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Nikon 18-200 mm VR available on EBay

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#1 Marc Furth

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 09:49 PM

If anyone is interested I purchased the new Nikon 18-200 VR Lens on a buy it now on EBay. Here is the link:
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This was $ 50. cheaper than the one I ordered from B&H.

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#2 TimG


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Posted 23 December 2005 - 03:00 AM

Interesting. Has anyone seen a review of this lens yet? I'm just slightly wary of the quality given its huge focal length range. It sounds too good to be true...... :)

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 03:04 AM

Try www.kenrockwell.com for a review He seems quite pleased with it.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 07:52 AM

I totally agree with Tim. As my daddy (rest his soul) once told me, if it seems too good to be true, it usually is :)

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 03:18 PM

I picked up one yesterday but have not had much chance to play with it yet.
Took a few shots yesterday but have not download the picture yet.
VR2 seems very nice. It is certainly possible to handheld the camera down to 1/15, 1/10s with decent result. AF even at low light is very fast and not a lot of hunting around. The lens is nice and light and would make an excellent casual walk around lens, I think.
My initiallly impression is that while it would not be as good as 17-55mm DX, it certainly is as good if not better than 18-70mm DX so for the quality/feature vs price, I think it is a pretty good buy.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 07:16 PM

Here is a sample taken with VR2 on. I am by no mean an accomplished land photographer and I am sure my camera holding technique is about as good as an average person on a street.
Here is 18-200 DX with D2X, 200mm, 1/10s, F5.6. I only used PS CS2 to resize and save for web.
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