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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1W1 View Post
    Make sure that if you do that you have somebody (a friend) who will outbid any really low offers at the close of the auction.
    A friend on my sold some clothing (motorcycle) on a start low basis and got only one bid for the start price and dropped an absolute bundle because he was not aware of how to use the system.
    That's a good tip. From what I've seen on ebay lately, the 18-200VR has been going for around $900.
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    You are kidding surely.

    I can buy a brand new legit Australian import with full Nikon warranty for Aus$1029.00 and that is the advertised price before I went in there and waved notes under somebodies nose.

    There again it's probably the last Nikon lens I would ever want to buy anyway so the whole discussion is theoretical.

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    I'm not kidding, I've seen a couple go for just under $900, with most of them going for about $700-800. Some people bid on ebay just to win, not because it's cheaper than in a shop. The most ridiculous auction I've seen is when an old Nikon SB-80DX went for $450 when you could buy a grey market SB800 new for the same price. DPR, you might be fortunate enough to get those ebay idiots to bid very high on your lens. All the best with the sale
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    heres the thing DPR. make sure what you're running TO is not the same, (or worse), than what you're running FROM....So, firstly, get the 70-300G out of your head. it's a piece of shit.

    replacement for you're walkaround...ok, here's my very unpopular take on this and i know most will disagree. i dont like the sigmas or the tamrons as walkarounds. i think they are too slow in AF, too noisy, too innacurate and a pain in the ass quite frankly. so i would avoid them.

    if you're on a strict budget...the 18-55VR + 55-200VR is a tight deal. sharp, light, cheap and capable. if you can stretch the finances, go with the 16-85VR and a 55-200VR or 70-300VR as your tele. there is always the new 18-105VR which is pretty good too. andrew is right, the price you can get for a very well looked after 18-200 is pretty darn good so you shouldnt have to fork out much extra.

    PS: no need for fans of the sigma 2.8 and tamron 2.8 to reply. i have owned both, i know them both. yes i know they are good budget choices but imho, the sacrifice in AF speed and innacuracy is too high a price to pay. i prefer to lose a stop and use USM in PP rather than have OOF shots cos it keeps missing its mark.

    PPS: no, i am not WorldWrestlingReport or whatever his name was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    PS: no need for fans of the sigma 2.8 and tamron 2.8 to reply. i have owned both, i know them both. yes i know they are good budget choices but imho, the sacrifice in AF speed and innacuracy is too high a price to pay. i prefer to lose a stop and use USM in PP rather than have OOF shots cos it keeps missing its mark.
    What body were you using? I'm not having that problem on the D300, or on the D80.
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    tamron/ sigma D80. sigma dd80 and d300. they are slow, noisy and innacurate compared to af-s. no question about it.
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    Heck NAS creeps up on you doesn't it. Now I find myself looking at wanting to spend another $3,000 on photography

    Are the 18-55VR and the 55-200VR appreciably better IQ than my 18-200VR or just a bit better?

    I think fixing my known shortcoming is my no1 priority (but it doesn't move me closer to my ideal lens set).

    Thanks for bearing with me here, long pockets and short arms you know.
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    none of those options are too expensive mate.
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    Yeah but I'd rather the 70-300VR and the 16-85 or 18-55VR but thats $1,700 AUD instead of $550 AUD.

    And those zooms would just be to fill the gaps when the 300 and 28 or 35 primes can't be used or when I want flexibility. Hence $3,000 for a darn ammateur.

    But the basic premise is correct the'yre all better IQ than my 18-200 by enough to be worth it?
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    havent used the 18-55VR. but i have used the 16-85VR and its hell sharp. the 18-105VR is sharp too. lots guys with the 55-200VR and you've seen how they turn out. so imho, all of them would be an improvement.

    maybe skip the 16-85 for now, (at least until the AUD improves), cos like you said, the cash is big.
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