18-200 VR That nice????

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Bill N

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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
 
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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.
 
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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.

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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:
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Don't worry, you'll like it
 
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nice. I can't wait until they build some so people can buy them.
 
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Great for closeups too!

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

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

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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
 
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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.
 
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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.

Rich
 
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