Received 70-200 2.8 vr

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Hi everyone, I just received my 70-200 2.8 vr. I haven't had the time to take it out yet. I have to stop salivating over it. :biggrin: Question what is a good place to sell my 18-200 vr. You see I brought the 17-55 2.8 last week.
 
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Having never seen or used the 18-200, I am wondering how much better the 70-200vr is. I do have the 70-200 and it has produced exceptional images..Regards, Lance
 
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Hi everyone, I just received my 70-200 2.8 vr. I haven't had the time to take it out yet. I have to stop salivating over it. :biggrin: Question what is a good place to sell my 18-200 vr. You see I brought the 17-55 2.8 last week.
I have all three and I've justified keeping all three. IMO, the 18-200VR is a complement to the 2.8 zooms you have, not a substitute.
 
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heavy lens, takes photos of moving objects in lower light with less blur, more expensive (more prestige). Lighter lens, easier to carry, less attention from bystanders, excellent images in better light of moving objects with added bonus 18mm vs. 70mm at wide end, cheaper (normally considered amateur lens). Both take excellent images of scenics or static subject. even better when mounted on tripod (despite VR claims).

I think that sums it up. Your milage may vary
 
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Hi everyone, I just received my 70-200 2.8 vr. I haven't had the time to take it out yet. I have to stop salivating over it. :biggrin: Question what is a good place to sell my 18-200 vr. You see I brought the 17-55 2.8 last week.
Chris, after 25 quality posts and 30 days membership, our software will allow you access to our For Sale forum. Until those requirements are fulfilled, have an enjoyable time getting to know the community and the images that are posted.
 
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Chris,

I wouldn't jump to sell the 18-200 so quickly. I also have the 18-200, the 70-200 and will soon buy the 17-55 or 28-70. I have found that the 70-200 is one of the sharpest lenses I have ever used and, in comparison the 18-200 seems soft.....However, I find that the 18-200 is an ideal lens to use when I want to throw the camera in a small bag and take it to work, or just walk around with an unobtrusive unit. So, play with all three and, like me, you may find that there is a place in your arsenal for the 18-200 when you want to KISS it (Keep It Simple Stupid--no insult intended).

Regards,
 
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Thanks, I was wondering if there were any requirement if at all. I have been been posting, readng and lurking around. This forum is INMO better than DPR. You have more options here and a WORLD of advice.

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Chris, after 25 quality posts and 30 days membership, our software will allow you access to our For Sale forum. Until those requirements are fulfilled, have an enjoyable time getting to know the community and the images that are posted.
 
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Thanks Kevin; my thoughts echos yours. however, I am thinking of the lost of savings I had to use to purchase the 70-200 2.8 vr. I will keep of your posts in mind. :smile:

Chris,

I wouldn't jump to sell the 18-200 so quickly. I also have the 18-200, the 70-200 and will soon buy the 17-55 or 28-70. I have found that the 70-200 is one of the sharpest lenses I have ever used and, in comparison the 18-200 seems soft.....However, I find that the 18-200 is an ideal lens to use when I want to throw the camera in a small bag and take it to work, or just walk around with an unobtrusive unit. So, play with all three and, like me, you may find that there is a place in your arsenal for the 18-200 when you want to KISS it (Keep It Simple Stupid--no insult intended).

Regards,
 
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I have seen pics online and pics in real life from the 70-200 2.8 vr. They are Amazing. My logic to buying such a lens and the 17-55 2.8 is to one day go pro and possibly get published. I also have to small weddings to shot and I could possibly get mmore business from those two if I do a good job. Hence the reason for the expensive lenses.

Having never seen or used the 18-200, I am wondering how much better the 70-200vr is. I do have the 70-200 and it has produced exceptional images..Regards, Lance
 
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The 18-200 is a fantastic travel lens, and if you have any aspirations of hitting the UK, know that they only allow ONE carry-on bag for your return trip (even though you can take 2 on the way over). That means your photographic equipment must be minimized, if you plan to not have to pack any of it.
 
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I will be taking out the 70-200 2.8 vr to the Barzos State Park here in Houston this weekend. I have taken pictures with my 17-55 2.8 and the 18-200 vr. Iwill compare all three this week end. If the Imagwes of the 18-200 vr are great (which I know they can be) provided the operator (me) uses it correctly I will consider keeping it. but, t be honest I need to recoop some of the money I spent on it.

heavy lens, takes photos of moving objects in lower light with less blur, more expensive (more prestige). Lighter lens, easier to carry, less attention from bystanders, excellent images in better light of moving objects with added bonus 18mm vs. 70mm at wide end, cheaper (normally considered amateur lens). Both take excellent images of scenics or static subject. even better when mounted on tripod (despite VR claims).

I think that sums it up. Your milage may vary
 

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