New lens prices?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pa, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Has anyone seen any price information on the new AF-S DX VR 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G IF-ED Zoom-Nikkor (what a name!) ?
  2. I read $695 USD. I just don't remember where I saw that number, though. It is due to be released the end of December, 2005. It is an awfully big zoom, but I want to add it to my bag as the perfect vacation lens, unless it gets really crappy reviews! HERE is a link to the lens on Nikon's site and HERE is a link to the DPR preview.
  3. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
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  4. general


    Apr 30, 2005

    Roberts sent me an E Mail with that price this morning.
  5. This is going to be some kind of lens...I feel LLD coming on :) 
  6. Uh,nope,no way, not me, I don't want,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no, :Unsure: ............

    .....gulp.......anybody wanna' buy a clean 24-120,????

    It's my best lens, but I may need the wife's cat is expecting.......:rolleyes: 
  7. Ron H

    Ron H

    Jul 5, 2005
    So, anyone wanna buy an almost new Sigma 18-200??? Huh???
  8. Sure is a compact li'l thang, ain't it!!!??? Great tourist lens...
  9. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Now why in the heck would I want one of these things? I mean, I have an 18-70 and a 70-200VR. Aaaaarrrrrgggg!!!! Get thee behind me LLD!! :eek: 
  10. Heck Frank with the two lenses you have you could trade them in for the new lens and not have to carry two lenses around.
  11. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    True Melissa, but I'd never give up my 70-200VR. I have a feeling though, that my kit lens is toast. :biggrin:
  12. Frank,

    I love my 70-200 lens too and won't part with it but this new lens will keep me from having to carry more than two lenses the new one and the 70-200VR which is a fabulous lens.
  13. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    I totally agree. :wink:
  14. I don't own any of the high-falutin' lenses most people discuss here, as I'm primarily into photography for taking travel pictures. With my current kit, I'm always torn between the 18-70 with its wide-angle capabilities, and the 28-200, with a great zoom range.

    I think this new 18-200 will be essentially a one-lens solution, with the exception of museum/indoor pictures where my inexpensive and diminutive 50 f/1.8 should do the trick.
  15. I have a question:

    With all the great glass floating around here at the Cafe, is a f/5.6 200mm lens really something to get all that excited about? They tell me that my 80-400 VR is too slow at 400mm f/5.6 and i believe it! There are many times I wish it was a 4.0 or better! But my (our) 80-200's are f/2.8 so why carry a 18-200 slow lens AND a 80-200 fast lens? (Or 70-200 VR...)

    Maybe I'm missing something??? :eek: 
  16. I think, unless I hear reports that the new lens is exceptional, I will stick to the 17-55 and 70-200. The idea of a light all-in-one lens is tempting, but every time I use the 70-200 I get more infatuated with it and I don't want to give myself reasons not to carry it.
  17. Ibn


    Jun 28, 2005
    San Jose, CA
    Looks to be a great lens for the times when you can't handhold. Ran into this problem this last week when I was in downtown Indy and was getting shutter speeds of 1/6. Had to find braces so that I could handhold with the 17-55mm.
  18. TonyM


    May 7, 2005
    I'm going to stick to hauling the 12-24, 28-70, and 70-200+ 1.4TC around. But the SU-800 will definately be getting ordered.
  19. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    I will get one of these as soon as it's available; play with and compare it, and then decide if it will replace my 24-120VR, and/or my 70-200VR.
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