Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II AF-S DX
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NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II
3 June 2010
Excerpt: Nikon’s new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II lens (27–300mm 35mm equivalent) is an updated version of their popular 18–200mm lens that covers a significant 11.1x focal-length range and probably most of a photographer’s shooting needs.
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.