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    Hi all I am newbie in dslr I would like to buy a d7000 but I dunno which lens should go for? My need is for traveling. So 18-200mm VRll or 16-85mm which Is better?

    Or have all have any better suggestion? Anyone can comment on the 18-200 n 16-85 performance and image quality without PS. Thanks.

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    Ken sums it up well here: Nikon 16-85mm VR vs. 18-200mm VR

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    I read but stil dunno which is better haha
    18-200 seen good in term of value for
    Money but image quality without PS then dunno which is better

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    If you are looking for a all-rounder and dosent like to change/buy another lens. Then maybe the 18-200. Cant comment on IQ.
    btw.. Head down to the stores and test them out? Thats the best solution.

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    Thanks to ur advise. For you what lens would u go for if the lens budget is below 1200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DatukGong View Post
    Thanks to ur advise. For you what lens would u go for if the lens budget is below 1200?
    I would prefer the 16-85VR over the 18-200VR, coz I've been more impressed with the optical quality of the 16-85VR.
    Furthermore I have never really favoured >85mm on an APS-C camera (which the D7000 is).

    My favourite combo is still a UWA, a fast normal prime (eg. 35/1.8DX) and a cheap tele-zoom (eg. 55-200VR)
    but hey, that's just me
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    Oo good 16-85mm focus fast? How bout in indoor ambient environment?

    What mean UWA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DatukGong
    Oo good 16-85mm focus fast? How bout in indoor ambient environment?

    What mean UWA?
    I find it fast, but didnt do any scientific testing
    UWA = ultra wide angle
    To me, <18mm for APS-C is considered UWA
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DatukGong
    Thanks to ur advise. For you what lens would u go for if the lens budget is below 1200?
    Working ard ur budget, probably 18 270 tamron pzd. Or tamron 17 50 f/2.8 + a med tele zoom
    [D800|AFS2470F2.8G|AFS70200F2.8G|AFS1635F4G|AFS28F1 .8G|AF85F1.8D|AFDC105F2D|SB700|SB900]

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    Heard that tamron 17-50mm focus issue at low light

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    Bro again aps-c is ? Sorry I m newbie in dslr hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by DatukGong View Post
    Bro again aps-c is ? Sorry I m newbie in dslr hehe
    APS-C

    u can use google to search for answers on technical stuff like sensor formats u know...
    Google is your friend. Make use of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DatukGong View Post
    Oo good 16-85mm focus fast? How bout in indoor ambient environment?

    What mean UWA?
    I haf the 16-85 and it focuses at a decent speed, but certainly not fast as compared to other cheaper AF-S lenses like 35 f/1.8G DX and 50 f/1.8G. It will also hunt sometimes in low light indoor situations especially at 85mm considering that its max aperture is only f/5.6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DatukGong
    Heard that tamron 17-50mm focus issue at low light
    Just a suggestion based on ur 1.5k budget.

    What else u reckon?
    [D800|AFS2470F2.8G|AFS70200F2.8G|AFS1635F4G|AFS28F1 .8G|AF85F1.8D|AFDC105F2D|SB700|SB900]

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    Thanks for all the suggestion! It benefit me a lot. My need is traveling n some indoor ambient light shooting so 16-85 should be ok right?

    One more question, if I using external flash in ambient indoor, can I get the pic with natural bright in faces n ambient color for background?

    I saw some ppl taking with flash the background us dark the face is bright. @_@

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    Pair it with Nikon AFS 17-55 laa.. Match made in heaven

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    Quote Originally Posted by DatukGong View Post
    Thanks for all the suggestion! It benefit me a lot. My need is traveling n some indoor ambient light shooting so 16-85 should be ok right?

    One more question, if I using external flash in ambient indoor, can I get the pic with natural bright in faces n ambient color for background?

    I saw some ppl taking with flash the background us dark the face is bright. @_@
    It's certainly possible
    Depends how dark the background is, of course.
    Getting a Nikon flash with the 'TTL-BL' (TTL Balanced Lighting) feature helps a lot
    Essentially the exposure needs to be sufficient to at least capture some of the ambient lighting, and the flash power is reduced just enough for fill.
    Exploring! :)

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