The $250 alternative to the 70-200VR!

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The 55-200 VR is already available in HK for less than $250. It got FD, IF, VR, AFS.... Maybe a 18-55 and 55-20VR is a cheap alternative to the 18-200VR too!
 
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It's cheap and it's an alternative, that's for sure. Not exactly a good alternative, but it's sure an option.

You don't really think the image quality from the $250 55-200VR is going to match up to the $1,500 70-200VR do you? We, or at least I, don't even know if it will do as well as the 18-200VR in their common range, have you seen any sample shots taken with the new lens?
 
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Hmm, where are you finding that 70-200mm VR for $1500? I'm about in the market today.
 
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It's cheap and it's an alternative, that's for sure. Not exactly a good alternative, but it's sure an option.

You don't really think the image quality from the $250 55-200VR is going to match up to the $1,500 70-200VR do you? We, or at least I, don't even know if it will do as well as the 18-200VR in their common range, have you seen any sample shots taken with the new lens?
I saw some on a local forum, its not bad. Well, actually they are quite good for such a cheap lens. I really think the 18+55 and 55-200VR would be a great walk around combo with the D40x.

The good thing is, becase of this lens, the price for the 18-200VR has been lowered by about $100 already!
 
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Hmm, where are you finding that 70-200mm VR for $1500? I'm about in the market today.
B&H has the US version for $1,589, import for $1,550, so not quite $1,500 but close.

I saw some on a local forum, its not bad. Well, actually they are quite good for such a cheap lens. I really think the 18+55 and 55-200VR would be a great walk around combo with the D40x.

The good thing is, becase of this lens, the price for the 18-200VR has been lowered by about $100 already!
Sadly the 18-200 still isn't generally available around here at all, much less for a lower price. I got extremely lucky and found one last weekend, the only one I've seen or heard of in stock at all in this area for months.
 
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Outstanding! When I look for that lens on B&H, it costs more. Don't know where you found it for a lower price, but I'll take it.

I need to ask about more lenses when I'm ready to buy, because someone always has a lower price than I can find. Thanks!
 

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