Problem is 18-55mm Nikkor lens (D50 Kit lens)

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  1. ravikiran

    ravikiran TPF Noob!

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    Hello Guys,

    I got a Nikon D50 body and went to the dealer to get a 18-55mm, 55-200mm and 50mm f 1.8.
    But the problem is my dealer says that there is some problem with the 18-55mm Nikkor lens that it stops functioning after a few months of usage. He claims that it's due to some problem in the electronics embedded in the lens. Is it correct? Please suggest me.

    Thanking you,
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    Ravi Kiran.
     
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    I have had mine for almost a year..not a problem one with it.
     
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    That makes no sense to me. That's not even an acceptable problem. It would be absolute retardedness for Nikon to still sell kit lenses that only work for 3 months. This might've been true during the alpha/beta testing stages... who knows.
     
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    Never heard that before, sounds like they are trying to get you to buy a more expensive lens. My suggestion would be to find another dealer, that one is defective....
     
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    Oh thank you so much guys. I too feel the same thing. But posted just to get confirmed. Anyway I am thinking of going with 18-55mm ED DX, 50mm f/1.8 and another lens which comes for less price as the above and covers a tele-zoom purpose. Please suggest me which will be best for that purpose.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I used one commercially on a daily basis to do tabletop product photography until the the 17-55 f2.8 was released. It operated flawlessly.
     
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    I would think if that salesperson was being honest and a majority of lenses failed after 3 months there would've been a class-action suit against Nikon and a lot more people would know about it rather than just the salesperson.
     
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    I got my 18-55 Refurbished from Nikon with my Refub D50. I've had it at my house for 5 months now and who knows how old the lens itself is. I just mounted it on my camera to make sure that, in fact, it does still work perfectly. No death here.
     

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