Reviews and Problems with Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF
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Edward A. Meardon, Amazon
8 June 2012
Summary: I bought this lens for a used Nikon D70 that I bought on ebay, and it's been a good lens. I have only had a couple of instances where it threw up an error, but all it took was a removal and reattachment of the lens - and even then that hasn't happened very often. It has given me good pictures (although I'm sure I could find some flaws if I were more versed in resolution issues and such) as I use it for pictures of flowers and old cars around my home (Helena, Montana).
Summary: I've used this on both DX and FX format cameras. On a DX (Nikon D300) it is very sharp and the images have very nice contrast. On a full-frame FX sensor (I was using the D800), the outer edges of the image are not so crisp as the center portion. This is a common problem with zoom lenses in general, especially at the wide end of the zoom range, and the D800 is such a high resolution camera, that it can exaggerate the flaws of any lens.
Summary: I bought 28-200 G today to compliment the 50mm and 18-70 kit lens. I had some hope that the lens would be "good enough" and I'm very surprised at just how good this small lens is. I also tested the 24-120 VR. Call me crazy, but it seemed soft to me. When I got home I looked at the tests and the results from the VR lens were actually fine, so I think it was just the viewfinder.
Summary: I was looking for a do-it-all lens after I bought my D70 and took a chance on this lens. At $300 it's a great bargain. Yes, the focus is rather slow -- and noisy -- but photographic quality is still good. For anyone starting out from scratch with a DSLR with a limited budget, I highly recommend this lens. Then you can use the money saved for an ultrawide lens like the nikkor 12-24G, Tokina 12-24, or Sigma 10-20.
Summary: Vorweg mal die Einschränkungen: In dieser Preisklasse mus man sich leider mit dem fehlenden Blendenring, dem Kunststoff-Gehäuse ohne exakte Entfernungs- und Tiefenschärfeskala und einer herkömmlichen Mechanik (also ohne schicke Extas wie den SilentWave Motor für den Autofokus oder den VR- Verwacklungsschutz) abfinden. Das Objektiv gehört also in die gleiche Kategorie wie die von Nikon beim Paketkauf (Kamera + Objektiv) mitgelieferten Teile.