Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR AF-S DX
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Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II
1 June 2010
Summary: But while the update here is modest, it doesn't diminish the overall impact of the DX 18-200mm VR II lens, which remains one of the most compelling options for owners of Nikon's DX format DSLRs.
Pros: Very flexible and convenient 11.1x zoom range., Optical stabilisation with four stops of compensation., Quiet autofocusing on all Nikon bodies., Decent build quality and zoom-lock switch.
Cons: The most expensive super-zoom for cropped bodies., Suffers from zoom creep between 28 and 135mm., Suffers from zoom-shrinkage at close range., Beaten on price and quality by twin lens solutions.
Conclusion: As a general lens that covers a large focal range, this one produced nice results and the quick, silent autofocus along with the upgraded Vibration Reduction made it a joy to use. While not really up to producing big enlargements, it did well enough up to A4 from a desktop printer and the advantages...
Pros: Good VR system, Fast focussing, Good to excellent contrast
Cons: Resolution not outstanding., Bigger and heavier than the opposition (but not much for extra features), Pricey and hard to source (at time of writing)
Excerpt: The competitive heat in the digital SLR camera market is felt nowhere more keenly than it is in the regular battles waged between Nikon and Canon: DX sensor vs. full frame sensor, the Nikon 'look' vs. the Canon 'look', Nikon ergonomics vs.
Pros: The Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor lens is well made, operates smoothly and works in a range of lighting and subject conditions that makes a lot of other lenses look very bad indeed by comparison. This is a terrific lens which can provide you with the help you need to cap...
Cons: Could we please get this one in an f/2.8 version? Nikon did not anticipate the enormous demand for this lens and still has order backlogs around the world. In Nikon's defense, it would have been difficult to predict the kind of wild popularity generated by the development and release of this lens...
Conclusion: Of all the large focal length range lenses that we tested (Sigma 18-125, Nikkor 18-135, Tamron 18-200) the Nikkor 18-200 mm had the best results. Despite a few flaws, which are hard to avoid with such a complicated construction, their level is not significant (maybe except the vignetting and...
Cons: weak picture quality in the edges of the frame at 200 mm focal length, poor performance of manual sharpness adjustment, clearly visible coma, high vignetting, large distortion
Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18–200 mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
18 February 2009
Excerpt: Das Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18–200 mm f/3.5- 5.6G IF-ED ließ sich angenehm bedienen: Die Einstellringe für Zoom und Fokus liefen sehr geschmeidig und hatten über den gesamten Einstellbereich einen gleichmäßigen, angemessenen Widerstand.
Stabilizowane superzoomy - część 3, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200 mm F3.5-5.6G IF-ED oraz podsumowanie
26 September 2008
Summary: Hm, żeby Nikkor nie poradził sobie z Sigmami? Pamiętajmy jednak że obie, zwłaszcza 18-125 mm to nowsze konstrukcje, a Nikkor liczy sobie już kilka latek. Jego wadą jest duży, największy w teście rozrzut jakościowy w poszczególnych konkurencjach, a przy tym najwięcej razy przegrywa on z konkurentami.