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(based on 206 ratings)
Brand: Nikon
Located in: Lenses For Nikon
  • Offers broad 18 - 200mm focal range for use in a variety of situations (equivalent to a 27-300 lens in 35mm format)
  • 11x zoom coverage offers a perfect compact and lightweight, one lens solution
  • VR II system offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 4 stops faster
  • Two ED glass and three aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration,astigmatism and other forms of distortion, while ensuring high resolution and contrast
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superb color reproduction while minimizing ghosting and flare
  • Incorporates a SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast quiet focusing
  • Delivers high-level optical performance designed for use exclusively with Nikon DX format digital
  • Employs a seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening that achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements
  • Enables focusing from as close as 20 in. (50cm) from the subject through its entire focal range
  • M/A mode for rapid switching between autofocus and manual focus operation
  • Flower-shaped Lens Hood HB-35 (provided) greatly reduces stray light
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.5 stars
(based on 206 reviews)
97% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Describe Yourself:
Aspiring film maker(3), Beginner(9), Casual user(13), Enthusiast(92), Film professional(6)
How long have you owned it:
A month or less(6), More than six months(6), Three-to-six months(4)
Pros:
Compact(35), Consistent output(73), Durable(80), Easily interchangeable(80), Easy to clean(29)
Cons:
Difficult to clean(3), Heavy(33), Lens creep(34), Pricey / poor value(3), Slow focus(7)
Best Uses:
Back-up(4), Close up filming(18), General purpose(140), Landscape photography(9), Night photography(18)
 
Awesome Lens
By SkyPilot from Hampton, VA on 8/2/2009
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep, Rubber grip comes loose
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I have had this lens for nearly four years. It is my "walk around" lens. I also use this as my main lens for weddings. It's zoom range is ideal for all situations.

 
The Best lens I've Ever Used
By StephenVerified Reviewer from Cary, NC on 7/31/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Its the only lens I need to carry now. It can fulfill nearly and need I have. I no longer cary a big bag of gear, just My camera with this lens attached. I rarely use a tripod anymore either because of the VR-II.

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Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens!!!
By FarnbarcheVerified Purchaser from Frisco, TX on 6/18/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I am a hobbyist and love to take pictures of most any subject. This lens gives me the ability to shoot the things I want to, upclose or at a distance, without having to change the lens. It is a bit heavy but I dont mind. The results are what I'm looking for and this lens is perfect.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Two Lenses in One!
By RyanVerified Reviewer from Wake Forest, NC on 6/13/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I purchased this lens with my Nikon D90 rather than the usual kit offer and am so glad I did. It's like having two lenses in one since the focal length ranges from 18-200 mm. Now I don't have to change lenses to get a zoom shot across a room.

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This shot was from about 20 ft away

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This shot was in very low lighting with no flash

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[8 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
A Little Disappointed.
By AshlieVerified Reviewer from Minneapolis, MN on 5/18/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Convenient, Lightweight
Cons:
Lens Creep, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I've had my lens for about a year now, and I am happy with it. I like the convenience of this lens. I used to have an 18-55 and a 55-200, and I found myself switching lenses a lot. Not having to change lenses not only keeps me shooting, but it also prevents dust from getting into the camera body. I have used this lens for portraits, nature photos, product photography, and just general snapshots. I would recommend this to a friend, but with the following warnings:

-This lens tends to be soft, especially when fully zoomed.

-This lens sometimes has trouble focussing when there's a lot going on. No matter what focus settings I use, it's really hard to focus on or through tree branches, for example.

-This lens is notorious for developing lens creep. My lens just started creeping, and it seems that Nikon can't do anything about it. It's not a manufacturing defect, but moreso a side-effect of the design of a lens with such a wide zoom range. It seems as though a lot of people experience this issue, and a lot of people don't have this issue. It's an inconvenience.

Overall, I am a little disappointed with the lens creep issue. I feel that Nikon is a dependable company with good products, and I was just disappointed to find out that the lens I bought does have the lens creep issue.

I will continue to use my lens, and I will continue to purchase Nikon products.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great overal lens
By BonsterVerified Purchaser from Venice, Florida on 5/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is a great overall lens. It's the first lens I attach to my Nikon and the lens I use most often.

