Compact and light 18-75mm 2.8 VR

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So... I want compact, light, well-build, reasonably sharp, distortion-free 18-75mm 2.8 with VR. Im prepared to pay $3000. Where do i get one? :)
 

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let me know when you find it... Only I'm only willing to pay $500 for it. :D
 

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Or you may want to wait about... oh say 10 more years???
 

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So... I want compact, light, well-build, reasonably sharp, distortion-free 18-75mm 2.8 with VR. Im prepared to pay $3000. Where do i get one? :)

It might be a bit easier on you if you choose a lens that Nikon actually makes (since only Nikon makes VR lenses).

Here's a list of current lenses:

Current Nikon Lenses
 

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huh? im still kinda new to this DSLR and lenses, I thought a smaller f/stop meant that it was a faster len? Cuz i hear people say you need a fast lens like a 50mm f/1.4 for certain shots. IDK im newb here so, am i right or wrong?
 
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So basically what you guys saying is that 18-75 2.8 VR isnt coming anytime soon? :(
 

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No, I am saying that:

A) Nikon doesn't make one

B) Nikon hasn't annonced that they plan to make one

C) I am not psychic, so I can't tell you if Nikon ever WILL make one.

D) There is no such a thing as a light 18-75 f/2.8 ANYTHING... that would be a fairly large chunk of glass, whatever price... let alone throwing another several ounces on it for the VR mechanism.

E) If you want to buy a new fast lens, why not look for one that is in production. There are a bunch of lenses being made by Nikon... just none of them short, fast, light and VR.
 

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The last one Mike listed, for example, has significantly less range than the one you are wanting, does not have VR, and weighs 2 pounds... add the longer range, and the VR, and you are looking at a 3 pound lens.

Having said that, I would love to have the 24-70 f/2.8 and slap it on a D3.

My wallet does not agree with that plan, however.
 

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