Just bought the Nikon 55-200mm VR!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Veritas&Equitas, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

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    Like the title states, just ordered the new 55-200 VR from Adorama...hope it lives up the the first-look billing that it's been getting across the web! Brief snippets from Hogan and review from Rockwell rate it very favorably...quite a lens, getting VR, good range and all for $254 shipped!

    Anyone have/played with one yet?
     
  2. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    Once you get it, please let us know your first impressions! It sounds like a nice lens for the price (and a perfect compliment to most kit lenses).

    I'm really hoping Nikon will be releasing more AF-S + VR lenses this year. I'd particularly like to see the 80-400 get updated to AF-S - I'd have to scrimp and save for quite a while to afford it though. :D
     
  3. compuwar macrumors 601

    compuwar

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    It looks like Sigma is now selling the HSM version of the 50-500 in a Nikon mount. My (Non-HSM) Bigma is sharper at 500mm than my 80-400 is at 400mm.
     
  4. tibbon macrumors member

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    At first i wasn't sure what they point of this lens was over the 18-200, but I guess the price is pretty critcally different there, so it seems to be a great deal if you already have a shorter lens and dont' mind changing.

    I have the 50mm 1.8 Nikon, and the 18-200 for my D200. I'm thinking that I could really use something that goes to 400mm, and something in the 10mm range too. Then, i'd be pretty much all set.
     
  5. jesses macrumors regular

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    good luck with the lens.
    don't forget to post some test shots here. :)
     

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