A&P Nikon Crew... question about some lenses.... :noes:

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  1. TurkeyChicken

    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    Alright, I'm just thinking ahead about what lenses I should get.

    Right now I have the following lenses:

    Sigma 10-20mm
    Nikkor 18-55mm ( :greddy: )

    I'm looking into getting the 18-200mm VR later this summer to replace my kit lens and give me a lot more zoom.

    Well, I was using a 70-300mm this weekend and the ability to go out to 300 was :wackit:

    What would you suggest for a lens that zooms beyond 200? getting a 70-300 would be way too much overlap with the 18-200. I'm not sure what would be a good zoom lens that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I'd look for something that's equivalent or less than the 18-200 in cost.

    any ideas?
     
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    80-200 2.8

    • 300mm equivalent on a digital body
    • constant 2.8
    • amazing sharpness
     
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    hmm, but wouldn't the 18-200 be the same thing aside from the constant aperture?
     
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    the extra reach is for those who really know why they need it. sports/bird watching/ taking pictures of the girl next door are good reasons.

    otherwise i'd just go with the 18-200 first, play with that and see if you really do need more reach. you really can't go wrong with the 18-200 in your bag
     
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    That's true. I guess the main reason I made this thread was to find out if there was even anything in an "amateur" price range with a zoom from 200+ that wouldn't overlap insanely with an 18-200



    pics? :naughty:
     
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    The 18-200 is siginificantly less sharp and significantly slower than an 80-200. And if you get the AFS version, it'll focus faster too. Pair it with a teleconverter and you could have 400mm at the same aperture the 18-200 would be at 200mm.
     
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    hold the two lenses, they are not in the same league. you specifically asked about something to take you to 300mm and this is probably the best solution.
     
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    cool. I really haven't looked too much into anything beyond the 18-200. I guess I'll get that and see how that does. If I don' feel like I need more reach after using that, then great :x:
     
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    I'm coming from the canon side of things, but I had a 75-300 and then went to a 70-200, I don't miss the extra 100mm at all :dunno:
     
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    yeah, i was trying to see just how much I gained with the extra 100mm... I guess it wasn't a whole crap ton.
     
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    10-20
    18-70
    70-200

    and your set
     
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    18-70 is too slow.

    17-55 or 17-50 is a better choice.
     
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    :werd:

    i came up against that problem and went to the tamron 17-50. the 17-55 is out of my price range for a while but that is where i am going.
     
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    If you don't want the 300, then go for the 80-200 f/2.8 if you don't want to spend an arm and a leg. :o

    You can get one for a couple hundred more than a 70-300VR
     
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    Here's my take...I have a set of primes (50/105/20 or 16 fisheye) that I mainly use for concerts...

    And then I have my 18-200. It took me about a month to finally pull the trigger for the 80-200, which I just purchased yesterday. Really though, the 18-200 is an amazing lens which can do a lot in the right hands. It's fairly lightweight, compact, amazing range and can focus extremely close, under a foot. Let's see the 70/80-200 do that. But there are times where I wish I had a fast lens, thus me picking up the 80-200.

    So we'll see how the 80-200 treats me, I might just end up returning it and pick up a 180 2.8.

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    My main 3 lenses are now 10.5mm fisheye, 17-55/2.8, 85/1.4.

    My stupid expensive 70-200/2.8 doesn't see action too often, but I still <3 it.
     

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