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18-200 VR - the key reason to avoid it?

wrench

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wrench Registered since 19th Mar 2007
Wed 11-Apr-07 07:43 PM

I'm switching camps. Dropped the Rebel, turned (back) to Nikon. I'm now trying to choose the lens to go with the D40x.

I am a conscious enthusiast, but no more.
I do not earn my living with the camera and I'm generally too lazy for post-processing. I fly a lot on business purposes, so I do not afford carrying extra lenses or a tripod.

I look for one lens to suit all my needs, which are:
- wide end. No less than 28mm equivalent.
- as much tele end as possible.
- focus speed and accuracy.
- possibility to shoot hand-held (no tripod) in low light.
- acceptable results for A4 or even A3 printing straight out of the camera, especially in terms of sharpness.

I do not care much for "advanced" characteristics, like bokeh quality for instance. Price should match my amateur status, meaning well below 1000$.

So, the natural choice seems the 18-200 VR. As I am quite determined to buy this lens, I would like to ask you gentlemen a question: Is there anything I might deeply regret for spending 750$ on this glass? (i.e. not working with the D40x )

Many thanks,
Daniel

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