Nikon D90 and 18-200mm lens

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by pawihte, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. pawihte

    pawihte Guest

    Is the Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR ED IF lens fully compatible with
    the D90? "Fully" meaning without any function crippled? Thanks in
    advance. Elaborations will be welcome.
     
    pawihte, Jan 31, 2009
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  2. See http://bythom.com/lensacronyms.htm which not only has a very
    detailed compatibility matrix for the what but also excellent
    explanation about the why.

    BTW: you could have found out easily yourself by looking into the manual
    or just following the standard route:
    The lens is at least AI-P (designed after ~1989), so it is fully
    compatible, unless the camera is a D40/40x/60 which would require an
    AF-S for auto-focus, but which lens even is.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Jan 31, 2009
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  3. pawihte

    pawihte Guest

    Thanks for the replies, everyone. I did some checkings first and
    it certainly looked as if the two are fully compatible. But all
    the sources I found, including the D90 document, listed
    compatibility by type (AF-S, IF and so on) and none listed
    specific lens models (maybe this is impracticable). I was worried
    that I might have missed something, so I thought it would be best
    to get confirmation here. Thanks again.
     
    pawihte, Feb 1, 2009
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  4. pawihte

    Robert Coe Guest

    : >Is the Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR ED IF lens fully compatible with
    : >the D90? "Fully" meaning without any function crippled? Thanks in
    : >advance. Elaborations will be welcome.
    :
    : See http://bythom.com/lensacronyms.htm which not only has a very
    : detailed compatibility matrix for the what but also excellent
    : explanation about the why.
    :
    : BTW: you could have found out easily yourself by looking into the manual
    : or just following the standard route:
    : The lens is at least AI-P (designed after ~1989), so it is fully
    : compatible, unless the camera is a D40/40x/60 which would require an
    : AF-S for auto-focus, but which lens even is.

    The gibbericity of that answer fully justifies the original question.

    Bob (recognizing another reason to be satisfied that his cameras are Canons)
     
    Robert Coe, Feb 1, 2009
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  5. Ok, long form for those, you can't read that fast:

    Is the lens AI-P or better, i.e. post ~1989? If yes, then all features
    will work with any DSLR. The OPs lens is.

    EXCEPTION: The entry level D40/40x/60 (the OPs camera does not fall into
    this group) requires AF-S for autofocus (the OPs lens does have AF-S,
    i.e. it would autofocus even on those cameras).
    Good for you. If you prefer a blunt "No" to the question, if pre-1989
    lenses can be used on today's bodies, instead of "Sure, tell me which
    lens class you are talking about and I tell you which bodies will
    work.", then that is certainly your choice.

    I guess some people just can't handle anything more complex than a
    single binary input parameter. As I said, your choice.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Feb 1, 2009
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  6. pawihte

    mianileng Guest

    Where I live, the Sigma costs only 60% of what the Nikkor does
    and it's tempting. But "better optical performance from the
    Sigma"? What I've read on the net seems to indicate the opposite.
    And without having a chance to do comparative tests myself, I
    have to rely on what I read. Opinions on this from anyone else?
     
    mianileng, Feb 1, 2009
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  7. pawihte

    Guest Guest

    the sigma is much worse, particularly its stabilization, which i could
    see a difference in the viewfinder.
     
    Guest, Feb 2, 2009
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  8. pawihte

    pawihte Guest

    I understand that some people can go a bit overboard in pointing
    out minor shortcomings in a product. I've read the reviews and
    scrutinized the test shots of this lens, and the image quality,
    though not flawless, is quite satisfactory for my present
    purpose.
     
    pawihte, Feb 3, 2009
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