A&P so heres a scenario .....

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  1. fukijama1

    fukijama1 OT Supporter

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    i have two lenses...50mm 1.8d and the beloved 18-200mm VR. im thinking about selling it (for how much i duno) im looking for a lens that would be a good walk around lens and yet sharp. im not sure i need the 200mm range. any ideas. just need a lens that will get me excited again...:naughty:
     
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    Is the 18-200 not sharp?

    I dont know much about it..

    All I know is that youre selling a "walkaround" lens for another walkaround lens?
     
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    tamron 17-50, or 28-75
     
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    35-70 2.8 might be worth a look to. Push pull though
     
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    sharp?
    get the nikon 28-70 and not look back. i had the nikon 35-70, it's no comparison to the 28-70
     
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    that nikon is out of my budget...looks like its around $1,200+
     
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    the tamron 28-75 is kinda interesting...been looking at some shots on flickr...=)
     
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    The Tamron 28-75mm is a great lens if you can deal with its slightly slower, noisier focus and the cheap Tamron plastic build construction.
     
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    hmm...ive only had nikon lenses....what about the sigma 28-70?
     
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    to rich for my blood...how much do they run....i have a few things i can get rid of to maybe fund it. do you have this lens girth?
     
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    NO. Avoid Sigma lenses in the normal zoom range (28-70, 24-70 etc).. They have like 7 different versions of this lens and they all suck.

    I think I came across wrong with my last post. The Tamron is a great lens optically. Focusing is good enough for most situations. The build quality probably only comes in to play if you plan on dropping your lens. On the other hand, it is pretty light weight for what it is which could be seen as a pro.
     
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    I had it until last month. I sold it and replaced it w/ the 85 1.4! Its a great walk around lens, and before I stopped using it, I had it on my cameras all the time. Its sharp, its heavy, and its dead sexy.
     
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    where is the nikon 28-70 available. bh doesnt have it
     
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    you can find it used for around $900 on any Nikon forums...
     
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    [​IMG]

    this is the lens we talkin about right...anyways is $650 shipped reasonable price for a 18-200mm vr?
     
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    What camera are you using btw?
     
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    You should look through pics taken with the 18-200 and see which focal lengths you use the most and get a lens in that range imo, especially if you're using this new lens to replace the 18-200..
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    thats the lens we're talking about... and I think $650 is a bit high for the 18-200. Look around some forums and see what they're going for. I swear I've seen it for $550-600, but I could be wrong. :o
     
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    Try selling your lens on craigslist. :cool: I've gotten well above market value for every item I've sold on there. String lowballers along and be patient for someone to pay your asking price. The trick is to be patient. :cool:
     
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    craigslist isnt very good in my area...i live far from anything near a major city....ill try some other forums
     

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