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Old Aug 9, 2006, 3:59 PM   #1
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I had a chance to use D50 and I like it very much.
Now I'm buying it and decided to get Sigma 18-200mm DC lens with it.

My problem is that I wonder if 18-200mm lens will be a good lens for the price($310 on sigmaforless.com)

Or should I get the kit with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens?(going to be little cheaper)

Now I get very confused about those, but other than the fact that I don't have to carry two lenses with me, what's other advantages and disadvantages of getting 18-200mm lens instead of 18-55 with 55-200???



If you guys can reccomend some other, better lens, I'd appreciate that. (though the price should not exceed $350) =D






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Old Aug 10, 2006, 12:33 PM   #2
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I got the Sigma 18-200 lens and have been very pleased with it. It is nice not to have to change lens, or carry them when just walking around. The only problem I have is in low light but the Nikon 18-55 and 55-200 aren't really going to be any better. So what I did was what many other people here have and I picked up a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 for about 100.00 to go with my Sigma.
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 3:02 PM   #3
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Dang. Yeah, I will need to shoot at low light probably a lot too. =__=;
I guess f/1.8 is a good bargain for $100 bucks, heh.

Thanks for advice.
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 3:55 PM   #4
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The better thing to do is get a flash. I got the SB600 and it works miracles in doors. The Nikon 50 1.8 wont do much better than the 18-200 in doors with flash. In fact, I think my Sigma 18-200 with flash takes better pictures than my nikkor 50mm 1.8 in low lights. Of course, the 50mm is sharper by far with much better subject isolation and CA. However, the SB600 equalizes things quite a bit more.Best bet is to get the 50mm 1.8 AND an SB600. ;-)
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Old Aug 10, 2006, 11:06 PM   #5
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I currently have Nikon 18-55 and 70-300G, but when I was at the store early today, I almost bought the Tamron 18-200.

I would probably buy that instead Sigma 18-200 simply because it comes with six years warranty. Also from what I've read sigmaforless.com is NOT an authorized Sigma dealer. I don't know how that would affect warranty stuff, etc.

Our local store sells the Tamron for $399, but Buydig has is for $360... just $10 out of your budget:G


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1) I got my sigma from there and for the difference in money you can get a mack 7-year warranty and still save money and not worry if they are an autorized seller.

2) as far as the tamron I did a lot of research before getting the Sigma and the Sigma just seemed to take bettter/sharper images from everything I could find:

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I currently have Nikon 18-55 and 70-300G, but when I was at the store early today, I almost bought the Tamron 18-200.

I would probably buy that instead Sigma 18-200 simply because it comes with six years warranty. Also from what I've read sigmaforless.com is NOT an authorized Sigma dealer. I don't know how that would affect warranty stuff, etc.

Our local store sells the Tamron for $399, but Buydig has is for $360... just $10 out of your budget:G

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Here is a recent picture with my Sigma 18-200...it's as sharp as can be.
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thats really good, im glad i decided to get a D50, im also thinking about a pentax *is
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 8:11 PM   #9
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Well thanks guys. I bought Sigma 18-200 and loving it!

Both camera and lens came at the same time (bought from different online stores), just few hours before I was leaving for 3 day camp. O__O

The day before I had to leave, I called 'broadway photo' to confirm order for lens and they said it'd come in 7-10 days.. I was like dang I have to wait so long, and it came right next day!

If someone cares to see pics: http://www.pbase.com/atnon/camp
It was mostly arranged by Ukrainian Baptist Church youth from NJ. Camp was at Laporte, PA mountains.
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