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9.3 out of 10

Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II AF-S DX

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Overall 8
7.9

Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II

Camera Labs
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. Like its predecessor, it delivers a huge equivalent range on DX-format bodies, taking you from 27mm wide-angle coverage all the way to 300mm for pretty serious telephoto reach.
  • 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.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Versatility 9
9.0
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II Lens

PhotoReview
1 July 2010
  • Summary: An extended range zoom for Nikon APS-C camera owners who want a single lens that covers most popular focal lengths.The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II is a minor redesign of a previous lens. It features a new zoom mechanism for reducing zoom creep (the lens slides forward when tilted). A new zoom lock switch has been added and the multi-layer Super Integrated Coating (SIC) has been improved to provide better image quality and contrast.
  • Pros: You want an all-in-one lens with good build quality., You'd like effective image stabilisation., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters. Don't buy this lens if :, You want high resolution at all focal lengths, along with good edge-to-edge sharpness., You need true macro capabilities.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Versatility 9
9.0
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II Lens

PhotoReview
1 July 2010
  • Summary: An extended range zoom for Nikon APS-C camera owners who want a single lens that covers most popular focal lengths.The AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II is a minor redesign of a previous lens. It features a new zoom mechanism for reducing zoom creep (the lens slides forward when tilted). A new zoom lock switch has been added and the multi-layer Super Integrated Coating (SIC) has been improved to provide better image quality and contrast.
  • Pros: You want an all-in-one lens with good build quality., You'd like effective image stabilisation., You'd like a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit polarisers and graduated filters. Don't buy this lens if :, You want high resolution at all focal lengths, along with good edge-to-edge sharpness., You need true macro capabilities.
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Overall 7
7.2

Nikon 18-200 mm VR II

camerastuffreview.com
17 September 2010
  • Summary: It is sometimes argued that an 18-200 mm holiday zoom lens cannot be good due to the large zoom range. Our test shows that this assertion is partly wrong. The resolution is, especially in the center, very high in combination with the Nikon D3200 . If you are going to stop down a bit, the corner resolution becomes better at most focal lengths. The Nikon D3200 is partly responsible for the high resolution.
  • Pros: Wide zoom range, Highly effective image stabilization, High to very high center resolution, Low chromatic aberration in jpg files, Compact construction, low weight
  • Cons: Corner resolution is somewhat disappointing at most focal lengths, Sensitive to back light, Visible chromatic aberration in NEF file, Bokeh not that nice
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