View Full Version : Ordered a new lens :)
06-15-2007, 05:59 PM
Woohoo!! Just got an email that my new lens shipped today. It's the Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5~5.6G DX VR Zoom and I am really excited! :)
06-15-2007, 08:22 PM
Thats the one I want how much was it?
06-15-2007, 08:53 PM
I got it from Tri-State for $799. A few places had it for $749 but it was heavily back-ordered whereas Tri-State had it. I ordered it yesterday and shipped it today. In stores (if you can find it), its about $900
06-15-2007, 08:58 PM
Here's a link:
[Edited on 6/15/2007 by cfire]
06-15-2007, 09:54 PM
Happy shootin' there Tex!!
That's a nice range to have.
Tamron makes an 18-250 for about $500. I was impressed by it's quality.
06-18-2007, 02:34 PM
Thanks Greg, yeah the range is one of the big reasons why I bought it. For traveling it's great, one lens, no gadget bag just a holster. I didn't find that Tamron when I was looking but everywhere I looked someone was raving about that Nikon. The sales rep at B&H (I always start there) said he couldn't even guess when he'd have it in stock they're so heavily back ordered on it.
06-18-2007, 05:02 PM
That 18-200 will be nice on your fishing trip
I can't wait to see the photos from that.
06-18-2007, 05:47 PM
Yeah, the fishing trip was the catalyst in going from wanting to buying. I knew I was going to buy it at some point so I bit the bullet and ordered it so I'd have it for Alaska. :)
06-18-2007, 07:47 PM
Nice lens, gonna wanna see some photos from that :)
06-18-2007, 11:47 PM
wow nice, i hear all about this lens im sure you will enjoy.
maybe when im out of college (4 years) i can pick one up for 300 =-).
06-19-2007, 01:29 AM
Very nice lens indeed! Unfortunately, it's one of the VR's that we don't have at work, so I don't get to play with it. The 70-300 Nikon VR is amazing though, so I'm sure the 18-200 VR will be superb. Have fun with it and don't stop shooting!
06-19-2007, 03:50 AM
Normally, I'm not a 'one-lens' guy, but if I was, this is one I would consider. The only issue for me is speed. I've been spoiled by a 2.8 the last few years and giving up 1-1 1/2 stops can be harsh.
The 18-200 is incredibly sharp though. I've heard nothing but great things about this lens.
And if you've got a good noise reduction filter for PS then the speed is a non-issue.
I'm happy for you Frank! Enjoy the fishin' and the shootin'!
06-19-2007, 01:42 PM
Thanks all. Hopefully I'll get some really good shots in Alaska. One of me holding a 100 lb king salmon (the record is 97) would be extra nice. :lol
06-19-2007, 05:29 PM
You go boy! You should find lots of material up there to shoot if you can keep your hands off the pole, that is.
We will all be looking for shots. Don't forget to look for the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) That lens should be awesome for that!
Do you eat your fish or are you strictly "catch and release". I am one that hopes that you would enjoy one of Gods great gifts to man and that is fresh fish eaten by the hand that caught it. Especially out of a somewhat unspoiled wilderness like Alaska!
Have fun. When do you return?
06-19-2007, 08:37 PM
Thanks Cappy! I will definately be eating some fresh fish immediately after catching any. In fact my buddy that I'm going with was laughing because I told him I was bringing some wasabi and soy sauce. :lol
I wondered about the Aurora Borealis but wasn't sure if they'd be visible this time of year. I hope so though. :) I'm going from the 19th of July to the 27th. I plan to shoot a lot of pics. :)
06-19-2007, 10:09 PM
Congrats on the lens
100lb of salmon is too much for 2 people to eat *wondering if FedEx delivers fresh fish to Irvine*
06-20-2007, 01:33 AM
Northern Lights?? Dude, that would be killer.
remember your tripod and cable release.
If not a tripod then at least a small bean bag.
Salmon?? Dude that spells grillin' doesn't it??
06-22-2007, 07:21 PM
Colin, I've got your addy. :)
Greg, thanks, got 'em and yes...grillin' and chillin' in a large way!
We're going for trout one or two days and halibut another day as well. :)
06-28-2007, 07:18 PM
I did a little research on the northern lights and it looks like being that far North- March and Sept.- October are the best months. The problem with the time that you are going is the skies don't get dark enough for a good viewing although the further south you are in Alaska the better chance you have. I live in Northern Wisconsin and have viewed them in July and August, needless to say there is a huge difference between the two.
Depending on where you are in Alaska, you might be far enough south and past the equinox that the evening sky would get dark enough to show them off. While it won't be the best time, it would still be worth a look to the sky. I would think you would be looking up to the sky once in a while anyway. :) What a trip that will be! Be safe and good luck!
07-11-2007, 06:06 PM
Thanks Cappy! Sorry for the delayed reply and for being extra scarce of late. Floods, deadlines and general madness have been eating my lunch of late..........eight days and counting, no phone, no computers..........aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh:)
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