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Old May 17, 2007, 6:54 PM   #11
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Only problem might be getting hold of that lens. I've had one on order for 6 weeks, and have just resorted to buying one from Hong Kong on Ebay. Jessops in the UK (similar chain to Ritz in US), have 210 on back order from Nikon.
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Old May 20, 2007, 2:37 AM   #12
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What happens when you want to shoot more than 50mm. You've just limited youself a lot with a 50mm lens. Even the 18mm - 55mm is a little short. I would try to get at least a lens to 100mm if I got just one lens.

I know the lens might be more or getting a 2 lens kit might be more but a 60mm len cuts off a lot of great photo ops.

Get the Nikon and then when u need something better go get the awesome $250 Kit lens that came with the Nikon D40X the 55-200 VR lens. It is as good as the 18-200 VR and cost a lot less. I dont have one butI have read about them and If i did not already have the 18-200 VR then id sure be getting one of those to go with my D50 and D80

Nothing Canon has can compare. Especially @ this price

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/55-200mm-vr.htm

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Well that should read "Canon has nothing to compare at this price." Which is true.

It does have the 70-200 f4 L which is probably one of the sharpest zoom lenses currently in production with possibly the best IS system on any lens. Reports are saying its worth 4 stops!

But of course it is THREE times the price.

But surely you can't be complaining with the setup you have. The Nikon D50 or D80 with the 18-200 VR must be the absolute best setup for anyone wanting a reasonably priced superzoom DSLR.

No other manufacturer comes close to Nikon in that market niche. My best friend has been trying to find an 18-200 for months, and is waiting till he can find the lens before he buys the camera body.
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Old May 20, 2007, 8:16 AM   #14
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There is 100's of 18-200 VR lens on ebay

That is where i got mine and did not have to wait on it.


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Old May 20, 2007, 9:54 AM   #15
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I read that the Nikon doesn't have as much software included in the package?
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Old May 20, 2007, 4:30 PM   #16
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Yepe that is what I understand also

But I dont use there software anyway so it is of no concern to me

If i want to do post processing I use photoshop or some other software


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If you plan to use RAW then you need to buy the $169.00 software to get the most out of it.
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Old May 22, 2007, 3:19 PM   #18
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The Nikon D-40 with the 18-55mm kit lens and an added 55-200mmVR lens (around $230) is a great package.

I own both the Nikkor 18-200mmVR and the 55-200mmVR lens and the are quite similiar in IQ.

A program called Tone Up S-3 can be purchased for less that $50 and it does a great job with raw images, using the very same Nikon Color curves.

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Sarah,

Thanks for that Tone Up S-3 tip.
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