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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    maybe skip the 16-85 for now, (at least until the AUD improves), cos like you said, the cash is big.
    They are ranging form $850 to $1000 in Melbourne. You could get one for $770 2 months ago.

  2. #22
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    So you decided that you'r gona sell your 18-200mm Vr.

    Actualy I bought D60 with 18-55mm + 55-200mm and because of the short 18-55 and changing lenses, I decidet to bought 18-200mm. I was somehow choosing betwen 18-200 and 70-300 and i'm sorry now that I didnt choose the right one.
    I noticed to few sharpnes on the pictures so I thought that my version of lens is so unsharp ...
    So I read some opinions and I finaly decidet to sell mine to. I love portrait shoting and with 18-200mm you cannot get good sharpnes on lower F 3.5, witch was very disapointing for me.
    I sold mine D60 with zoom kit lenses and now I bought D90 with kit lens witch is preaty decent lens. Now I just wana sell my 18-200mm Vr to get my new baby 70-300mm Vr because of realy good opinions by the users...
    I think i will do the job...
    Last edited by alessy; 10-23-2008 at 04:41 AM.

  3. #23
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    Yeah I'm going to sell the 18-200VR, IQ is even more important for me now I've started to experience it.

    Still there will be other people out there who will love the lens for it's convenience. So I don't feel like I'm ripping anyone off as I'm sure Nikon don't feel that way for making it. It's a very hot seller for them so they must have millions of happy customers.

    It's just not for me anymore.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  4. #24
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    Yes I agree.
    The lens is very good build and gives you at the moment best for all in one lens you can get.
    It's yust that if you are not that kind of a photographer, there are beter lenses, but you have to know that they are limited in other ways to..
    At the moment you just cannot get everything. But the 18-200mm is trying to be that kind of a lense and for some people it is everything they need..

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    tamron/ sigma D80. sigma dd80 and d300. they are slow, noisy and innacurate compared to af-s. no question about it.
    I'll agree AF-S is superior, and the alternatives are noisier (I own both), but focus accuracy is not a problem with the Tamron 17-50 until you are indoors with no lights on.
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

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    Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D - Like New (FX compatible)

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    Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/4 VRII
    Tokina AF 11-16 f/2.8
    SB-900 (2)
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    New Tripod

  6. #26
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    indoors with lowish light is what i meant, yes. i work in that environment alot so for me its a huge issue.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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  7. #27
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    This is the perfect thread for me as I am about to do the EXACT same thing. I was actually going to start a thread this week but you beat me to it! It's time to do some pondering on what has been said so far. I would love a 35f2 for my prime. I dont want to lose my whole zoom range so its looking like a 3 lense setup. Which may take some time to build up the funds. I am counting on $550 for the 18-200vr
    Nikon D700 Nikon 50mm 1.8 Tamron 28-75 2.8 Nikon 70-300mm VR Nikon SB-800 Flash


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  8. #28
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    So how much did he pay for the lens in the end? :P In AUD$ preferably.
    Cameras: Nikon D300, Panasonic Lumix G2, LX3 & FZ20
    Nikkor Lenses: 24-70mm f2.8 - 70-300mm VRII f4.5-5.6 - 50mm f1.4 G - 35mm f1.8 G - 50mm f1.8 - 18-200mm VR f3.5-5.6
    Other Lenses: Tokina: 11-16mm f2.8, Sigma: 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 Macro, Lumix: 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 & 20mm f1.7
    Other: Nikon SB 600, Vivitar 1/2/4 Close-up Lens, Cokin Graduated ND Filter and more...
    Computers/Software: MacBookPro 2.8ghz, Dell Latitude D630, Lexar CF UDMA FW800 Reader, Nikon Capture NX 1+2, Adobe Lightroom 1+2+3

  9. #29
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    Don't understand your question cyber. How much did I sell the 18-200 for or what did I pay for the 70-300 ?

    I haven't yet sold the 18-200 since I haven't covered my short end yet.
    The 70-300 was dear. Cheapest new over the net is around $800 AUD and I paid like 90% of new since I'm stupid and had a rush of blood to the head.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  10. #30
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    What do you think of the 70-300vr? I will be getting this, a 35f2, and some other short range zoom eventually. Have to get rid of the 18-200vr first though.
    Nikon D700 Nikon 50mm 1.8 Tamron 28-75 2.8 Nikon 70-300mm VR Nikon SB-800 Flash


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