Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX NIKKOR reviews: Telephoto Lens

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This lens is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 53 reviews.
Diameter: 7.7 cm, 9.65 See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX NIKKOR

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john , cardiff love the outside

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I found the AF-S 18-200MM easy to use, well balanced and image quailty fab.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Apr 2009

Steve, Hull

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
When I took the lens out of the box, the first thing I was struck by is how small this lens is.
The lens is almost identical in size and appearance to the Nikon 24-120mm.
It has a large range, equivalent to a 27-300 lens in a 35mm format. With this wide range, I would expect distortion. But this lens somehow has accomplished this wide range without any major distortion. I find it gives me real sharpness, and is a versatile all in one lens.

Good points -
* You can lighten your bag. Why carry 4-5 lenses when this can replace them.
* You don’t have to carry a tripod with you everywhere, well maybe in the car for night shots
* You wont have to change your lens as much because of the large range
* Great for close ups and wide angles.
* Get close to your subject, With focusing as close as 20 in. from the subject
* Vibration Reduction - offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 4 stops faster
Bad points:
Non whatsoever !!!!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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42 of 43 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Aug 2008

John, Kelwso

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Took this lens on holiday and found no need for any other. This lens covered a wide spectrum of shots which were as sharp as I would want. All in all I am very pleased with this lens. The VR mode does exactly what I thought is would and allowed me to get really sharp shots hand holding the camera.
Bad points:
Haven't really found any yet!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Mar 2009

Charles, Warwickshire Enthusiastic amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Combination of extremely wide range and very good quality
Bad points:
Not as good as a prime lens, but then you wouldn't expect that
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good all rounder for trips and times you don't want (or can't) take multiple lens.
Bad points:
For motor sports, wildlife etc I'd still take my 70-200mm f/2.8 for speed and depth of field control.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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18 of 18 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Sep 2008

Chris, Surrey

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Range of focal lengths
Bad points:
Price
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Jan 2009

Rob, Driffield

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic zoom range. No need to keep swapping lenses anymore. The image stabiliser (VR) is an absolute boon. It focuses fast and quiet. Cuts down on the bulk I used to carry.
Bad points:
It's heavy, and bulky - but not excessively. The extra weight can be tiring at times when holding the camera waiting for a moment to photograph. The lens casts a small shadow when using the inbuilt flash at the 18mm end, but just zoom in a little or use a proper flashgun.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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31 of 31 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2008

Product Features

Type of lens Telephoto
Diameter in cm 7.7
Length in cm 9.65
Weight (g) 560
Type of image stabiliser No
Lens Fitting Nikon
 

Manufacturer's Description

This is an all round 11.1x zoom lens, ideal for dedicated amateurs, and (semi-) professionals to use for countless situations and occasions, such as landscape, architecture, portrait, wedding, wildlife, holidays, expeditions and general travel photography. It is therefore also ideal for news- and press photographers. With a zoom range of 27-300mm (35mm equiv.) the user does not need to carry multiple lenses and therefore can it be seen as the perfect total package. On top of this the lens is equipped with “VR II” the second generation of Nikon’s VR technology that enables the lens to shoot 4 stops slower (instead of 3 stops with the former VR system), ideal for shooting in low light conditions and/or without a tripod. At the time of launch it is the industry’s first VR II lens with 4 stops slower shutter speed.

Key Features

  • The first lens in the industry that has a VR II system that enables the lens to shoot 4 stops slower instead of 3.
  • Offers the broad 18-200mm focal range (11.1x zoom) (equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format).
  • This lens is designed exclusively for use with Nikon digital SLR cameras and is not compatible with 35mm 135 or IX240 format film cameras.
  • 2 ED glass and 3 aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion, while ensuring high resolution and contrast.
  • Incorporates a compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet and fast focusing.
  • M/A mode for rapid switching between Autofocus and Manual focus operation.
  • The Internal Focusing (IF) design enables the use of circular polarizing filters.
  • Employs a 7-blade rounded diaphragm opening that achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements.
  • High-grade Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superb colour reproduction while minimizing ghosting and flare.

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