18-105G VR or 18-140G VR?

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So, I've decided to to move over to the dark side, and plan on getting the d7200 next week. The shop has the body only for 880€, with the 18-105 for 1099, and with the 18-140 for for 1219.

I plan on getting a 70-200 2.8 in the next 8-12 months, depending on finances etc. Bare in mind I have absolutely no Nikon gear, and will be keeping an eye out for affordable 2nd hand lenses/flashes etc.

Do any of you have experience with the above mentioned lenses? I do mostly birding, and some landscape. I'm thinking of getting the 140, because of the reach, but if the 105 is significantly sharper, I might get that.

After getting the 70-200, I will be looking at a Sigma 17-70, so will probably be selling my kit lens in roughly 18 months time.

Any advice or 1st hand experience would be greatly appreciated.
 

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1219 minus 880 is 349, so you'd be paying 339 for the 18-140, but mentioned buying a siggy 17-70, can they not be got for there thereabouts, would you be better buying the body and siggy.

Having said that the 18-140 is longer, better built than the 18-105, optical similar I believe. I have the 18-105 and its great
 
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1219 minus 880 is 349, so you'd be paying 339 for the 18-140, but mentioned buying a siggy 17-70, can they not be got for there thereabouts, would you be better buying the body and siggy.

Having said that the 18-140 is longer, better built than the 18-105, optical similar I believe. I have the 18-105 and its great

Thanks for the reply. I will need the reach if I want to do any kind of birding until I get the 70-200. I will play with both lenses in the shop on Monday, but I'm leaning toward the 18-140 (mainly because of the reach. I will start selling some of my canon gear as well, but I don't expect to get too much cash for what I have. It will be a huge learning curve, as I will probably be changing software as well.
 

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What lenses do you currently have?
 
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I have no Nikon lenses, and the Canon lenses in my signature+ 100mm/ 2.8 macro lens without IS. Will sell the 75-300 and 18-55 1st. Will keep the other lenses until I have Nikon equivalents.
 

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It was just if you were heavily in Canon with lenses I'd have suggest buying a 70d and save looking.

I'm not sure but this could be a runner, sometimes you can buy twin kit Nikon cameras. I've seen many (never a d7200 mind you). Have a look for a twin kit d7200 with 18-55 and 55-300mm lenses, both lenses are quite highly regarded considering price, and give you all your options for nearly to far right now. You can then improve kit at your ease
 

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I'd get the 18-140 kit lens because it has a metal mount. When I had the 18-105 for my D7000, I broke the plastic mount haha.
 

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