Have any of you heard whether this camera will be offered with a kit lens like the D70 was?
The new 55-200 VR lens that debuted at the same time as the D200 would be great.
I'm hesitant to order now as some of the people who bought the D70 early on without the kit lens didn't get the lens at the best cost later on.
What is the price of the new lens? I visited the Nikon site, and it didn't list price.
I'd love to get a deal like I did with the D70 and the 18-70 kit lens. More money, of course, but still a deal.
#1. "RE: How about a kit lens?" | In response to Reply # 0Noel Holland Charter MemberFri 04-Nov-05 02:51 PM
I don't know if other kits will be offered but unfortunately the kit being offered as an example on the Nikon UK site is the 18-70mm lens that they sold with the D70.
Gut feel though is that even if Nikon don't offer other options that several of the dealers will probably offer a D200 with the 18-200mm lens as a kit. There would probably be a lot of demand for such a package.
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#3. "RE: How about a kit lens?" | In response to Reply # 0
>Have any of you heard whether this camera will be offered
>with a kit lens like the D70 was?
>The new 55-200 VR lens that debuted at the same time as the
>D200 would be great.
I assume you mean the new 18-200 VR that they announced on Nov. 1 along with the D200. I agree that would make a very interesting kit. The 18-200, assuming it performs well, looks like an ideal travel lens, although it won't be replacing my 70-200 f/2.8 VR for action/sports work.
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#4. "RE: How about a kit lens?" | In response to Reply # 0
At least in some countries in Europe (I have seen it on the Swiss Nikon website) they offer a D200 kit together with the 18-70mm. I have not (yet) seen this kit offer in Austria or Germany, for example.
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#5. "RE: How about a kit lens?" | In response to Reply # 0
Well, here we go again! The camera will not hit the market till December, we hardly know anything about it but we continue to open threads on imaginary subjects. The Nikon USA site says nothing about a kit lens.
The new 18-200 VR lens will cost $700 and looks to me kind of high to be offered as a kit lens. If a lens is being offered, I do not really know, it should be the 18-70, a more affordable lens that will not make the package that expensive.
Hope this helps.
#6. "RE: How about a kit lens?" | In response to Reply # 5Fri 04-Nov-05 07:03 PM
As far as "here we go again", I think when vendors start posting the D200 on their sales sites, if a kit lens is going to be offered, it should be posted now also. Even though the camera doesn't hit the market until Dec.
I, for one, would like to know if a lens I desire will be offered with the camera. It makes a difference whether I order now, or wait. I have the 18-70, so if that is the offer, I would like to order just the body, now.
But if the new $700 VR lens should be offered for $500 or $600, I would buy it in a heartbeat. I have the money saved.
I just hate to get on the list now and miss out of a later offer and savings.
#7. "RE: How about a kit lens?" | In response to Reply # 5briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Fri 04-Nov-05 07:09 PM
>Well, here we go again! The camera will not hit the market
>till December, we hardly know anything about it but we
>continue to open threads on imaginary subjects. The Nikon
>USA site says nothing about a kit lens.
Let's try and remember that the USA is not the only country where the D200 has been announced, William...
For example, the Nikon UK website mentions a "D200 Kit" with the 18-70mm DX lens. Here is the link.
#8. "RE: How about a kit lens?" | In response to Reply # 0
There was no mention of a "kit" lens in the D200 press release as was mentioned with the D70 press release.
Looking at who the target market (I'm thinking advanced amateurs, semi-pros, pros) for this body, most will already have digital lenses already so a kit does not make much sense. Most of Nikon's offerrings at this level did not have a lens offered as part of an "official kit."
Will kit's be offered? Maybe, probably... I'm sure that retailers will put together a kit with the 18-55 f/2.8 DX and the 18-70DX maybe others.
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#9. "RE: How about a kit lens?" | In response to Reply # 8Fri 04-Nov-05 10:43 PM
Exactly, Anthony. For all I knew, some business could have already been offering a kit. Just because I hadn't come across it didn't mean it was not out there. When in doubt, I post a query to this wonderful bunch of photographers and am assured if something is out there, one of you have ferreted it out.
That's all I was doing...checking to see if anybody knew of a kit being offered. I wasn't attempting to open a thread about imaginary offerings. I was hoping for the real deal, and knew if it was out there, you guys would know.
I guess I'll jump on a waiting list somewhere. I'm drooling as much as the rest of you'all.
#10. "RE: How about a kit lens?" | In response to Reply # 0
I suppose if there's enough interest Nikon could be convinced to offer a kit, but it would be the first time a body at this level was offered as a kit.
But I don't really see the attraction of pairing the 18-200 with the D200. An 11x lens will offer modest performance even if Nikon did a good job designing it. I could see the 18-200 kitted with the D50, but I think the D200 will like the best glass you can give it.
#11. "RE: How about a kit lens?" | In response to Reply # 10Alex_86 Registered since 19th Aug 2003Sat 05-Nov-05 02:41 AM
I doubt Nikon will offer a kit beyond a simple 18-70DX.
A lens like the 18-200VR is to specialized and I doubt it as a kit would clear enough units to make a discount worth while.
As others have said most photographers that will be going for the D200 already have lenses, most of which are probably on par or better then what would be offered as a kit lens.
The 18-70DX as a kit makes sense for that small portion of people that are buying a D200 as their first camera.
Most stores will do camera/lens/accessory packages with a bit of a discount from the price of buying them separately although this usually is not as great a discount as Nikon give when then bundle stuff up as a kit.