Where to buy Nikon 18-200mm VR II?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by xkinetic, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. xkinetic

    xkinetic Guest

    Hi, I'm heading to Italy in August, and I can't find a Nikon 18-200mm
    VR II Lens anywhere! Does anybody have one for sale? Anybody have any
    leads to where they have them in stock? ebay has them but way
    overpriced.

    thanks!!
     
    xkinetic, Jul 13, 2006
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    Richard Guest

    Where are you located?
    Richard
     
    Richard, Jul 14, 2006
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    xkinetic Guest

    I'm located in the San Francisco Bay Area

     
    xkinetic, Jul 14, 2006
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    UC Guest

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
     
    UC, Jul 14, 2006
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    Stan Beck Guest

    You are really funny.

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    Stan Beck, Jul 14, 2006
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    LuvLatins Guest



    Adoroma in New York just got a bunch of them. But if your looking for
    a good price and looking for who has them forget it. If you really
    want one be prepared to spend 900 dollars US. That is what I just
    paid. Forget about the 749 list price you will never find one.

    good luck
     
    LuvLatins, Jun 22, 2007
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    Roger Tango Guest

    I just got one from Penn Camera, US $734.99 including tax. This was from a
    Penn retail store, took about a week.
     
    Roger Tango, Jun 22, 2007
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    babaloo Guest

    Although still not clear about exact release date Sigma again announded
    their 18-200 OS. This will street generally for under $600 at the big
    vendors.
    I have extensive experience with the Sigma 18-200 and the Nikon 18-200.
    There is absolutely nothing optically to recommend one over the other.
    Experience means I have owned both. Only image stabilization gives the nod
    to the much heavier and more expensive Nikon.
    But image stabilization is exceedingly useful.
    The Sigma 18-200 OS is supposed to be different glass than the non-OS.
     
    babaloo, Jun 22, 2007
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  9. The Sigma OS lens does have different glass than the non OS. I've seen them
    side-by-side and briefly handles the OS lens. It has larger elements.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Jun 24, 2007
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    LuvLatins Guest

    Well the lens arrived today. Could not be more happy. Was worth the
    extra 200 dollars I paid. A 5 Year US warranty and the store is on
    the official list of supported resellers I called Nikon first. I did
    find one at 17th Street Photo but Nikon said that they are not on the
    list. For me if the price goes over $500 dollars I want the real lens
    and the support. Its like my D200 itself, found it at some online
    places for as much as $600 dollars less but hey remember that if its
    too good to be true it probably is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

    Best to save your pennies and buy a real one (Not grey market) or no
    US warranty. Just my 2 cents.
     
    LuvLatins, Jun 27, 2007
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  11. I bought one last month at RitzCamera.com for $750. I had to wait for a
    couple of months, but I did get it for that price. It's worth calling your
    nearest Ritz Camera store to see how long the wait might be. It's a
    wonderful lens.

    Mike
     
    Mike Blanchette, Jun 30, 2007
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    CAGuy Guest

    Guys...Amazon has in Stock for $799 (Buy from Crutchfield Seller)
    Here is the link
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...11189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B000BY52NU


    Crutchfield is a factory authorised seller & they are shipping July 5
    (Free shipping). And there is no tax at amazon. So this is the best
    place to buy as of this day. I am in for one.
     
    CAGuy, Jul 1, 2007
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    LuvLatins Guest

    You will not be disappointed. I love mine
     
    LuvLatins, Jul 1, 2007
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  14. I ordered one for four different sources in January. Ritz did get it
    fastest - 2 months. The others still didn't have it after 3 months. Be
    advised that they all suffer from lens creep. Google on this for
    solutions.
     
    Oliver Costich, Jul 1, 2007
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