Looking To Replace 18-55mm VR Kit Lens

Started Nov 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Buzz Lightyear
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Re: Looking To Replace 18-55mm VR Kit Lens
In reply to mistermejia, Nov 29, 2012

mistermejia wrote:

On the other hand i see you did say you cannot afford the Nikon 85 1.8G which cost $500 dollars, but the 16-85 cost even more so how would you be doing that if you say your budget is $300? On the other hand, for a little bit more than 100 you can get the 16-85 USED, i got mine on Craigslist for $440, is a great lens overall, has metal mount, well balanced, faster than the kit lens and darn SHARP.

I am not opposed to buying used or reconditioned, so I think if I got the 16-85 used, I would sell my kit lens and the effective difference would be somewhere around $300.  The Nikon 85/f1.8 is a reletively new lens, so I didn't think it was reasonable to expect I could find a used one for $300 -- if at all.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D +2 more
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