Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR AF-S DX
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Worth the Weight
1 December 2013
Excerpt: I bought this camera and lens to replace an old Olympus E510 and couldn't be happier with the D7100. It was a difficult decision because of a limited budget. I bought refurbished to save money, of course. I primarily shoot nature, and live action musician performances in bars (and yes, I do need the 50mm f1.8 lens...). However, this combination is a great all around kit for the two topics due to the extreme differences in shoot needs.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
Excerpt: This is my go-to lens. To be able to shoot as wide as 18, and without swapping lenses to get all the way to 200 is sweet. It has VR stabilization, and a lock switch to keep the lens from extending on you when carrying lens-down in a harness. I shoot a lot of landscapes (full wide, usually), but when wildlife is involved, having the zoom right there is invaluable.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Cons: Difficult to Clean, Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light
Excerpt: After seeing Jana C. Smith's color work on Aldine Fine Art Photograpy Gallery on line, I was impressed. Not enough money for new purchase at the time so bought refurbished from you and it is doing very well and outwardly was like-new on arrival. Slightly difficult to familiarize with its intricacies though I started with Brownie in 1942 and have worked through everything since.
Cons: Heavy, Short For Wildlife Work, Tough To Attach
Excerpt: I researched prices for a LONG time and decided that Cameta was the best place to buy. Between price, warranty, and selection, this was a great purchase for a great lens. The reviews all over the internet for this lens helped me decide as well. I use it primarily for sports pics for the kids and have used it for everything else. There are other cheaper lenses but you really make a good investment with genuine Nikon gear. FYI, I've bought multiple things from Cameta..
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have not used this lens a whole lot yet so this is a preliminary review. I was hesitant about refurbished products but read some great background info and reviews on line. The lens appears brand new and autofocuses flawlessly. I love the focal range of this lens, I really don't feel a need to have another lens most of the time. I'm no pro, but I'm getting clear, colorful pictures throughout the focal range. Now I hope it can handle my quantity.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: I use it for all my hikes, snowshoeing, recreational activities. Anytime, I'm in a closed area, I dont use this lens. I pull out my prime 50mm.<br /><br />Also, it is kind of heavy to carry around as a spare.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: First, let me say that probably ALL of the "best uses" apply (I didn't check landscape/scenery, macro, video and wildlife) but I am only reviewing the kinds of photos I've had the chance to shoot thus far with this great lens. I've had my eye on the Nikon 18-200 for a while but the new product price was a stretch. So I did the Nikon factory refurb with Cameta's great 1-year warranty and -- from all I can tell -- I got a new lens at a super bargain price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction