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

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S DX 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 18 - 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 76 - 8 o
Closest focusing distance 0.5 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.5
Minimum aperture 36
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 16 elements / 12 groups
Filter diameter 72 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 96.5 x 77 mm
Weight 565 g
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Average rating (12 owners reviews)
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4.28 Good
Owners reviews (12)
  1. D7000D800E
    D7000D800E 12 August 2012, 20:52
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    IP 41.159.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: € 70
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Sharpness at 135mm. CAs at above 100mm. Light performance.

    Pros: Great go-everywhere lens if you have enough light.

    Summary: Really something to either have on the side for higher demanding amateurs or as sole lens for vacationers.

  2. Ed
    Ed 6 July 2012, 21:23
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    IP 121.98.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 1200nzd
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None if you compare to other similar lenses. They are all compromises. Excellent to 80mm, good stopped down to 150mm, very good at 200. These aren't primes don't forget.

    Pros: All in one versatility. Hugely important if you're walking around or on holiday. Throw in a 50mm 1.8d and you're covered for anything.

    Summary: Brilliant piece of kit.

  3. nick_cool
    nick_cool 2 March 2012, 13:43
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    IP 200.3.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Very big and heavy. The AF is not fast and can be frustrating. It is a plastic lens.

    Pros: For the money it is a very good lens, the VR is very effective and the image quality is better than some more expensive Nikon primes.

    Summary: Great value for the money, great for amateurs.

  4. shahar r
    shahar r 26 December 2011, 13:07
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    IP 194.90.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 947 $
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: very good range and very quality Optical

    Pros: reliable and Build quality well

    Summary: function and effective for trip

  5. Gianfranco
    Gianfranco 25 December 2011, 20:46
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    IP 2.39.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 700€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Resolution above 80-100mm focal length is modest. Distorsion at short focal lengths is noticeable, not worse than other kit lenses though. Expensive.

    Pros: Very convenient all-purpose lens with passable image quality especially below 100mm. Not worse than a kit zoom lens, still can go to 200mm if the need arises!

    Summary: This lens is not worse than any kit zoom below 100mm, and on occasion you can go up to 200mm with a quality that remains acceptable. Good for 1-lens trips but you need other, better telephoto lenses for serious work.

  6. eMHa
    eMHa 26 April 2011, 11:56
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    IP 203.130.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: SGD 800
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: not too good for low light,

    Pros: Good handle, and picture quality

    Summary: it is very useful lens for traveling, thanks for Nikon

  7. Jacques
    Jacques 13 April 2011, 13:27
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    IP 158.169.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 500€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: maybe zoom cripping (but rarely held vertically).

    Pros: very good for traveling or when time between large and close shots is short. very good image quality.

    Summary: I use it on D300s and i am very pleased with the results. easy to use in all situation even in low light, some setup on the body camera and ... it's in the box :)

  8. sailor
    sailor 29 March 2011, 14:37
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    IP 173.184.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 799.00
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: 200mm could be sharper.

    Pros: Great travel lens. The first one hundred photos were excellent. The lens is very easy to use with my D7000 .

    Summary: This was a great value for the money and Nikon quality is hard to beat.

  9. Gian
    Gian 17 September 2010, 13:07
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    IP 87.8.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 900€
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Annoying zoom creep Not very fast

    Pros: Excellent optical quality below 100mm focal length Very convenient all-in-one lens Very fast autofocus

    Summary: An excellent alternative to medium-zoom kit lenses, very convenient when traveling light, maybe coupled with a couple of prime lenses

  10. Martín
    Martín 14 April 2010, 12:04
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    IP 192.109.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 750€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: zoom cripping

    Pros: versatility, picture quality

    Summary: when travelling, this is mostly my only lens. If anything, I take a super wide angle along.

  11. rigaud
    rigaud 10 April 2010, 21:22
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    IP 82.243.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 700
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: nothing

    Pros: universality easy to transport

    Summary: best lens for travel

  12. Long Tin
    Long Tin 6 April 2010, 08:39
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    IP 219.79.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: HKD7000
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slow! f/5.6 at 200mm? Not good for low light, Zoom and focus ring too small

    Pros: VR, gives you 4 more stops of light, Quick AF (full time manaul override)

    Summary: Good starting lens, great step-up from kit 18-55mm. Lies between entry-level and serious amateur

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