18-200 or 70-300 VR with D7100?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Patco
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Re: 18-200 or 70-300 VR with D7100?
In reply to ajamils1, Apr 21, 2013

ajamils1 wrote:

razormac wrote:

Honestly, if I didn't aready have the 70-300 I would pass on both and go for the 70-200 f4

70-400 might be a good option but firstly, i need more reach and secondly the reason why I was comparing 18-200 and 70-300 was that they are the only ones that have a rebate (when purchasing a camera).

The 18-200 is a good lens with a very good range covering the needs of most situations. Happypoppeye used to post a lot of pictures here taken with that lens.  Here is one such post:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/33271004

If you look at his Pbase site, you will find galleries of which the photos were shot mainly with the 18-200:

http://www.pbase.com/happypoppeye/root

I have the 70-300 VR, and the quality is great, but I use my 18-200 far more often, as it covers most of the range I need most of the time for general shooting.  I use other lenses, as well (35mm, 50mm, 90mm macro), when neither the 18-200, nor the 70-300 are suited to a particular task.

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