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    Default 1 lens got to go

    If u hv 3 lens and 1 got to go..which lens u will let go to fund for upgrade..

    1. Nikon Prime 50mm f1.8..150$ approx. think sh keep this as cheap and good
    2. Nikon 18-105 VR kit lens..approx 300$..most of us will say this hv to go..
    3. 18-200 VR..approx 600$..i prefer to let go as can get more budget for upgrade..

    can i have some suggestion?

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    It would depend on which of those 3 I don't use. We don't know your photographic style. But the 18-105 and 18-200 definitely overlap, so think about which of the 2 you don't use.
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    50mm prime..use most...daily
    18-200, always in bag and whenever needed to support 50mm prime.
    18-105 kit lens..recently get together with camera..thinking of let go..
    but again..18-105 and 18-200 the different in price is 300-350$
    since using prime more and only just to back up, feel like selling away 18-200 which can get more $..18-105 can compare to 18-200 in terms of IQ?

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    Depends on what your upgrade lens will be. If it is a wider-angle zoom, then let go of the 18-105mm, assuming you need something in the 150-200mm range.

    If you are getting a telephoto zoom like the 70-200mm then the 18-200mm can go.

    However, if you like to carry all-in-one for travel and walk-around, like the 18-200mm then it will be one tough decision to make.

    You should just let go of the lens that you use the least.

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    if i were you i'll definitely let go the 18-105 first (thats provided if anyone wants to buy it and if the money raised can help u fund your upgrade)

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    if one got to go, it will be 18-105mm...

    nikon 50 1.8 is too cheap to make a difference, unless u upgrading to 50 1.4, if not no point selling it. and all photographers should keep a 50mm prime with them.
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    I would let go of the 18-105mm too, With the 18-200mm around, you actually have no need for the kit lens. However, selling it would be more difficult than the 18-200mm.

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    The IQ of the 18-105 is better than the 18-200. Having said that, I still love my 18-200 as it is a brilliant all in one solution when you are travelling or just don't want to carry too many lenses.
    If you don't mind changing lenses more often, I would suggest you sell the 18-200 and keep the 18-105 (i'm assuming you're getting a tele which will cover the range lost).
    If on the other hand, you're like me and doesn't like changing lenses often in the field, keep the 18-200.
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    Default Re: 1 lens got to go

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Han Oo View Post
    If u hv 3 lens and 1 got to go..which lens u will let go to fund for upgrade..

    1. Nikon Prime 50mm f1.8..150$ approx. think sh keep this as cheap and good
    2. Nikon 18-105 VR kit lens..approx 300$..most of us will say this hv to go..
    3. 18-200 VR..approx 600$..i prefer to let go as can get more budget for upgrade..

    can i have some suggestion?
    It seems that the 18-105mm is redundant in this formation....

    I would say the 18-105mm.

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    Really depends on what lens you intend to buy.
    But if it were me, I'd probably let go of the kit lens.
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    Default Re: 1 lens got to go

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Han Oo View Post
    If u hv 3 lens and 1 got to go..which lens u will let go to fund for upgrade..

    1. Nikon Prime 50mm f1.8..150$ approx. think sh keep this as cheap and good
    2. Nikon 18-105 VR kit lens..approx 300$..most of us will say this hv to go..
    3. 18-200 VR..approx 600$..i prefer to let go as can get more budget for upgrade..

    can i have some suggestion?
    Upgrade to what?

    Everyone is unique, some people use the prime more, some people like the 18-105, some people like the 18-200. Some people can't stand the megazoom distortion, some people think 18-105 reach not long enough, the list goes on.

    You have to ask yourself. It is your camera, your lens, your photography, your use. Trying to get what people will let go is not going to be fair to yourself, your camera, your lens, your hobby.

    Take a stand for once. Make your own decisions, because it is your life. So what if 800 people say 18-200 must go, 200 say 18-105 must go, 50mm only got 100. Does it mean it will be right for you to throw away 18-200? No!

    When you choose your girlfriend, and you love her very much, just because 80% of the people in your life say she doesn't match you you will dump her?

    When you choose a job, and you like it a lot, and you feel like you were born to do it. Or you like the money. Just because most people tell you it is stupid job, are you going to quit?

    Cheers.
    Last edited by edutilos-; 14th January 2011 at 07:07 PM.

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    Finally, I hv sold both 18-200 n 18-105. Will stick to prime lens and may get some fast lens. Thanks for all the advises.

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