A&P Tell me about super zoom lenses and how far they can go...

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  1. FusionZ06

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    I'm not sure if you're asking about super zooms or really long telephotos. I'm assuming you're asking about super zooms (really wide to really long!) so I'll give my opinion.

    I'm not a big fan of super zooms. Usually not fast enough, and soft on both ends. Lenses should be made and bought with a specific purpose in mind. Don't get me wrong, the Nikon 18-200VR is a great piece of glass for what it is, but if I NEED to get that shot at 18 or 200, I'm going for my 12-24 or 70-200. They are convenient, and if you spend enough money and know the sweet spots, they can be decent. Otherwise, I prefer to stay clear.
     
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    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    if you want one lens then do it

    like natelam posted 2 or 3 is usually a much nicer option :hs:
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    17-55 + 70-200 f/2.8 would be a great combo but also costs 2-3x as much as the 18-200 lens, go figure
     
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    You mean the new 17-55mm f/2.8G IS?
     
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    Nah, he's talking Nikon, the 17-55 AF-S 2.8 it's been out for over a year.
     
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    16-35 50 1.4 70-200 is :bowdown:

    pimper version of what i have :run:
     
  10. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    over three years i believe :coolugh:
     
  11. natelam

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    =) Good call. It's only been in my bag for a year though so that's how I count em' :)
     
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    I though I was talking to phidong, and not hashy.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    i'm probably going to sell my 12-24 and get the 17-55 :crying:
     
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    Why sell it, keep both =)
     
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    :crying: it's too expensive
     

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