18-200 VR That nice????

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Bill N, May 5, 2007.

  1. Bill N

    Bill N Guest

    OK, I think I am having a little buyers remorse. Put the order in at B&H when I heard they had the 18-200 VR in stock. Should have it by the middle of next week.

    I have a 18-70, a 24-120 VR and a 28-200 now. I was planning on selling these to help pay for the 18-200. Now I'm wondering if I made the right choice. $750 is a pretty fair amount of money now that I am retired. Maybe I should have just kept the 18-70 and 24-120VR.

    For those that have the 18-200VR or used one. Some words to convince me that this lens is worth the money would help put my mind at ease!!
    Cheers, Bill
  2. Donzo98


    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    It is awesome!! You won't regret it at all...
  3. I had the 18-70 and 24-120. The 18-200, which I also own blows the two of those lenses away in every respect. That's what I paid for mine and havent regretted the purchase for a minute. Enjoy.
  4. davidzvi


    Apr 30, 2005
    I thing that the 18-70 is probably a "better" lens, but to cover that range in one good package is a big plus.

    Also since you bought the lens for a real price and not the 800-1000 that people were getting you have 2 options. Try it and if you don't like it you can sell it for what you paid for it. Or sell the others and get most, it not all the cost of the 18-200.
  5. At first I had second thoughts about selling my 24-120 and getting the 18-200. But after having it a while I've decided it is a keeper.
    Doesn't take the place of "pro glass", but in the role of one lens walk-about it is stellar.
    My only gripe is the fact that if not kept at 18mm it will 'creep' its way out to 200 in about 10 steps.

  6. Neil M.

    Neil M. Guest

    I am quite confident that you'll be very happy with your new purchase. It's a great lens.
  7. eisbaer

    eisbaer Guest

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  8. Ditto!
  9. gugs


    Feb 24, 2006
    It is a great lens. I never touched the 18-70 since I have it (now more than a year). When I want top IQ or more speed (2.8), I use the 17-50 2.8 (Tamron) or the 70-200VR, but the 18-200VR is the most fantastic lens I have used from a versatility point of view (light, small package, covers almost everything, VR really useful..., IQ very good) Highly recommended. I even sold pictures shot with that lens...

    a few examples:




    Don't worry, you'll like it
  10. robthorn

    robthorn Guest

    nice. I can't wait until they build some so people can buy them.
  11. randyr5


    Jan 14, 2006
    Guy, the rhino/bird picture is great!
  12. vettenut


    Feb 27, 2006
    Tolland CT
    On my camera 85% of the time, just love it. Only gripe the lens creep as previously mentioned. - Jeff
  13. Great for closeups too!

  14. JohnK


    Aug 6, 2006
    Pacific NW
    It doesn't do to badly on really close up either, especially for not being a macro lens.

  15. It's a wonderful lens.

    This is a portion of the Ceiling; note the tiny screws holding the rust colored boards in place. Hand held 1/40th second.

    Hand held in St. John Lateran in Rome; 1/80th

  16. Bill N

    Bill N Guest

    OK, you all have made me feel a little better about this. I posted some things for sale and hopefully they will be sold by the time the cc bill comes in on the 18-200.

    Also, thank you for posting the above images, looks like this might be another piece of equipment that will exceed my skills for a while!! Thanks again, Bill
  17. robthorn

    robthorn Guest

    that ceiling looks incredible.
    offbeat I hear you about the lens exceeding your skill level. I don't think I will ever catch up with it's potential.
  18. Thank you. All of my lenses exceed my ability. I just returned from a little lake trying to capture a handful of GBHs and once again am humbled. I got a handful sharp enough to keep.

  19. robthorn

    robthorn Guest

    ok I don't know all the abreviations yet. gbh's ?
  20. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Great Blue Heron.
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