A&P Opinions on Lens

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by hemicuda1313, May 7, 2007.

  1. hemicuda1313

    hemicuda1313 New Member

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    I'm looking at the new 55-200mm VR lens from Nikon. Its 235 on Amazon. Im on a budget but would like a decent zoom into the 200mm-300mm range. Does anyone have experience or recomendations for this lens? If there is a better choice in roughly the same price range new or used please let me know.
     
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    if you can afford the 70-300VR go for that instead.
     
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    Joetabasco The Wing King

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    I'm in ur cube, eatin' ur wings!!
    70-300VR if you can afford it... the trick is to buy good glass above all else... bodies will come and go... glass will last you a VERY long time
     
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    why is the 18-200 like 3x as much as the 55-200 :wtc:
     
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    snapa Fake brim = Ze Hotness

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    IMO it's worth it. Perfect walking around/vacation lens.
     
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    hemicuda1313 New Member

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    If I could go the 500 that the 70-300 cost I would probably just wait to get the 18-200 for a little more. The 55-200 is half the price of the 70-300. Im in grad school and cant afford that much right now and I would like something to get me through the nest years worth of trips while I finish out school.

    What lenses in any mm range should I be looking at in the sub 300 price range until I have a real job and can upgrade? I know the 50 1.8 is supposed to be nice, any other suggestions?

    Are there any good tripods under 100? I cant seem to find conclusive information.
     
  7. Blair

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    just save up for what you want in due time. you are going to spend way more money doing everything twice by buying cheap now and then inevitably having to do it all over again when you realize you bought crap.
     

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