A&P i want the nikon 55-200mm VR

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  1. Curren$y

    Curren$y New Member

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    Seems to be a good piece of glass to go along with my 18-55. Good price too, i think i can pick one up on ebay for under $200. What do you guys think?

    i :love:my d40.
     
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    a/s/l?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    no f2.8 no care
     
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    Its just a basic lens... nothing too special. :hs:
     
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    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    It's pretty much outdoor only. At the least you have to stop the entire range down to 5.6 or it vignettes at the wide end more than anything I've seen. For sharp results it does awesome at f/8 - f/11 and is relatively tiny. $200 is nothing in photography and the 18-55 + 55-200 takes better shots than the 18-200.

    Just buy it. You can always sell it later when you upgrade.
     
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    70-300 over the 55-200
     
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    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    It also costs twice as much.
     
  10. Mighty_Zeus

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    I've got this lens, it's a great budget lense.

    For the price there is nothing to complain about.

    You'll really enjoy the VR, and in truth, the Vignette. I have found it a great attribute in particular portrait situations.

    Just know it's limitations and you will be happy!
     
  11. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    it's a relatively slow lens, but offers a lot of reach that you're not getting with the 18-55 on the D40.

    I have it and used it on my 40, and still use it now and then on my D80. I spent the day at the Fort Worth Zoo and took a couple hundred photos with it. In some situations you're not really going to be able to get the aperture wide enough to use without a lot of blur, but it's a good lens for a budget. Plus it's great on the D40.
     
  12. Yoritomo

    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    I'll post some of my recent pics from the zoo with it.
     
  13. Yoritomo

    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    lemme see if I can embed direct from my gallery.

    [​IMG]

    Indoor wide open (4.8 heh) 120mm at 1/60 and 1400 iso

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    180mm at 5.6 (wide open ...) 1/200 at 200 iso
     
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    it's a decent lens. when you consider the price, it's an excellent lens.

    it's a little soft wide open for my tastes... but stop down to f/8 and it's sharp w/ good contrast

    it's light weight, VR rocks, smooth zoom

    just get it@!
     
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    non-vr = forget about it. the vr is :bowdown:
     
  16. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    this was taken with the 55-200VR over Memorial Day weekend at the Ft Worth Zoo

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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    they say you can get 2-3 stops extra out of the VR, the longer the lenses the more obvious this is...if you have the option of a VR vs a non VR, get the VR everytime.
     
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    what camera?
     
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    Curren$y New Member

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    Hows the Sigma 18-200 DC HSM OS? seems to be a pretty good lens considering the price compared to the Nikkor.
     
  20. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    that was actually on my D80, I don't have anything taken with that lens on my D40 online. I did my boss's son's Super Bowl game from the stands with it, and the parents liked my photos better than the guy that the league hired to be on the field:rofl:
     
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    ERock My Face Is Kittah OT Supporter

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    took this w/ my 55-200vr
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  22. Yoritomo

    Yoritomo dad's jar chimer

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    I contributed photos to the thread, but I still find it hilarious that a baller might have a much nicer zoom and go on safari, and we all have a cheap zoom and go to the zoo. :mamoru:
     
  23. Mighty_Zeus

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    Beside the fact that the VR pretty much puts the lens in a different class because the shots you can get, the lens construction is better and has fewer 'cheap lens' issues than the non-vr.
     
  24. MattD

    MattD Gakere OT Supporter

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    I have a 18-135mm and a 55-200mm

    I use the 18-135 every time and maybe the 55-200 once haha
     
  25. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I was the same way. I used the 18-135 for everything, and hardly ever had the 55-200 on. Then went to the zoo and put the 55-200 on and didn't take it off all day:o.

    but now I got the 28-70/2.8 and think I'll have a hard time taking it off:rofl:
     

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