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Old Feb 2, 2006, 1:09 PM   #1
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Nikon 18-200mm lens is now available at Cord camera. I just got a call from them. Good news is they are still selling at $ 699.00 + shipping while others are selling from 799.00 - 899.00. Just wanted the word out !!!! I know lot of you'll are waiting for it....
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Old Feb 18, 2006, 9:54 AM   #2
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Do we have some feedback on the performance of this lens vs the sigma or tameron 18 to 200mm
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Old Feb 18, 2006, 11:03 AM   #3
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I would certainly expect it to be better. It is faster at the tele end (f/5.6 vs f/6.3) than both the sigma and tamron. Also the VR has to make a difference, and build quality is sure to be better. I have to believe it is well worth twice the price.
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Old Mar 2, 2006, 8:47 AM   #4
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Any updates on any places that currently have them in stock?
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Old Mar 4, 2006, 1:30 AM   #5
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$679 at 17th St Photo but backordered. Not grey market but real US stock though - they are Nikon dealers
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 4:55 PM   #6
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i have the sigma version which i purchased with my nikon d200 because i diddn't was to waitlist for the nikon versionand am taking it back to order the nikon. sigma version is quite soft. by the way who and where is cord camera? i googled and got cord camera but they don't even list the lense and when you call you get a recording to leave a message. are they are retail store?
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Old Mar 21, 2006, 3:17 PM   #7
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I use D50. I am strongly interested in this lense too, for it's compact weight covering such broad zoom range, even with VR at such affordable price.

But some concerns:

1. Image quality? Any samples?

2. What is the lowest price?

3. How to test it during purchase? (not mail ordering it).
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Old Mar 22, 2006, 9:31 PM   #8
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I just got mine tonight from Colonial photo in Orlando. I have not used it yet but I did put it on my D200 and played with it for a bit. It really pops into focus very fast in roomlight. It also will focus closer then My 24/120 VR lens. I'll try to give it a workout tomorrow and let everybody know my opinion.

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Old Apr 11, 2006, 11:48 PM   #9
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How much did you pay? How was their service? Do yo know anything about the new nikon macro flash R!C!?
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Old Apr 24, 2006, 9:39 PM   #10
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Is there a change that VR lenses might become more available in the near future? They're quite expensive compared to the non-VR/IS/OS ones.
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