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    Default Should I junk my old lenses for the new Nikon 18-200VR?

    Am new here.
    Been wanting to buy the new Nikon 18-200VR since the purchase of my new D200 2 weeks ago.
    I have read too much good reviews on it.
    It means having to junk my Nikon 18-70/3.5-4.5
    Sigma 70-300 APO Macro/4-5.6
    Tamron 28-300 XR Di/3.5-6.3(walkabout)
    These served me well when I had the D100/F100 days
    Would still wanna keep the Nikon 50/1.8
    Should I buy the VR now & off load the above lenses?
    Last edited by adrichew; 15th September 2006 at 06:53 AM.

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    Default Re: Should I junk my old lenses for the new Nikon 18-200VR?

    im in a same situation as u lol..Im trying to junk off my lenses to get that too.seems like a 1 for all lenses.

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    Default Re: Should I junk my old lenses for the new Nikon 18-200VR?

    Maybe keep the Sigma 70-300 also? It's really cheap and it gives you up to 300mm. You can replace the rest.
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    Default Re: Should I junk my old lenses for the new Nikon 18-200VR?

    But do you need to off load them in order to get the necessary funding for your 18-200mm VR? If no, maybe you want to buy the 18-200mm VR, use for sometime and reconsider which are the lens you need to sell off. I agree with Stoned that the Sigma 70-300 might be good to keep as it gives you the additional 100mm + macro function.

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    Default Re: Should I junk my old lenses for the new Nikon 18-200VR?

    Okay I will keep the Sigma 70-300 which is sharp/built-solid/with macro.
    Will buy a new VR instead & play with it & decide whether which of the lenses should go.
    No point buying a 2nd hand VR as prices are too close to the new ones.
    Except that new ones are hard too come by.
    Heard that its cheaper in HK...maybe if I cant get hold of one here...I'll be heading there to buy in my next trip.
    Thanks guys for your advice

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    Default Re: Should I junk my old lenses for the new Nikon 18-200VR?

    Yes, changing lens is such a good idea.

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    Default Re: Should I junk my old lenses for the new Nikon 18-200VR?

    Got the VR 2 days ago at Lords while looking for a Lowepro bag.
    No need to buy in HK as at Lords I get to have local warranty.
    Its at the same price as HK at $1260 after checking with a fren in HK.
    HK costs $1268.Managed to sell 2 lenses thru this B & S(very effective)which help to offset the VR price.
    It's a fabulous piece of glass this VR

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