Keep in mind that the 18-200 Nikon is also fairly fast at 3.4 While it is not perfect, its as close as you can get. Im not sure how great the Sigma, Tamron, or Sony lenses are so I wont start to try comparing them. In any case, all of the cameras mentioned are certainly decent. You cant go wrong with any of them.milhaus wrote: ↑Jul 6th, 2008 11:31 pmEveryone I talk to says it's not a big deal at all, especially if you're not already invested in the lenses.
But the problem for me with Nikon lies in that particular lens. It gets decent, but not stellar, reviews, but it's also a $800 retail lens (almost 2x the price of my kit!)!! If I want a VR versatile one lens solution, I have to buy this baby. On the A200, I can buy a Sigma, Tamron, or Sony (which is $500) 18 - 200, or 18-250 and make use of the body IS (for significantly cheaper).
I am still auditioning the Sony, but it appears I'm beginning to convince myself. Off to eBay for accessories . . .
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