View Full Version : Missed it by that much...

08-23-2008, 10:10 AM
Been eyeballing the 17-55mm 2.8 for a while. Seeing prices in the $900-1050 range (? strange how they are still holding their value so well...new ones cost $1199).

Anyway, found an auction selling the D200 with grip and battery plus the lens and 4GB card. I got in around $900 mark a few days ago. With just 40 minutes left in auction it was only up to $1,200. I stayed in right up to the end...my final bid was $1,450, a little higher than I wanted to spend, and someone dropped the $1,500 bid with 3 seconds left. Of course they may have bid a lot higher and just won at that price.

Still would have been a good deal @ $1,500 (figuring $900 for lens and ~$800 for the body...heck, forgot about grip + CF card...damn, I should have bid more!)

Oh well, back to looking.

Visual Reality
08-23-2008, 02:02 PM
Don't count out the Tamron 17-50 2.8...that is all I have to say.

08-23-2008, 08:34 PM
I've read great things about the Tamron...just wanting to stay with Nikon for this lens.

08-27-2008, 01:27 AM
You have the 12-24 and 70-200.. I think you need 24-70 instead :p heheheheh. I envy your set up! Couple more SB600's and the 24-70 should set you well.

08-27-2008, 02:56 AM
Don't count out the Tamron 17-50 2.8...that is all I have to say.

in comparison to gold ring nikkors ? come on mate.
be realistic, not in the same ballpark.

LR Max
08-27-2008, 09:15 PM
Check the for sales on Fredmiranda.com because there 17-55mm lenses for sale in the 900~1000 fairly frequent.

08-27-2008, 09:18 PM
I got the 24-70mm instead of the 17-55mm

08-29-2008, 07:29 AM
SCORE! Lots and lots of 17-55mm 2.8's on ebay, I'm guessing because people moving to FX sensor cameras (thank you D700). Thought I had one locked up, but was out-bid at last moment @ $830 + shipping.

So I see another 17-55mm due to finish auction around 3:00 AM local time(???), and I throw in bid of $830. Wake up this morning to see I won! And best part is shipping and insurance is included in that $830.

After seeing many, many 17-55mm's going for $900-1000 I feel I got a pretty good deal. Now just hope the lens lives up to the sellers description.

08-30-2008, 04:50 AM
Congrats man, should be sweet on the the D300.