Nikon D40 with 18-200mm/18-250mm?


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SpyGlass

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hi guys,

not sure if this has been discussed but im a d40 user and i am looking to get a walk about lens.

current set up is the kit lens and 55-200mm - enough said as i already experience the limitations of the "quick switch"

so it boils down to the tamron/sigma 18-250mm dc os or the nikkor 18-200mm.

prices not really much difference i think (2nd hand?) so i like to hear from the ground users before pounching on the lens..

yes i hear the nikon d40 is a beginner camera and not worth it to match up with these type of lens. Thing is im not afraid because i can use the lens for future camera bodies and i'll ultimately need a walkabout lens anyway


Thanks for browsing!
 

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ZerocoolAstra

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hi guys,

not sure if this has been discussed but im a d40 user and i am looking to get a walk about lens.

current set up is the kit lens and 55-200mm - enough said as i already experience the limitations of the "quick switch"

so it boils down to the tamron/sigma 18-250mm dc os or the nikkor 18-200mm.

prices not really much difference i think (2nd hand?) so i like to hear from the ground users before pounching on the lens..

yes i hear the nikon d40 is a beginner camera and not worth it to match up with these type of lens. Thing is im not afraid because i can use the lens for future camera bodies and i'll ultimately need a walkabout lens anyway


Thanks for browsing!
18-200 price is quite steep.
Do you often shoot at 200mm with your 55-200 lens? What is the most commonly used focal length for this lens? Review your shots and look closely at the EXIF information.
 

SpyGlass

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18-200mm for the nikkor is steep..for the sigma it's unbelievable.

but the thing is i'm picky and very inconsistent with what i shoot. Yes sometimes long shots at birds nesting, sometimes children playing or at family gatherings.

i prefer not to be cast into a category since my interest is general photography.
 

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Hi read up on dpreview.com they have comprehensive reviews of most lenses.
 

Wurdelak

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my advice is for you to try the sigma first if you are keen on getting it... i was about to buy it 2wks ago, when i mounted a new piece on my D5K, it can't focus! yes you read it right, it can't focus, manually and automatically... there appeared on the screen is F--! i dunno what that means, but i've tried 2 copies... the salesman even mounted it on another D5K body... same thing happened... i got the tamron 18-270mm instead!
 

SpyGlass

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yeah i read about your issue..really sad..im sure you would have love to get it there and then...

anyway i think it works on older cam bodies like a d60 or d40..there are d60 users out there with it on and sure kicks a$$

Now thinking of getting it perhaps in taipei since the prices are cheaper there..any views or shops recommendation there?
 

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Hi read up on dpreview.com they have comprehensive reviews of most lenses.
Nope, their lens reviews are quite lacking as they've only recently started. Photozone.de is much more comprehensive.
 

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Nope, their lens reviews are quite lacking as they've only recently started. Photozone.de is much more comprehensive.
really? oops, my bad. i've only used their body reviews in hindsight. good point :)
 

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