Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Nikon dSLR

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 28, 2006, 12:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 17

Hi all, I am relatively new to photography and to make a long story short, after a lot of research and talking to some folks who are in photography, I've decided to buy a Nikon D200. I've done my homework, gone through suggestions in these fora, and found several reputable on-line sites and eventually spotted the following package:

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"D200+(18-70mm Nikon lens)+(70-300mm Nikon lens)+(Nikon SB800 flash)+(Hitachi 4G minidrive)+(carrying bag, tripod, etc) for about $2250.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Even going through butterflyphoto.com, beachcamera.com (I've bought digital cameras from these sites before), etc. I can configure the above choices for < than $2500, all with US warranty and all that good stuff.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"At the same time, I'm totally in love with the 18-200mm VR Nikon lens. But I don't know why I'm in love with this. I cannot decide whether it's worth paying an extra $500 to get the above package (without the 18-70mm and 70-300mm), and get the single 18-200mm VR? Since I am new to photgraphy, will 18-200mm VR make a difference to me? To make this lucid, an amateur violinist can certainly play on a Stradivarius, but won't be able to bring outthe richsound quality like a professional. Having this in mind, where should I take it from here? Thank you for your suggestions in advance!!
photino is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Nov 28, 2006, 2:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
rey's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 949

I used to have the 18-55 and 70-300G combo and sold them after getting the 18-200VR. I'm much more happy with the 18-200VR. I did lose some reach, but I find the 70-300G a little soft beyond 200mm, so rarely used that range. The 18-200VR, on the other hand, gave me VR at 200mm. If I were you I would get the 18-200VR. The only dowside I've noticed with the 18-200VR is light fall-off on the corners when shooting bright skies.

rey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 29, 2006, 10:16 AM   #3
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Kendal, Cumbria UK: the English Lake District
Posts: 60

The other problem opf course, is that the 18-200 is vtually unavailable in the Uk.
slioch is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:48 PM.