A&P I think I want to buy the 18-200 Nikon lens

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Wobistdu

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    So many times out and about where I have the wrong lens for something that happens. It's starting to piss me off.

    People that have it, how do you like it?
     
  2. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Get the Tamron 18-270 instead. Hell of a lens, the IS works like a fucking champ and it's pretty cheap (we sell them for $650 with a $70 MIR right now.)
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    uggh. i only hear horror stories about tamrons.
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    hmm... reading reviews that say the tamron is pretty good. obviously i'm not expecting prime quality pics, but shit i'm so sick of changing lenses.

    perhaps i should rent it and try it out. it's pretty cheap to rent for a week.
     
  5. Sympathy

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    i checked that one out.
    adjusting the zoom wasn't smooth at all, and pic quality was :ugh:.
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    yeah reading more about it, people keep saying they sold it and went for a nikon 18-200. they said the lens creep is terrible and the zoom is epicly slow and shitty
     
  7. xenon supra

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    the 18-200 is convenient, but don't expect the same image quality out of it as you'd get with a 24-70/28-70/28-75 f/2.8 lens.
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    yeah no kidding. i have the 55-200 VR and i'm happy with how it does. but damn sometimes shit is obviously too close and i miss the shot. 55 on a DX is rough.
     
  9. xenon supra

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    i had the 18-200 and used it for a year. it was a solid lens. great if you don't need the f/2.8, super fast AF, or top notch image quality
     
  10. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Have you held one in your hand? I've played with both the Tamron 18-270 and the 18-200's, the Tamron has better reach, better stabalization and is sharper than the 18-200's. Is it super sharp? No, but you're getting a fucking 252mm range for under $600!

    The Tamron is sharper, has more reach, better IS, and a longer warranty than any of the 18-200's.
     
  11. Wobistdu

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    the internet disagrees with you. everyone says the nikon is sharper
     
  12. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    only works if you process everything with over saturation and topaz adjust
     
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    Buy a second body and mount a wide angle on it.
     
  14. Sympathy

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    yup.
    i played around with the nikon 18-200, tamron 18-200, and the tamron 18-270.
    im not a nikon lens sackrider, but the tamron ones felt a little rough.
     
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    Someone at church has it, all its pictures look soft as shit.
     
  16. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    if your sick of changing lenses, just get a nice superzoom point and shoot. :o
     
  17. Wobistdu

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    don't be hatin'

    i was to the renaissance fair yest. a place like that needs something like the 18-200. something like the 24-70 wouldn't have been enough. i was out past 100mm a lot for performers. but quite a few shots were 20-50mm that i missed :wtc:
     
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    The Nikon is a great walk around lens. A large rubber band around the barrel fixes the creep problem on the older ones. Just got back from Florida where I used 95% of the time. Here's a shot from my hotel in Key Largo

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  19. Wobistdu

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    hmmmm. i almost want to rent the nikon 18-200 to try it. i dont have $700 to piss away on it new right now
     
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    I love mine.
     
  21. fukijama1

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    i sold mine and got a 28-70mm 2.8
    night and day
     
  22. Wobistdu

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    yeah of course, but you're losing a ton of range there chief
     
  23. Sympathy

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    BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nader_D HAHAHEHHUH ---- POOOHhHhHHCHhh! OT Supporter

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    the nikkor 18-200 is my next purchase along with a nice tripod.
     
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    One big compromise. Not worth the money, IMO.
     

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