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Nikon 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR II DX Lens @ Amazon
Nikon 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR II DX Lens @ Amazon

Nikon 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR II DX Lens @ Amazon

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Nikon 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR II DX Lens @ Amazon. £550 most places.

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Original Poster

I think if you google do a search on Camerbox you will find a lot of negative views. Amazon is UK stock with UK warranty.

andyfdo

Cheaper here by quite a … Cheaper here by quite a bithttp://www.camerabox.co.uk/productDA1.asp?ProductName=Nikon-18-200mm-F3.5-5.6G-ED-VR--AF-S-DX-MK-II&ProductID=10307

I bought the predecessor to this lens (pretty much exactly the same) a year ago. It's been my main lens ever since.

- The zoom range is exceptional
- Bokeh (out of focus blurring) is soft and pretty (not noisy like the equiv Tamron)
- AF is usually fairly fast but as it's not the fastest aperture lens in the world, it can struggle in low-light. MF override really helps here.
- This version has a zoom-lock that should help stop the slide I get on my older version.

This has been out long enough to consider getting a second hand one. Obviously you need to check for excess dust, and that the AF and VR mechanisms work but they should be good for at least 10 years if maintained well. I got mine for £400 and that was while the old version was still very popular (before this one came out) so you should be able to find one for a similar price if anyone is willing to give theirs up.

umm...that's the standard price.....
how's that a HOT DEAL?

The lens is quite ok for an all rounder....but you can still get a Sigma 18-250 HSM (focus-motor), and OS (Nikon's VR) for £402 ...and that is 20% cheaper.... and I'm not joking when I say that optically, both handle pretty much the same....both suck at mid-range ~135mm even with f8/11 .
AND, with the Sigma, you extend your range to 250 instead of 200....

to sum up: 20% less in price and 25% zoom range (focal length)....

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Original Poster

£549.99 at Jessops and £548.99 at Wareshouse Express. The Sigma and Tamron are F3.5 - F6.3 so a bit slower. I listed as it is a lower price at Amazon. So it is a good deal for someone looking for this lens. I already have it and had good reason not to buy the Sigma or Tamron but as this is not a photo forum it is not relevant.

umm...TBH, I don't know these websites, and I'd definitely trust Amazon over any other seller.

Still, if we're seriously debating the lens itself, I'd say 6.3 wouldn't make difference, because if you're on the high end, you're way better off on f11....
It IS indeed faster when aperture's open wide...but not sure you'll like the results....

but again, that's my own (amateur) opinion...

tronic

cheaper here http://www.tradecamerasonline.com/product.asp?ProductID=149


wnofal

umm...TBH, I don't know these websites, and I'd definitely trust Amazon … umm...TBH, I don't know these websites, and I'd definitely trust Amazon over any other seller.Still, if we're seriously debating the lens itself, I'd say 6.3 wouldn't make difference, because if you're on the high end, you're way better off on f11....It IS indeed faster when aperture's open wide...but not sure you'll like the results....but again, that's my own (amateur) opinion...



ive used the site got the 55mm to 200mm lens from there and came next day
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