Is this a good deal???

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  1. PerfectlyFlawed

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    Re: a Nikon D5000---( and lenses for it.)

    Nikon D5000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera Two-Lens Outfit (18-55 VR & AF-S DX 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED) - 25454-2156 - RitzCamera.com

    i was considering it with the extra lens. I have no clue as to what im doing lol

    i know i want to get an extra lens, but i dont have a lot to spend ( 150 bucks tops right now) is the extra lens with this kit good?


    Ive been reading and reading...trying to figure out what lens is what and im not getting any where. Ive figured out the different "off brands"... that at first i thought were Nikon model lenses.( like: Sigma,etc)..and i get that 1:1 is best ratio for Macro. not 1:2 etc... but i dont know which m.m. would be best for me...For portraits, zoom/macro, or just all purpose ??

    Im still trying to learn, dont be to mean lol:confused:
    Thanks a ton in advance!!

     
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    I've personally found Ritz to be at least $10 higher on thing than anyone else. Your link didn't work for me but if I were you I'd try Adorama or Photo4less.com
     
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    I agree with the previous poster. Ritz is usually higher priced, but not always when they have a sale.

    I would also suggest checking Amazon and BH Photo.

    The 55-200mm VR is a good lens. If your right at your budget that's a fine lens for the price. If you think you can spend more consider the 70-300 VR, but you can't go wrong with the 55-200 VR.

    Your link didn't tek me directly to the product page, but looking at the test of the link it looks like the 55-200 is the ON VR. I wouldn't get that one, I would get the one with VR. It reported to have better optics and the VR is useful.

    Here's a similar kit, with a case (which you will likely eventually want to replace) and looks like a DVD. Nikon | D5000 Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm VR & | B&H
     
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    For the same thing, i paid $899.00 (before tax, memory card, and case)
     
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    maybe this
    Nikon Zoom-Nikkor Zoom lens - 18 mm - 105 mm - F/3.5-5.6 - Nikon F

    doesn't mention any 'macro' feature though
     
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    I just skimmed through these responses...I'm on a cell phone, so at the moment I can't fix the link. Tomorrow ill go fix that and check the links you all posted.
     
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    ok hope this one works.... im going to copy/paste the info too just in case. lol
    however, im not sure where it said anything about a warranty. =/

    Nikon D5000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera Two-Lens Outfit (18-55 VR & AF-S DX 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED) - 25454-2156 - RitzCamera.com


    Nikon D5000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera Two-Lens Outfit (18-55 VR & AF-S DX 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED)


    Regularly $949.98 Before $150 Nikon Instant Savings - Shop Our Presidents' Day Sale!


    Our Price:$799.98
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    Your Final Price:$799.98 Manufacturer # 25454-2156
    Our Stock # SLR1206
    Presidents' Day Sale Ends February 20, 2010

    Two-Lens Nikon DSLR Bonus Outfit!
    Includes: Nikon D5000 DX-Format Digital SLR Camera, Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55MM F/3.5-5.6G VR Lens and Nikon 55-200 mm F/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Lens
    PLUS - Bonus Nikon Instructional DVD




     
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    This is the one i have been set onm for awhile, until recently i was wanting another lens with it...even though the warranty isnt much, its hard to pull away from this refurb deal lol
     
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    Nikon 55-200 mm F/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor
    Nikon 55mm - 200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR



    So whats the difference between these?! lol
     
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    so i think i hit another wall---
    Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor

    VR or NO VR? ...how huge of a difference does it make??
    does anyone have this lens that could send some advice?
     

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