Thread: Nikon D90
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Old 24-03-2009, 11:48 AM   #34
sotongbroker
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I'm no expert but...

You got a bit chopped with the 50 f/1.8 @ $230, it's overpriced. However, the SB-900 at $599 is a very good buy.

Anyway, the 300mm f/2.8 is about S$10K, just FYI. 70-200 f/2.8VR vs 18-200mm, the image quality and use/speed/etc will differ a lot.

I know of a few owners with 70-200 f/2.8 VR but together they still own a 18-200mm. You also have a 50 f/1.8, how come that doesn't make the 50mm at 18-200 redundant? Think along this line and you'll understand the difference.
Thanks Bro! That's why need to speak to experts like you for guidance. Nikon website quoted $229 for 50mm f/1.8, so maybe retail prices lower now?! Bo bian lah, done already Anyway, the SB-900 price is a promotional price applicable only when purchasing a DSLR.

Thanks also for posing that redundancy question back to me, my thinking is: for indoor portraits within certain distance, the 200mm might be too long, so I need a shorter lens, but compensated by a f/1.8 to give the blurred background and depth. Whereas outdoor, where the max of the 18-200mm can be put to use, say when on holidays seeing mountain and playing water, or out in the zoo 'shooting' the animals, I am afraid the quality of the 18-200mm wont be good when pushed to the limit at 200mm and f/5.6. Hence, the idea of getting a tele 300m f/2.8. Alternatively, I go for a wide 17-55 f/2.8 and a 70-200m f/2.8? Guess it's also the question of convenience vs quality?

Like to have more comments on whether I make sense in my thinking coz am new here, havent touched the SLR for 20-30 years (last I owned was the FE2) and lucky now to have discussion board - last time where got? The National Library was probably the only place for research and source of information. So, I do appreciate your comments very much!

Thanks!

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