Discussion in 'Buy and Sell' started by PhotoXopher, Aug 18, 2009.
Looking for an inexpensive compact zoom for my D60.
I'm sure you know this, but...
I'd check Craigslist. If you're relatively close to the Twin Cities, I would think the 18-70mm would come up fairly often.
In Seattle, I feel like I see one every week! They seem to sell for around $150 to $200, used.
PS - I have the 18-70 and like it very much.
Thanks for the info, I've been checking there regularly (part of my daily routine).
Good to hear some feedback on the 18-70, makes me more confident in looking that direction.
If you're looking for compact, the 18-55VR, but the 18-70 has focus scales, real AF-S, gasket, and a wee bit more range. As far as sharpness, i think they're about equal.
Yes, I will say that from my limited experience, the 18-70 is fairly weighty, and not super compact.
But, I think that's mostly because the build quality is actually not bad... and that extra zoom range is nice to have.
Not sure how it compares optically with the 18-55... again, I have very limited experience.
The 18-70 is not heavy.. and IMO the build quality kind of sucks, every time I use it I feel like it's going to fall apart.
But it is sharp..
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