Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Nikon D80 Nikkor 18-200 VR Review/Price

I just acquired a new camera three weeks ago starting with a slightly used Nikkor 18-200 VR from Atty. Raymond Fortun at PhP25,000.00, quite a steal actually for less than a month used lens.

A few days later, since I can't stand the thought of having a lens but can't use it, went to Hidalgo, Quiapo to buy a new Nikon D80 DSLR at P34,000.00 with free 1GB SD card and camera bag. A friend suggested waiting for the replacement of the D80 or upgrade to D200 or D300 but it's actually out of my league besides being not cheap.

The first shots of the camera were taken at Shawarma Snack Center near Robinsons Place Manila where we went for a food trip after. The real field test and sample pictures were at my recent trip to Boracay currently featured at Travel Philippines Backpacking Asia blog.

Review and comments: the 18-200 VR is a great all-around lens at such range. Not intended for low light photography due to its being slow at f5.6. At around 100mm, you may have to stop down to f11 for the sharpness you're looking for.

I intend only to buy a Nikkor 50mm f1.8, an UWA lens and probably a telephoto for butterfly and bird watching trips.

Such an expensive hobby, actually! :P


  1. hi,

    im planning to buy a nikon d80 (body only).. will i also be able to buy one for 34k? and what store and address?

    hoping for your response.


  2. try to subscribe to phphoto yahoogrooups, lots of cheap for sale items there. Got my d80 a few months ago at Henry's on Hidalgo