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Old Apr 18, 2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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I would like to get D200. However, i don't like the outfit lens?

Anyone can commect for 17-55mm f2.8 VS D200?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Apr 18, 2006, 11:53 AM   #2
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IMHO the Nikkor 18-70mm would give you more fexibility, and it is a better lens than the Nikkor 17-55mm. If you are taking many low light level photos, consider the Sigma 30mm F 1.4.

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Old Apr 18, 2006, 12:55 PM   #3
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>> "the Nikkor 18-70mm would give you more fexibility, and it is a better lens than the Nikkor 17-55mm. If you are taking many low light level photos, consider the Sigma 30mm F 1.4."

I don't like to nitpick but I think there's some misinformation here. The 18-70 is a nice lens for the price. In fact, I doubt you'll get such a good combination of image quality, flexibility and price. Fastest apeture is F3.5 (f5.6 at the 70mm end) which isn't good enough for lowish light. Sharpness can be lacking at times, especially wide open.

The 17-55 is a pro-grade lens with a constant F/2.8 apeture and superior optics (and weight, bulk and price to go with it). I think the previous poster may be referring to the 18-55 (kit lens with the D50).

The Sigma is nice alright but isn't a zoom so doesn't fit in with the original query.

Sorry if I've stepped on any toes here but I just wanted to clarify.
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Old Apr 18, 2006, 1:12 PM   #4
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The 17-55 f/2.8 lens is a superb optic and a good wide-short telephoto zoom. Many pros use this instead of the 17-35 f/2.8, and 28-70 f/2.8 combo. Coupled with a 70-200 f/2.8 VR is an excellent general purpose kit.
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Old Apr 18, 2006, 1:42 PM   #5
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Rob-you are entirely correct!

I mistook the lens. After a bit of research I agree with you 100%. I apologize for the goof. 'Not to worry, Rob, no toes stepped on at all.

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Old Apr 18, 2006, 7:36 PM   #6
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The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED would be a better choice over the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Go with the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED just because of its f/2.8 aperture.
Now just something to think about.
As you know your lens choices are a long term investment and the 2 mentioned lens are both DX models so they are only designed for the current digital sensor and can not be used on any FF cameras.
So any future body purchases need to be for the lens, this leaves out any FF bodies that may show up later.
Other camera manufactures make bodies with the Nikon mount and if anyone comes out with a nice FF you can't use the DX lens.
I personally don't care one way or the other about having a FF body but I still have not bought any DX lens and won't unless I absolutely need one.
I do have and can say they are all great glass.
Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8 D
Nikkor AF-S17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Nikon AF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5D
Nikkor AF-S 80-200mm F2.8 D ED IF
Nikkor AF 80-400mm F4.5-5.6D ED VR


If your going to get one of the mentioned lens you are looking at I'd pick the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED for sure you can't beat a lens that can hold a constant f/stop like the f/2.8
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