Am I wasting my time waiting for a D200 / 18-200vr
I ordered a D200 / 18-200vr from Kits Camera shop last month. Should I cancel the order and get the 18-70 combo and a better lense later. I must have my camera before the end of March.
#1. "RE: Am I wasting my time waiting for a D200 / 18-200vr" | In response to Reply # 0AragonStudio Registered since 18th Nov 2005Mon 06-Mar-06 01:33 AM
Please wait for the combo. It is well worth the wait.
"It is better to have soup with someone you love, then to eat steak with someone you hate."
#2. "RE: Am I wasting my time waiting for a D200 / 18-200vr" | In response to Reply # 0jdbower Registered since 12th Jan 2006Mon 06-Mar-06 01:46 AM
From what I could tell, the combo doesn't buy you anything over the body only and the lens. If you can hold out, there seem to be more and more 17-55 combos and body-only deals available so you can probably get one at the last minute. This means if you're flexible on lenses you can wait for a few weeks and then get one quickly if it doesn't show up.
I decided to get a (fairly) cheap lens and the body so I could finally get started - which means that my two VR kits will both ship tomorrow before I can cancel them...
#3. "RE: Am I wasting my time waiting for a D200 / 18-200vr" | In response to Reply # 0hwy 49gold Basic MemberMon 06-Mar-06 03:10 AM
Has Kits Camera charged you yet, or just took your credit card number? Last month I ordered the set with 17-80mm from Ritz, and two days later ran into B&H with body only. I ordered the body without delay, and I called Ritz customer service regarding the return policy. They instructed me to simply refuse the delivery when the D200 arrived, that way I didn't have to pay the return shipping (the original shipping was non-refundable though) and I would get my refund immediately.
My point here is, you might want to place another order with another company at the same time, and see if you have a higher chance to get the 18-200mm set. I just checked on B&H, the availability status says "coming soon", but they do not accept orders under this status. I have a feeling they are coming soon within three weeks time. I also am waiting for the 18-200mm lens from B&H which I paid for more than two weeks ago. Good luck!