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    Hi guys, I'm about to buy a new d90. I would like some opinion as to which lens I should get, the body with a 18-105 for $1650 or the body with a 55-200 for $1818? Thanks!

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    personally i will go for the 18-105. you should be asking at which focal range do you normally shoot with.

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    take the 18-105mm vr for all rounder use.
    if you just purchase with 55-200mm vr, you will still need the 18-55mm vr to tie up the loose ends...

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    If you are looking for a all-round walkaround len, I will recommend you 18-200mm VR over 18-105mm or 55-200mm.

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    i'd go for the 18-200VR

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    They're really 2 different type of lenses, IMHO. If that would be your first lens, I suggest the 18-105VR. More flexibility.

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    I think what the TS is referring to is 18-105 vr or 18-55 vr + 55-200 vr.

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    go for 18-105 first this what i think
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    i reckon go for the 18-105mm VR lens. i use it and am very happy with it.

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    cool. from what is here and some research, i think i'm going for the 18-150. 18-200 too expensive for me, even though i would love it get one

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmel View Post
    cool. from what is here and some research, i think i'm going for the 18-150. 18-200 too expensive for me, even though i would love it get one
    You mean the 18-105mm VR?

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    oops, that was a typo. yep, the 18-105mm VR..

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    TS, borrow your thread.
    I'm now a happy user on 18-105 as the kit. But thinking of alot of people getting 18-200mm, but thats like 2x the price I gotta pay, even if I can get the 18-105 off at 400.
    I'm wondering how big is the difference 105mm and 200mm, will the difference cover greater distance? Unable to find much samples to compare 105mm and 200mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmel View Post
    Hi guys, I'm about to buy a new d90. I would like some opinion as to which lens I should get, the body with a 18-105 for $1650 or the body with a 55-200 for $1818? Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    They're really 2 different type of lenses, IMHO. If that would be your first lens, I suggest the 18-105VR. More flexibility.
    agree go for 18-105, actually I can't understand why 55-200kit is more expensive than 18-105kit, is it means 55-200 will be expensive than 18-105?

    sometimes the promote getting you a 55-200 then sell you a WC(x0.45) then tell you covers 25-200 -- better do try this

    anyway I don't use any kit lens, they are all not good enough, the best still 17-70 amount them
    Last edited by Nenjia; 30th December 2008 at 03:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akagi07 View Post
    how big is the difference 105mm and 200mm
    many different, depends what you shoot, or you may add a TC 2X or 3X in front? it's cheap, if you can be convinced by and a WC in front. then 18-105 covers 18--210 or even 315!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenjia View Post
    many different, depends what you shoot, or you may add a TC 2X or 3X in front? it's cheap, if you can be convinced by and a WC in front. then 18-105 covers 18--210 or even 315!
    I would recommend using a Extender instead instead of TC...

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