24-120 VR to 18-200 VR Advice for D90

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  1. boomer

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    Ok, so i currently have a 24-120 VR film lens and have had it for several years mounted on my N80. Now that i just got my D90 a few months back i have been thinking about getting the 18-200 VR. i have a local friend that will sell me his for about $600 which seems to be about the going rate for a nice used one.

    It looks like i could sell my 24-120 for about 300-350 or i may even decide to keep it for my N80.

    Just looking for your opinions on upgrading to the 18-200 VR. What are some advantages vs disadvantages between the two besides the obvious gain for focal range. Think i will enjoy it that much more than my 24-120?

    OR.......i can keep my 24-120 VR and get a 70-300 VR.....opinions on this?


    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I love my 18-200 lens, use it on my D90. It's all I use now...
     
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    18-200, if you understand the limitations of an all around.
     
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    They go brand new for $700 and your "friend" is selling it to you used for $600? Some friend... That thing better be in MINT condition.
     
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    Thanks for the advice!

    Ya, its not set in stone or anything. he just threw that figure out there to start.

    On eBay i looked through all the sold completed items and they sell from $500-650. So i was thinking about offering him 550 first and maybe go up to 575. 550 would seem like a fair price tho.....you think? Or you think lower still?

    I'm going to check it out this Saturday and well see how i like it.
     
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    My advice after owning 2 Nikon 18-200VR lenses...

    Sigma 18-250 HSM OS!

    This is a SWEET lens, I love it... and talk about range.

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    I just love everything about it for an all around photo walk lens!

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    $550-$600 is what I would expect to get from a complete stranger. For a friend I would only expect $500. So yes, I think $550 is high enough on your part.
     
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    cheaper by $160-ish on amazon
    farther range

    but still..

    moar explanashunz needed :D
     

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