What to do. What to do.

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  1. dan.rpo

    dan.rpo TPF Noob!

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    So, im in a pickle!

    I am leaving for a month long trip to europe in a few weeks.

    I currently have the kit 18-55 lens and a 55-200 vr lens for my Nikon d40.

    I have been searching EVERYWHERE for the new 35mm 1.8G DX but every place is sold out! People on eBay are selling them, but for $250 and up! they retail for $200.

    If i dont wind up getting the 35mm prime, i was going to replace my two CURRENT lenses with the 18-200 VR and sell the two i have to help recover my funds....this would also allow me to ditch my camera backpack and just bring this one lens along....

    OR

    totally forget about a new lens and just buy a flash, such as the sb-600 or equivalent of third party that is less expensive...

    any suggestions/opions/knowledge on where i can actually get the 35mm prime without waiting for "shipment to come in"?? thanks!
     
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    Have you called B&H or Adorama? They are very good about letting you know when shipments are comming in and will ship to you as soon as it does. There may be a boat in route and you can get your lens in time. They are 2 of the stores I would trust if they said they will be here in 2 weeks time.

    If not I would get a flash. The 18-200VR is a nice walk around do all lens. But its still slow. You get inside and your going to want a big flash.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The 18-200 may be slow and crap and full of other things that makes me just want to hurl it off a cliff, but that said out of all of my lenses it's the only one that I took to Europe. The perfect vacation lens.
     
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    Check your local camera shop. I had mine order the 35mm. lens and they got it in 2 weeks.
     
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    dan.rpo TPF Noob!

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    every single place on that link is sold out! god dammit!
     

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