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I'm fine with multiple lenses. I was planning on that. I have the stock 18-55 lens, so I wouldn't need a second lens to go that low.
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Maybe you can buy a 55-200 off craigslist used? Ive seen some really cheap here in Canada.

Hell, I saw a 55-200 Sigma for $35.
 
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imo dont cheap on anything when it comes to photography. the 1 cheap thing will hinder the quality of your pictures.. whether it be ur lens or filter or w/e.. =3 id say suck it up and get a 55-200. "cheapest" good telephoto u can get.
 
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Going back to bestbuy. I guess since I just bought the camera I can get the 55-200VR for $95
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Going back to bestbuy. I guess since I just bought the camera I can get the 55-200VR for $95
If you can, that's a good price for the VR.
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Going back to bestbuy. I guess since I just bought the camera I can get the 55-200VR for $95
That's a really, really good price! You sure it isn't the non-VR version?
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post #17 of 24
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yup, they have it for $198 on sale, and they take another $100 of if you buy a Nikon DSLR. They have the non VR for $178/78. So definitely getting the VR version.
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post #18 of 24
Something to think about also is used lenses. You can often pick up the range you're speaking of from KEH, B&H, etc as other users switch into better lenses.
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post #19 of 24
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Got the 55-200 yesterday, and I bought one of those telephoto converter lenses to extend the distance even farther if need be, and if it doesn't come out good, then i guess it's just a $10 loss. Still waiting on that to come in though.

Paid $101 after tax for the lens and I'm loving the up close detail I can get drop a distance, especially for semi-macro shots. Still need to find my card reader to get pictures online though...

Oh, and question. What are these neodymium magnets that came with the camera? I didn't see any cables in the box that they could go with.
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Neodymium magnets? Pic?
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