D7000 200mm lens worth the price?

zantaffzantaff Posts: 2Member
edited February 2014 in Nikon DSLR cameras
I’m looking to buy a Nikon D7000. Right now there are 2 people selling used cameras in my area. One has the D7000 with the 18-105mm lens for $700, and the other has the camera with the 18-200mm lens for $900.

Main question: Is the 200mm kit worth $200 more?
I’m a college student, so I can’t stretch my budget too much, but if the advantages are $200 better I could probably wing it.

Thanks
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  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited February 2014
    really only you can answer this, do you shoot the sort of subjects that really need 200mm, if you do, then yes, it is worth the extra
    are likely to buy something like the 70 -300 in the future, if you are, then maybe go with 18 -105
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  • henrik1963henrik1963 Posts: 536Member
    edited February 2014
    To me it would not be worth it. An 16-85 would be. But then I am not a fan of super zooms. To much compromise.
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 3,774Member
    There are other opportunities. Local dealer has one for sale here less than $700; B&H had some two weeks ago, and also check Adorama. Check eBay for benchmarking that price.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • henrik1963henrik1963 Posts: 536Member
    You can get a new D7000 body for $700
  • zantaffzantaff Posts: 2Member
    edited February 2014
    To me it would not be worth it. An 16-85 would be. But then I am not a fan of super zooms. To much compromise.
    really only you can answer this, do you shoot the sort of subjects that really need 200mm, if you do, then yes, it is worth the extra
    are likely to buy something like the 70 -300 in the future, if you are then maybe go with 18 -105
    Thanks. I'm gonna go with the 105 kit. I don't think I'll need the extra zoom, and I can use the extra cash to put to another lens.

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    You can get a new D7000 body for $700
    There are other opportunities. Local dealer has one for sale here less than $700; B&H had some two weeks ago, and also check Adorama. Check eBay for benchmarking that price.
    I don't think you guys read my post at all.



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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 3,774Member
    Just pointing out some other options.

    Is it worth the the $200 for the 18-200 lens? Depends, how are you going to use the camera and lens? What type of subjects? Go to B&H and check out the price for both lens and see what the spread is. If it's $300 then yes it's worth paying $200 more for the longer lens. I just don't have that info available right now.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,015Moderator
    edited February 2014
    Looks like the 18-200 kit is only worth the $200 if it is a VR II. Otherwise, notsomuch.

    18-105 Used D $224
    http://www.adorama.com/US 614018.html

    18-200 VR I Used E+ $339
    http://www.adorama.com/US 620743.html

    18-200 VR II Used E+ $419
    http://www.adorama.com/US 621238.html

    18-200 VR II Used D $444
    http://www.adorama.com/US 620626.html

    New, the 18-105 is $400, the 18-200 VR II $850 ($250 good to march 1 rebate gets you to $600)
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  • Dredden85Dredden85 Posts: 354Member
    edited February 2014
    I agree with Sevencrossing. Think about what you want to shoot. Please check out some of my photos on the PAD that are at 200mm. If you need a little more reach than than the 18-105 then it is well worth the investment. If not then you have a some extra cash to spend on a filter or CPL. I have the 18-200VRII. Great lens.
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    D7000, 18-200VRII | 50 1.8G | SB-900
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