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post #11 of 20
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Personally I'd rather go for the Nikon 18-105. Not that hard to find one used either. They're the kit lens for Nikon's semi-pro to pro level bodies and as such are often ditched in favor of better lenses, so there's never a shortage on the used markets.
In the US perhaps but I can only find one here and it's only $40 cheaper than a brand new one haha In terms of quality am I going to see much of an improvement between the two lenses? The Sigma seems to have less distortion than the Nikon throughout the whole focal range.
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Heh, guess you noticed I live in NZ Thanks for the offer though.
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Well guys, I wish you luck. I'm 58 and enyoying what's out there now.

I remember my years in gollege and grad school. I'd dump all my gear just to be back there now. How's that??

I know, dump it on you and you'll arrange it.
    
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Well guys, I wish you luck. I'm 58 and enyoying what's out there now.

I remember my years in gollege and grad school. I'd dump all my gear just to be back there now. How's that??

I know, dump it on you and you'll arrange it.
I hope I can feel the same when I reach that age I also hope I have lots of nice gear by the time I'm that age too
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post #16 of 20
If you can save up the extra $100, I'd recommend the following to cover UWA to telephoto ranges
Tamron 17-50 f2.8 or Sigma 18-50 f2.8 (Tamron seems to be better reviewed and sharper)
and the
Nikkor 55-200 f4-5.6 VR
If you find them both used it should be within your price range and they are both great lenses.
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Well guys, I wish you luck. I'm 58 and enyoying what's out there now.

I remember my years in gollege and grad school. I'd dump all my gear just to be back there now. How's that??

I know, dump it on you and you'll arrange it.
Heh, I'm 33 and I also wish I was back in school.
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Well guys, I wish you luck. I'm 58 and enyoying what's out there now.

I remember my years in gollege and grad school. I'd dump all my gear just to be back there now. How's that??

I know, dump it on you and you'll arrange it.
Sounds like a good trade!
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Or when he gets out of school, he could get a great zoom. They do exist you know. But they're few and far between and $$$$.
Of course, I of all people know that. I now love my 24-70 to death again after sending it to Canon. It's now dead sharp wide open and at any focal length.
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post #20 of 20
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Ah forgot to mention I ended up ordering a Sigma 18-125. The appeal of the single lens was too much in the end Will at least be far better than what I have now. (Two 20 year old lenses that don't have image stabilisation, are slow, terrible in low light and not very sharp at all!)
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