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uintaangler
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p.1 #1 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


I picked up a very nice, low-mileage D200 for my son as a holiday gift to replace the D40 I gave him a couple of years ago
I want to find a lens to go with it.
It will most likely remain his one and only lens, so I'm thinking a zoom like an 18-200; 18-135; 24-120
My budget is under $200 for something in 9.5/10 condition
I'ver never owned any of these lenses, so I need some help

Suggestions?

Thanks,
Bob



Nov 19, 2012 at 02:35 AM
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p.1 #2 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


My vote is the 18-200 to do 'everything', but I think its more than $200.


Nov 19, 2012 at 02:57 AM
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p.1 #3 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


Back in the day, the lens for that body was the 18-70mm
Probably your best bet...

Although you can buy kit lenses like the 18-55mm and a complementary 55-200mm for around $300 or less...

Under $200 you won't touch an 18-200mm, probably not even an older version 24-120mm...



Nov 19, 2012 at 03:00 AM
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p.1 #4 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


Do you still have the lens from the D40? If that is the kit lens, you could always get a 55-200VR for less than $200 new.


Nov 19, 2012 at 03:09 AM
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p.1 #5 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


Still having and rarely using my D200/18-200 combo, I really miss the 18-70 I originally had for it. It's a much better lens if you can live without the extra reach. I'm pretty sure you can pick up the 18-70 for cheap, probably under $200 if you look hard enough.


Nov 19, 2012 at 03:10 AM
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p.1 #6 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


Let the boy deceide.


Nov 19, 2012 at 03:19 AM
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p.1 #7 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


My vote goes for the 18-70 for $120-$150 used or Tamron 17-50 2.8 for a little bit more than $200 but you'll get an amazing lens. As ckcarr mentioned 18-200 is almost double your budget and it's not better than the ones above.


Nov 19, 2012 at 03:35 AM
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p.1 #8 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


What's he shooting with on the D40 right now? The 18-70 is a really nice lens, but there's none available at the moment through KEH, but I plugged $225 in as a filter and came up with a few lenses within, and just a bit above your budget, depending on what he's shooting now

$225 and under



Nov 19, 2012 at 04:08 AM
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p.1 #9 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


I just picked up an 18-135 Nikon for the extra range over the 18-70. I'm more than happy with the lens.


Nov 19, 2012 at 04:48 AM
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p.1 #10 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


Lots of good suggestions - thanks guys


Nov 19, 2012 at 04:39 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


Take a look at the 18-105 at Cameta refurbished, year warranty. VR would be helpful on the D200 and its a nice working range. $220 plus free shipping, I've bought from them for refurbished and the stuff I got was in new shape. At little over your bugdget but not by much.


Nov 19, 2012 at 06:27 PM
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p.1 #12 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


Or, the Nikon 50mm F1.8 G lens.
Or, the Nikon 35mm F1.8 G if he prefers something a bit wider...



Nov 19, 2012 at 08:29 PM
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p.1 #13 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


I have the 18/105. Great on my D200. Has VR, which is a big rookie help.
I would check the buy and sell forum here, you might get a good used one.

If he likes zooming with his feet...the 35mm 1.8 G is good.

Ed




Nov 19, 2012 at 08:38 PM
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p.1 #14 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


17-70 f2.8-4 sigma covers a multitude of sins. Stays on my D7000


Nov 19, 2012 at 09:04 PM
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p.1 #15 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


maybe spend the dough on some manual focus lenses....get the essence of photography into the gift ya know.....


Nov 20, 2012 at 12:56 AM
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p.1 #16 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


Justin, you're preaching to the choir with that one
Love my MF lenses
But that's something I think my son would prefer to grow into over time



Nov 20, 2012 at 01:01 AM
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p.1 #17 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


indeed Bob, mf is an aquired taste


Nov 20, 2012 at 01:05 AM
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p.1 #18 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


give the boy the credit card and send him to BH and tell him to make sure not to break the $200 budget


Nov 20, 2012 at 01:32 AM
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p.1 #19 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


18-70.



Nov 20, 2012 at 01:37 AM
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p.1 #20 · Best all-purpose lens with the D200?


When I had D200 my favorite lens was 35-70 2.8 mainly shooting indoors family events things like that


Nov 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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