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Nikon 18-200VR Wait or Not?

matfrost

Taverham, UK
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matfrost Registered since 27th Dec 2005
Mon 13-Mar-06 06:57 PM

I have had my name down waiting for the 180-200VR lens since Christmas, and have since sold my Nikon 18-70 to help fund it.
The thing is I have been stuck with a limited lens arsenal, and have spent too much time reading reviews etc, and keep reading about distortion problems at 18mm end, which is where I used the 18-70 quite a bit. I am not a big fan of lots of post processing to correct lens problems, I like to see a nice image out of the camera as much as possible.

I have therefore been looking at alternatives, and wonder if I would be better off with the Sigma 18-50mm f2.8, and the 70-200 f2.8 Sigma/Nikon? (If I got the Nikon 70-200VR I would have to wait for a bit to save some extra money as it is twice the price of the Sigma 70-200. Is it worth the extra)

Would I get less distortion this way? Better bokeh?

How does the Sigma 18-50 f2.8 compare with the Nikon 18-70 which I had? It would not make sense to get a lens which is worse than what I had. The Sigma seems to get good reviews.

Of course I could keep waiting for the 18-200VR!! and get the 80-400 for extra reach at some point.

Maybe I am spending too much time reading reviews, I just don't want to wait for the 18-200 only to be dissapointed when it comes.


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