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Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S Lens (Refurbished)

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Adorama has Nikon 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX NIKKOR Lens (Refurbished) for $249.95. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian
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Same price on AMZN, not really a deal.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01882XYPO/
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Same price on AMZN, not really a deal.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01882XYPO/
Probably $20 difference in sales tax for many.
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Probably $20 difference in sales tax for many.
I agree, thanks OP
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Dang, guess this lens has gotten more expensive. I paid $210 for a refurb from adorama 3 years ago. It's a good lens though and stays on my D5100 unless I need one of my primes for low light shooting.
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Thanks OP! We have been waiting for a sale on this.
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In for one. Thanks!! Had been waiting for this offer to come back for a while as missed last few. Did go with Adorama to save the $20 in sales tax from Amazon. Will see what I get when it arrives.
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Kind of weird this is now a high priced item. The range is solid but the focal length is no different than their cheapest budget lens. For the less technical, this means when it's dark good luck getting a shot without flash. It also means in the bright sunlight your shutter speed has to be slower; fast moving objects will always be blurry.

If you want to get great photos of anything but still objects you need to use lenses with F2.8 or lower. I'm an amatuer sports photographer and am kicking myself to this day for not getting fast glass sooner. Once I got a 35mm prime ($90 eBay) and a Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 ($78 eBay from Roberts) I was able to progress.
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Dang, guess this lens has gotten more expensive. I paid $210 for a refurb from adorama 3 years ago. It's a good lens though and stays on my D5100 unless I need one of my primes for low light shooting.
I have the 5100 also, nice camera, I need to use it more often...must resist buying this lens...
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Dang, guess this lens has gotten more expensive. I paid $210 for a refurb from adorama 3 years ago. It's a good lens though and stays on my D5100 unless I need one of my primes for low light shooting.
Got this lens (gray market) brand new for $214.00. Haven't seen this low price since. Great lens and very sharp. You won't be disappointed. This is an excellent value lens. A must-have lens to go with the 35mm and/or 50mm Nikon prime value lenses.
Another great value lens that you might want to also consider is the Tokina 11-16mm DXII for wide angle landscape shots (also tack sharp).

Here is the link to the $214 deal that sold out quickly on this lens:

https://slickdeals.net/e/7903805-nikon-af-s-dx-nikkor-18-140mm-f-3-5-5-6g-ed-vr-lens-for-nikon-digital-slr-camera-for-214-00?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1
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Price not good, there are some distortion when you use the telephoto end, I suggest you buy the 18-200mm lens if you like to photo remote object.
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Not bad at all for a very solid single walk-around. But on the low end I'd rather snag the 35, 50 (d versions are much cheaper if your camera can use them), and 70-300 af-p, which is a surprisingly sharp and fast telephoto zoom. That trio with a d7500 makes some great stuff happen. And if you need wide, like str8 said, that tokina is a fine choice.
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Kind of weird this is now a high priced item. The range is solid but the focal length is no different than their cheapest budget lens. For the less technical, this means when it's dark good luck getting a shot without flash. It also means in the bright sunlight your shutter speed has to be slower; fast moving objects will always be blurry.

If you want to get great photos of anything but still objects you need to use lenses with F2.8 or lower. I'm an amatuer sports photographer and am kicking myself to this day for not getting fast glass sooner. Once I got a 35mm prime ($90 eBay) and a Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 ($78 eBay from Roberts) I was able to progress.

You're confusing focal length with f-stop. (What you're actually talking about is maximum apature.)

Talk about the "less technical".


If you're that concerned about light gathering ability why are you even dealing with a DX sensor?

I won't spend money on DX glass. I used to keep DX bodies as backups, but these days I just use FX gear. When I've given lenses as gifts (even to people that shoot DX bodies) it's always a FX lens. I know if people are serious about photography they're eventually going to go full frame, and all their DX glass with be wasted money.
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Kind of weird this is now a high priced item. The range is solid but the focal length is no different than their cheapest budget lens. For the less technical, this means when it's dark good luck getting a shot without flash. It also means in the bright sunlight your shutter speed has to be slower; fast moving objects will always be blurry.

If you want to get great photos of anything but still objects you need to use lenses with F2.8 or lower. I'm an amatuer sports photographer and am kicking myself to this day for not getting fast glass sooner. Once I got a 35mm prime ($90 eBay) and a Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 ($78 eBay from Roberts) I was able to progress.
The 18mm to 140mm is a good balance for most of my shots. Is there another option? I have a D5600
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