recommended 18-200 lens


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haslansalam

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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.
 

.Hack

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Nikon 18-200mm for around 800+ used, VRII.
Or you can just get 3rd party lenses which are significantly cheaper. :)
 

RayTravis

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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.. :D
With WARRANTY SOMMORE!
 

zac08

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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.
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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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.
 

zac08

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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.
 

mynextday

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

haslansalam

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after reading thru the recommended lenses, i think, i will get the canon 18-200 EFS. thanks everyone
 

calebk

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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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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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