WTB: Affordable replacement for broken 18-55mm on Nikon D40

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  1. wporterfield

    wporterfield TPF Noob!

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    Considering the 55-200 VR (online retailers have it for $155 - $200)

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    Stock 18-55mm replacement.

    Am open to other suggestions... any all purpose lens under $150 that fits the Nikon D40 - pretty limited options I'm sure... but that's what I'm working with.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Best bet is to buy the Nikon 18-55 again.
     
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    Ill sell you a 55-200 non vr for 80 bucks paypal :)
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How 'bout another 18-55? ;)

    Maybe the Sigma 18-50 HSM? I think HSM means that it will have full-time override like Nikon's real AF-S lenses (Nikon's 18-55 has fake AF-S). It's $120 at Amazon.
     
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    Can someone out there please explain what this means?
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nikon AF-S is an autofocus system that consists of a fast, almost completely silent focusing motor inside the lens and a manual focusing ring that can used at any time to override the autofocus. Additionally, the focus ring does not turn with the autofocus system is in use. It's equivalent to Canon USM or Sigma HSM.

    Nikon makes a few cheap lenses, the 18-55 and 55-200 VR for example, that it brands as "AF-S" for marketing purposes (translation: they're lying) but they are not as silent nor as fast and do not allow for instant manual override.
     
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    Thanks for the offer... but unless I go back with the 18-55, I'll probably grab a 55-200 with VR.

    Any ideas on where to get an 18-55mm at a good price?
     
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    email sent
     
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    did the glass break ? ... post pics lol :D
     
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    wporterfield TPF Noob!

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    I wish it were that spectacular... just the plastic mounting bracket.
     
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    Thanks for that explanation :)
     
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    got a sigma 18-50 1:3.5-5.6 with 2 filters (uv/polarized), pretty much new. used a whole 5 times. perfect condition and working condition.
     

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