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nikon 17-55/2.8

does anyone know who has this in stock?
B&H and Adoroma are both on backorder.

by teru kuwayama at 2004-08-25 10:18:43 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I believe www.keh.com out of Georgia has it in stock and o.k. price, and I was actually looking at that lens and still google over the VR 0-200 lens.

In then in the end I just bit my lip and picked up the 18-70 DX version and just save my euros for the VR lens that I need. I´m still using my old heavy push pull 80-200 lens and it is still a great lens, but I need something a little faster on the AF side now. So far the 18-70 is doing its job and I just posted a pic taken this morning of corey feldman at 18mm and it works for what I need for now.

by [former member] | 06 Dec 2004 07:12 | | Report spam→
heya, thanks. the lens was for zalmai actually, and I think he sorted it out in geneva a while ago. whats the difference between DX and VR? and how fast is this 18-70?

by teru kuwayama | 06 Dec 2004 09:12 | | Report spam→
Hi Teru

We´ll the DX is just a digital lens made for digital bodies, won´t be nice on a 35mm body, a big draw back,(one of the reasons I didn´t pick up the more expensive variety), and on my D2H it you do a 1.5x on to make it like a 28-105 lens. The VR is Vibration Reduction and has a newer faster AutoFocus engine, and the VR helps reduce vibration. Great if your on a boat for a Triathlon or just want to reduce vibrations. Some people like it because the can hand hold the VR lens and get some good photos at 1/15 of second, but don´t realize for sports 1/15 of second you get nice blurry players so something to keep in mind.

So far the 18-70dx lens has been great for what it is, but i haven´t had a chance to do any sports yet. i´m hoping to get my accreditation for the Barcelona-Dakar race at the end of December to try it out. I´m just going to be in the Barcelona area, but there is one day they have to race around town and a portion is on the beach near Olympic Village. So maybe ill have something good to post then.

I hope this helps.


by [former member] | 07 Dec 2004 08:12 | | Report spam→
hey Teru,

The 18-70 is f/3.5-4.5, very slow. Otherwise it’d be great, since it’s small and cheap (about $400).

What’re you using for a small camera these days? Since I sold my M4p, I’ve been at a loss. Would love to find a small digital camera that would work for lowlight conditions, have a reasonably short shutter lag, and not cost an arm and a leg (like the Epson rd-1).

take it easy,

by [former member] | 07 Dec 2004 11:12 | | Report spam→
Sorry to butt in here but I too am at a loss for a small quick digital street camera. I have a beautiful Hear but I rarely have film around and would like a digital alternative. At the recent expo in NYC I played with the diminutive Nikon 8400 and thought it was superb. Very fast start up and easily accessible manual settings and a nice wide lens too with wide aperture. It’s built tough too and shoots 8 mega pixels. Worth a look. I want one but as yet can’t afford one.

by Paul Treacy | 07 Dec 2004 12:12 | | Report spam→
Have you tried having NPS expedite one for you?

by [former member] | 16 Dec 2004 23:12 | | Report spam→
Robert’s in Indianoplis at 800-726-5544. Ask for Jody. They usually have a good inventory on Nikon/Canon and prices are pretty competitive. Tell him gold sent you.

by [former member] | 23 Dec 2004 14:12 | | Report spam→
what are you going to do with your current WA? mine is too slow.

by [unverified member] | 23 Dec 2004 15:12 | | Report spam→

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