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    Hi there all,

    GOT a BIG Christmas decision to make...


    WHich is better???? The earlier AFS or the VR????

    Price difference only about $300.

    Can get the AFS for $2500 or the VR for $2,880 here!!!

    Thanks.

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    VR....willing to pay so much for the few pieces of glass why bother abt the $300? just get the VR....better resale value too...tsk tsk

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    Solution's very simple.


    GET BOTH!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kegler
    VR....willing to pay so much for the few pieces of glass why bother abt the $300? just get the VR....better resale value too...tsk tsk
    HI kegler,

    Yeah, that was what I was thinking but I feel that the AFS is a much better lens. The VR is more prone to flare, maybe with the 22(?) elements.

    And espn, would you get both???
    I rather get a 80-400 VR and one of there instead of getting both if I had the money.

    CHeers!

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    i get the AFS instead..dun like VR..$300 buy things for ur family ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Solution's very simple.


    GET BOTH!!!
    U mean IS that comes with USM?
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    CYRN

    Frankly, if I could I would get both, but too bad I have no use for the range that these lenses provide thus I'm not getting

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    Quote Originally Posted by kex
    i get the AFS instead..dun like VR..$300 buy things for ur family ?

    Thanks kex for your opinion.

    Also espn, what is your ideal range. Is it bcos you are on a digital platform???


    cheers all! Merry Christmas!!! HO! HO! HO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by koolkef
    Yeah, that was what I was thinking but I feel that the AFS is a much better lens. The VR is more prone to flare, maybe with the 22(?) elements.
    VR prone to flare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ23
    VR prone to flare?
    That was a report i read with both lenses pointed at the same direction and the VR had flare in them.

    Also, with the added electronics, the lens would be more fragile I would presume but that is a minor point else would just have gotten the 2 touch instead.

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    can try go for 2nd hand earlier AFS..maybe slightly cheaper ..

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    HI there usedr111,

    It is cheaper but with the motor inside the lens. You can never tell its previous history and once it damages, it's a $500 bill.

    That got me thinking.....

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