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Old Dec 9, 2006, 2:08 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I have a question. I have a Nikkor 55-200 lens and a Nikkor 28-80 lens. I have seen the Nikkor 18-200 lens for about $800. (Sorry, I typed the wrong price on the last post.)I'm thinking about selling my other two lenses and buying this one so I don't have to switch lenses. This will keep dust from getting in the filter. Is this a smart move?

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Old Dec 9, 2006, 4:40 AM   #2
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Where have you seen the 18-200 vr for $200?? This lens has a list price of $799 but has been very hard to find due to lack of supply, and often sells for over $1000. This sounds like one of those "if it sounds to good to be true" scenerios. Or pehaps you have your lens terminology a bit confused.
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Better be sure you have the 18/200"VR" in your hands before selling your other lens's. The 18/200 "VR" is very hard to get. I know at Best Buy they are $899.99 + tax and you really have to go every day to see if any arrived, Same at Circuit City. I have one and it is a truly great all around lens that will do just about everything you would want it to. Portraits to school sports. Mine stays on My D200 all of the time.

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Old Dec 9, 2006, 3:52 PM   #4
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I was thinking about selling my Nikkor 28-80 and Nikkor 55-200 lenses on eBay to get money for the 18-200. Do you think I would get moremoney for selling them together or selling them separately? Is this a smart move in me spending this much money to get one lens so I don't have to switch all the time?

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You'll get about $200 for your current lenses ($45-60 for the 28-80, and around $150 for the 55-200). Make sure you're definitely able to get the 18-200, as it is not often readily available.

If you can live with some of the optical issues (and this lens is much better than most superzooms) then it's a good option.
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