Tom Pernal , Oct 21, 2009; 06:22 a.m.
Have you considered buying an 18-200VR on eBay? I have currently a 6 lens + (1) teledapter collection. My 300 f/4, 70-200 VR f/2.8, 17-55 f2.8 and 1.7 AF-s teledapter were all purchased used on eBay. That's over 1/2 of my collection
They all look, feel, and work as new. I have an amazing array and not a single regret.