nikon SB-600 Speedlight

    P&S stuff: Fujifilm FinePix F30 | Fujifilm FinePix F10

    Accessories: Slik Sprint Pro GM tripod

  3. #3
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Nebraska
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    Yes, my local store is saying same thing...but they are a little pricey ($900). Would be nice to find on-line for under $800 if possible.
    Nikon D700
    Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR
    Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D
    MB-D10
    SB-800 (x2), SU-800
    Canon SD1400IS


    Nikon D300 - for sale
    Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale
    Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    485
    Watch some of the online dealers. I got mine from B&H. I noticed they had it in stock, so I just grabbed it. Also, check DPreview. Sometimes when people get them in, the post it. Samy's camera is another I heard a few weeks ago had it. The main thing is to keep checking. I read somewhere that you should check at odd times to see if they up date, like early in the morning.
    Leah
    Nikon D90, because I have a nice Mom.
    Nikon 18-105 VR kit lens | Nikon 50mm f/1.8 |
    Nikon 35mm f/1.8G |
    Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 HSM |Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G VR
    SB 600 & SB400

    Canon G9 "borrowed" from my step-father

    flickr

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
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    You might have to do used if you want it now and don't want to pay more than $800. I saw a couple on a for sale forum for $750 each. I can PM you the link if you want it.
    "Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand." ~ Margaret Bourke-White

    Nikon D80 ~ Tamron 28-75/2.8 ~ Nikon 50/1.8 ~ Tamron 90/2.8 Di Macro ~ SB-600

  6. #6
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Nebraska
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    Don't really need right now. Can wait. I'll probably just keep my eyes on-line. Thanks though.
    Nikon D700
    Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR
    Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D
    MB-D10
    SB-800 (x2), SU-800
    Canon SD1400IS


    Nikon D300 - for sale
    Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale
    Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale

  7. #7
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    Feb 2006
    Posts
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    In stock now

    I just saw on another board that they are in stock at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

    Hope you see this in time.
    Good luck!
    Leah
    Nikon D90, because I have a nice Mom.
    Nikon 18-105 VR kit lens | Nikon 50mm f/1.8 |
    Nikon 35mm f/1.8G |
    Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 HSM |Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G VR
    SB 600 & SB400

    Canon G9 "borrowed" from my step-father

    flickr

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    164
    Thanks for the link and heads up. I was out of town then and missed the opportunity (they are sold out now).

    Called my local camera shop and they have FOUR in stock! Just got them in past few days. So put hold on one and took her home this afternoon. So far so good. Noticeably heavier than the 18-135mm kit lens, but that's okay with me.

    Did some trial shots with VR on and off. Amazing! I'm going to like this lens! Paid $849, which is a little high, but I've got it, no waiting for UPS to arrive.

    Daubs is
    Nikon D700
    Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR
    Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D
    MB-D10
    SB-800 (x2), SU-800
    Canon SD1400IS


    Nikon D300 - for sale
    Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale
    Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    1,148
    Congrats Daubs!

    It is a great "stick on and forget about it" lens. It shouldn't be your only lens, but it IS extremely versatile, and does have quite a few real advantages... Helluva lens for the price - even for what you paid.

    --edit.. I know it isn't your only lens, just put that for other readers.
    Nikon D70s
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8D (If you don't have it you need it)
    Nikkor 18-200mm VR II
    SB-600
    Bogen/Manfrotto Tripods/Heads
    NAS (D300, Nikkor 80-200mm (or 70-200mm)f/2.8, Tamron 90mm Macro)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
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    Congrats on the Lens and Happy shooting.
    I thought about who I am... and realized I was an
    unformed, unreconciled imagery, without "GOD"


    NikonD?
    and some other Nikon stuff

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