The $250 alternative to the 70-200VR!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by TimK, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. TimK

    TimK

    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    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!
     
  2. JohnK

    JohnK

    540
    Aug 6, 2006
    Pacific NW
    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?
     
  3. wbeem

    wbeem

    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    Hmm, where are you finding that 70-200mm VR for $1500? I'm about in the market today.
     
  4. TimK

    TimK

    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    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!
     
  5. cooleyjb

    cooleyjb

    93
    Oct 4, 2006
  6. JohnK

    JohnK

    540
    Aug 6, 2006
    Pacific NW
    B&H has the US version for $1,589, import for $1,550, so not quite $1,500 but close.

    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.
     
  7. wbeem

    wbeem

    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    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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