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    Hi bros...

    Can anyone recommend me of which 18-200, 18-250 lens to get base on a budget of $600 - $800. Basically for walkabout. Sigma, Tamron... anything.. just recommend me.
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    Nikon 18-200mm for around 800+ used, VRII.
    Or you can just get 3rd party lenses which are significantly cheaper.

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    which camera and mount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Hack View Post
    Nikon 18-200mm for around 800+ used, VRII.
    Or you can just get 3rd party lenses which are significantly cheaper.
    But with the 3rd pary lens you would loose the F5.6 at 200mm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    But with the 3rd pary lens you would loose the F5.6 at 200mm....
    True. But @ f5.6 and f6.3 i wouldn't worry about the difference.

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    I'd recommend nikon's 18-200mm...
    Way better than 3rd party eventhough its quality is soso..
    Its still better than thrid party..
    I have it and love it.

    2nd hand is around 800++..
    Try posting.. some1 might sell it even at 750 like how i got it last december..
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    canon mount
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    1000D body
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    Default Re: recommended 18-200 lens

    If you want a 3rd party lens, I find the Tamron's pretty good.
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    Default Re: recommended 18-200 lens

    Quote Originally Posted by haslansalam View Post
    Hi bros...

    Can anyone recommend me of which 18-200, 18-250 lens to get base on a budget of $600 - $800. Basically for walkabout. Sigma, Tamron... anything.. just recommend me.
    Seriously.... DUN bother.... the image quality is pretty low and at the aperture it's offering, might as well go for a decent f2.8 lens for a intermediate to close range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Seriously.... DUN bother.... the image quality is pretty low and at the aperture it's offering, might as well go for a decent f2.8 lens for a intermediate to close range.
    define pretty low.
    of course u cant compare it to L lens. but i would say there are quite gd 18-200mm lens out there.
    nikon is one. tamron 18-270 is another 1. canon 18-200 is gd too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildsoyabean View Post
    define pretty low.
    of course u cant compare it to L lens. but i would say there are quite gd 18-200mm lens out there.
    nikon is one. tamron 18-270 is another 1. canon 18-200 is gd too.
    Personal preference... I still don't quite like the quality.
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    One man's meat, another's poison.
    Different people, different expectations.
    So go for what you think is good, and not what others think.

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    anyone wanna sell the tamron 18-270mm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by haslansalam View Post
    anyone wanna sell the tamron 18-270mm?
    Why don't up your budget alittle?
    You can get a new Tamron 18-270 for around $900+.

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    If i were you...17-55 f2.8...for few hundred bucks of pocket money more....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynextday View Post
    If i were you...17-55 f2.8...for few hundred bucks of pocket money more....
    I don't think the 17-55 is just a few hundreds bucks more.

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    after reading thru the recommended lenses, i think, i will get the canon 18-200 EFS. thanks everyone
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    Do you need all that range? I'd urge you to reconsider. Once you discover its shortcomings as a superzoom, you'll feel the need for a constant large aperture lens. For your budget, the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 is easily within range. On a 1000D body, this range is the most commonly found walkabout range, for wide angle work at 17mm, and some portraiture or closeups at 50mm.

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    Default Re: recommended 18-200 lens

    I personally uses the Canon EFS 18-200mm lens and find it handy.

    The IQ of the lens when compared with L lens or standard telephoto lens is not that bad really. I find it pretty decent IMO and basically only needs some slight sharpening for the pictures. An all rounder lens for walkabout shooting, saving the time and effort for changing lens.

    However, if TS wants to do serious Macro shots, please do consider the Macro lens instead.

    If you want some reference pictures, you can visit my flickr and view the newbie pictures which I took with the 18-200mm lens on Canon EOS 450D.

    NovJoe's "Life and Memories" @ flickr

    Have fun!

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