Summary: I shoot mainly landscapes in good light. So having read many reviews stating that f8 is the sweet spot for this lens, 90% of the time shoot in A priority at f8. And I get pretty good results. If you tinker with the charts here you will see why.
Pros: Convenient, good quality at f8.
Cons: Zoom Creep, Effectively a fixed f-number lens
Excerpt: Lens is sharp and focuses fast. I bought this for my son . But I used it and tested and have no complain about this lens. If you want a walk-aroundd lens and needed that extra reach this is the lens you need.
Excerpt: I bought it a month back, as far as performance goes its very satisfactory. I didnt see any physical damage or scratch that would worry me. I would recommend lens which is not only 300$ less but as good as new lenses.
Summary: I like the results I have gotten with this lens in Pinup and Glamour, see samples here: http://glamourphotography.co/?p=6189 When used stopped down, is plenty sharp enough for many uses. This can be one lens that will do 90% of the carrying for 90% of photographers...
Pros: Great 11x Zoom Range, VR f3.5 at 18mm, one lens does it all... with a price
Cons: Zoom Creep on some samples, soft wide open, f5.6 at 200mm
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR II DX AF-S Nikkor review by ppk
4 October 2011
Summary: have had a VRI for some years on D80-90-7000 cameras. decided to have a backup setup and purchased the VRII from 42nd. This VRII is sharper and tighter than the old model. Actually, my sample VRII is very sharp, and using the in camera D7000 distortion control you can clean up the only weak area of...
Pros: quite a bit tighter barrel than my vr I and sharper.
Cons: not really any other than distortion that needs a in camera editor to straighten up
Excerpt: This is a really great lens and does exactly what i was hoping for in minimizing the amount of glass I need to carry around. Excellent for traveling when I don't know what kind of shooting opportunities to expect.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have 5 lenses: 2 Tamrons, a Sigma, and 2 Nikkors... All zooms. The only one with lens creep is my older Nikkor, and it is really annoying. From other reviews I have read, this lens is susceptible as well. So far, so good. Thus far, the images are sharp.