Reviews and Problems with Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II AF-S DX
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Not quite what I expected
Schmul, B&H Photo
3 December 2013
Excerpt: The lens has a very nice zoom range and performquite well in daylight situations. Still a problem is the zoom creep, very annoying, so the lens feels just cheap. It is just non suitable for night photography. Pinpoint lights are rendered quite ugly with much lens flare.
Excerpt: for a while this was my go to lens. I waited several months for the original to come out about 5 years ago. Besides lens creep in the original version I've compared sharpness and contrast to identical shots with my 70-200mm 2.8 nikon lens. Dramatic differences in both contrast and sharpness which I suspect is from poor lens coating at the time of the first manufacturing of the lens<br />Upon realizing what this lens was "giving up" I started using my 70-200 for...
Excerpt: I have several "pro" Nikon lenses and bought this one for those occasions when I could not carry a lens assortment with me. I found the build quality excellent and no lens creep whatsoever. <br /><br />However, I found my test images too soft for my satisfaction and autofocus slow and sluggish. <br /><br />I returned it and may try the Nikon 28-300 when it is back in stock.
Excerpt: Here I am again without my favorite lens as it is one more time, back in the repair shop after one year. This lens takes wonderful photos and I love the VR function, but rugged, apparently, it ain't as my shop is having to replace internal parts one more time at the tune of close to $300 each time.
Summary: This was the first Nikon lens that I have ever owned, I have been very disappointed with it so far. Between the automatic focus feature breaking shortly after purchasing and the constant irritating lens creeping problem that Nikon says is "normal", it makes me wish I could have a "do over" on my lens selection. I have seen this same lens at camera stores around the country and it didn't creep there. Sounds more like a quality control problem that Nikon refuses to fix.
Excerpt: I have owned the original version of this lens for over a year. The only problem with it was the zoom creep. The Nikon press announcement for this upgrade specifically indicated it employed an all new zoom mechanism to prevent zoom creep. The only change I can see is the lock at 18mm -- but I don't think anyone ever reported a problem with the lens creeping away from 18mm.
Not for me - Multipurpose but with a quality compromise....
Dougsterhound "musicman", Amazon
2 August 2012
Summary: I bought this for my Nikon 5100D. After reading some varied reviews I found that in spite of the potential single lens for most purposes, I was disappointed with the sharpness and contrast of this lens at telephoto focal lengths. It was sharp and good quality for wide angle and standard as well as in a macro role. I decided to return it and my Amazon market place seller gave full refund minus postage as it was returned in perfect condition.
Summary: Ich habe das Objektiv seit geraumer Zeit und benutze es seit kurzer Zeit an einer D7000. Als Alleskönner ein brauchbares Objektiv... wenn man die Bilder nur zum Anschauen am TV oder PC benutzt und sie nicht größer als 10x15cm entwickeln lassen möchte. Das Objektiv ist bedauerlicherweise unterhalb von 35mm und oberhalb von 100mm nicht in der Lage, wirklich scharfe Bilder zu machen.