Nikon 18-200MM VR get or no get?

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  1. greatest335i

    greatest335i TPF Noob!

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    i just need some help to decide if i want to trade or not. here the deal

    he offer me his Nikon 18-200mm VR I for my
    AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
    55-200mm VR
    Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF D
    $130

    should i do it ?????

    help plz
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    nope not a good deal for you.
     
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    This is an easy one... No way

    You already have the 18-200 capability with your current lenses. Basically all you're doing is giving away the awesomeness of the fast 50 f/1.4 and $130 for free.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    +47 ........ No!

    Some one is trying to rip you off. You can get a good used Nikon 18-200 for about $475.
     
  8. greatest335i

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    wat about just to trade him with lens?
     
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    is the 18-200 6.3 @ the long end? i dont have the lensso im not sure.

    typically, the broader the range of a zoom, the less IQ at the long end.

    it is convenient to have 18-200 in one lens, but idk...im not sure id do it just for the lenses.
     
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    alright thx. i guess im going to keep my lens
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The 50 mm f/1.4 is a keeper because it is good in low light..

    The 18-55 and the 55-200 do exactly the same as the 18-200 and do so with much less barrel distortion from 18-35 mm.

    The only thing you gain with the 18-200 is you save needing to change from the 18-55 to the 55-200 lens.

    You won't gain any image quality.

    Your 18-55 and 55-200, if they are in like new condition, and you have lens hoods, are worth about $240. The 50 f/1.4 D is worth about $275 iin like new condition.

    So, with all 3 of your lenses, the 18-200 owner would need to give you about $50 and the 18-200 if it is also in like new condition.

    All the above depends on the condition of the lenses, and is just some examples. Your mileage may vary.

    It doesn't sound like you have enough experience and knowledge to be trading camera equipment.

    I recommend you hang on to what you have.
     
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    thx KMH
     

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