Just ordered 18-200VR..........

Started May 27, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Fletch147
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Just ordered 18-200VR..........
May 27, 2009

I paid £520 from jessops, I could not get it cheaper from a reputable UK company. I'm pi$$ed off as this lens was £100 less 5 months ago.

As some of you may know I've been in a quandry regarding lenses the few months.

I also know the 17-55 I own is a pro lens with 2.8 aperture and many say the 18-200 cannot replace 17-55.

But finances are tight, I had a quick go with a 70-300VR yesterday and like it BUT i think what I do changing lenses might be a hinderance sometimes.

So my plan: I receive the 18-200 tomorrow. I will run handheld tests (as I shoot handheld) at equivalent focal lengths. 17-55 range with the 18-200. I'm hoping the VR on the 18-200 will give me more keepers at slower speeds.

I will also print prints from both lenses at the same settings. not scientific tests, real world ones. Then the bonus for me will be able to go to 200mm without an annoying lens change......

I was watching the Formula 1 at Monaco at the weekend.....I saw quite a few pro photographers using Nikons with the 18-200 lens.....I gues like me its the ability to go from a wide car shot to a tight portrait in the blink of an eye.

IF I like and happy with th 18-200 I will keep it and sell the 17-55. ( I want to go full frame one day...so I believe the 18-200 is a more useful lens than the 17-55 as a single lens) so I will get a good price for the 17-55 now.

IF the 18-200 is poor I will exchange for the 70-300VR and put up with lens changing. I really dont want this....but I f i have to.

I have had the 18-200 before and was happy.

I just cant be bothered with posing with big heavy lenses anymore, I want to be able to grab shots quickly. I only printg to A4 size, so thats not an issue.

I will print some pictures tommorow night.

Jon.

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