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Tomcat
10-20-2008, 05:29 PM
I found a Nikon 18-200mm lense on clearence for $222.00. This is a non AF, non VR. It is new in the box. Just old stock. I will be useing it on a D80 so the AF isn't a problem. It has the ED glass.

Is this a good lense? How does this compare to the new version as far as picture quality?

K1W1
10-20-2008, 10:42 PM
Have Nikon ever actually made a non VR 18-200?

Are you sure that it is a Nikon lens and that it's not "Nikon compatible"?

erichlund
10-20-2008, 11:21 PM
If it walks like a Sigma, and talks like a Sigma, it's a ...

K1W1 is correct. Nikon has never made a non-VR 18-200. If it is a Nikon without VR then the VR is broken and it's damaged goods.

Tomcat
10-21-2008, 03:28 AM
May be it was a 28-200mm. It's not damaged, Just a lense that never sold. It was for a film camera but will still work on a d80. I have a 50mm f/1.8 that is for a film camera and have no problems with it.

Thanks for the reply.

Rooz
10-21-2008, 03:50 AM
just did a quick search, seems like the its pretty decent lens. cheap as chips too.

erichlund
10-21-2008, 10:22 AM
May be it was a 28-200mm. It's not damaged, Just a lense that never sold. It was for a film camera but will still work on a d80. I have a 50mm f/1.8 that is for a film camera and have no problems with it.

Thanks for the reply.

I thought it might be. I had that thought just after I logged off last night, but I wasn't going to take the time to log back in.

There is some truth to the statement that a DX lens is only for cropped digital cameras, though I suppose on "film" you could always crop from the reduced image circle.

Other than that, lenses are made for a mount, not for film or digital. New lenses have some optimizations that help digital cameras, but these optimizations don't hurt their performance on a film camera.

We seem to have come to a standard of calling a lens DX or FX, with the D or F reflecting the size of the image circle. That takes the whole concept of film versus digital out of the equation, as it should now be.

Tomcat
10-21-2008, 06:10 PM
I stopped and got that lense today. Here is a picture of the box it came in.
I took this picture with it. I didn't there was a third sticker on the box until after I uploaded the picture computer, it was for $274.52. I wonder how long it would have been till it dropped some more?
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Misc/DSC_0907.jpg
I took some pictures of my cats. They are alot clearer than the kit lense's
D80
28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length 66mm
Built in flash
ISO 200
SS 1/60s
APT f/5
Auto mode