nikon 18-200mm VR DX

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by patrick, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. patrick

    patrick Guest

    Hi,

    I am planning to buy this lens. It looks pretty versatile.

    Any feedback from this lens? I would use it on a D80.

    thanks
     
    patrick, Sep 17, 2007
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  2. patrick

    Draco Guest

    Great lens. Shot indoor portrait with it in a store. No shake. BG out
    of focus just right. If you find one for the MAP of $699.95(USD), grab
    it! If you are in USA, make sure US warrenty coverage from Nikon and
    all the paper work that goes with it.

    Good luck Patrick.


    Draco
     
    Draco, Sep 17, 2007
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  3. patrick

    flambe Guest

    I have one.
    It is a mediocre optical performer, which means it is no better than the
    equivalent lenses from Sigma or Tamron.
    The VR works quite well and once you use it you will not want to go back to
    non image stabilized lenses.
    18-200s are excellent travel lenses. I am dragging two of them (on two
    cameras to be used by two people) to Africa this week.
    My wife gets the VR, I get the non VR Sigma 18-200.
    In my experience the 18-200s are far better performers than the budget
    55-200s in that zoom range, particularly the execrable non VR Nikon 55-200,
    the only lens I ever returned because it was too awful in every respect to
    keep.
    I would strongly recommend you check out the new Sigma 18-200 OS. My non-OS
    Sigma 18-200 seems to have slightly less distortion at 18mm than my Nikon
    18-200 and sure weighs alot less--weight and heft are the downside of
    putting VR/OS in the lens instead of the camera where it belongs. The new
    Sigma OS is supposed to be a different optical formulation than the non OS.
    To be honest, had the Sigma OS been available 6 months ago I would have
    bought it rather than the Nikon: I personally have found no added value to
    the approximately $2-300 greater cost of the Nikon.
     
    flambe, Sep 17, 2007
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  4. patrick

    patrick Guest

    Thanks for your feedbacks.
     
    patrick, Sep 19, 2007
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