[4 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
I LOVE MY NIKON
By Mommie from Savannah, Ga on 4/30/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I had used my Canon for years without any complaints. It consistently produced good work and it still does. However I recently started working with a local photographer and photographing mostly weddings. He uses a Nikon D90. He complained that my Canon gave off a green tone compared to the Nikon. When I compared it did look a little green. We had shot on the same settings it was only the camera. He had to use my shots in black and white or color correct to use them. This disappointed me. He suggested that if I could to switch to Nikon. This cost me a little but WOW. What a difference that I did not expect! Now my work can be right by his and not look inferior. Thank you Nikon and to all you Canon users I still use my Canon around the house and such. Serious photography, I use the Nikon. No other choice!!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens
By LizVerified Purchaser from Chicago on 4/25/2009
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Excellent all-round lens that is available for a variety of pictures without having to change a lens.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Beautiful
By ari from Washington, DC on 4/19/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Huge zoom, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Everything
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

huge 11x zoom
fast autofocus

[0 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
My dream camera
By MarieVerified Purchaser from Lewisville, Texas on 4/14/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I need to take a class.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good Value Lens
By Chuck BVerified Purchaser from Peoria, AZ on 4/9/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Wonderful lens. Very versatile offering a multitude of uses without having to change lenses. I've used it for some very close-up zoom shots and I love the results.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
A great tool for any type of shooter!
By SCVerified Purchaser from Minneapolis, Mn 55406 on 3/30/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Manual override, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, VR
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Range
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This product is a great tool for minimizing lenses with not much to sacrifice. I always have this lens in my bag, especially on trips.

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almost to much sharpness, but great results...

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Wonderful
By shuttermommyVerified Purchaser from Waterford, CA on 3/19/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Just beautiful. Love this one man show!. Shocking small and compact. But don't let it trick you its a heavy one. This is the lens! I'm a wedding photographer and this will do the job of two lenses. Saves me lots of time changing lenses and the grief of dust!

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
If limited by time, funds, & space
By jnhphotoVerified Reviewer from chicago on 3/18/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
Lens Creep, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

If you are wanting to bring your camera without a specific subject in mind and it is a nice bright day this is the lens to bring. It is light weight and covers many possible shooting situations.

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Blue Angels Chicago

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Sunrise

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[4 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best All-Purpose DX lens
By PirroPlatoVerified Reviewer from Durango, CO on 3/14/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction, Versatile
Cons:
Heavy, Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is probably the best all-around lens you can have for a DX format camera. The images are sharp and clear, you have a very wide focal range and the focus is almost instantaneous. It is easy to see why this is one of the most highly rated lenses around.

That said, this isn't the perfect lens either. It's definitely no featherweight, albeit nothing compared to the weight of all the lenses it replaces. The zoom definitely creeps quite a bit when not fully retracted, but when it's fully back, it stays put just fine. This is not a great lens for night photography either. But there are few lenses this versatile that are.

If you can't afford to have or carry a bag full of lenses, then buy this lens. It's not cheap or light, but it is optically superb and it the best bang for the buck.

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135mm, f/5.6, 1/4000

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135mm, f/32, 1/200

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[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Absolutey worth it!
By NelVerified Purchaser from Raleigh on 2/25/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors
Describe Yourself:
Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I was planning on buying this lense for probably 2 years now and finally was able to order it. It surprized me how close I could get to the object! The auto focus is fantastic.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
It's all you really need
By RGVerified Purchaser from Plano, TX on 2/6/2009
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I just purchased the D300 and decided that it is better to carry one lens than to try and switch between many. I am able to take advantage of opportunities to zoom in or zoom out and not miss great shots.

[6 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Not bad....but there are better choices
By P3 PhotogVerified Reviewer from Minneapolis MN Area on 1/22/2009
Pros:
Compact Design
Cons:
Average sharpness, Not pro lens quality
Best Uses:
All around general purpos, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
semi-pro
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

The lens is a nice quality product and a great all-around lens if snapshooting is your thing. For the average family looking for a nice lense for family snaps...great.
It lacks the same sharpness as , say a Nikon 70-200 f2.8 lense, but it also lacks the same hefty price tag. If you are looking for a solid all around lens but don't want pro quality (or price) then it's a great buy.
For those looking for Nat Geographic quality, or Sports Illustrated....take out your wallet. It will cost you 2x this lenses price to get the right optics.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect outdoor zoom
By ScurvydogVerified Purchaser from Tierra Verde, FL on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Panoramic Filming, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I wanted a longer zoom than the 18-105 that Nikon includes in the kits. This lens is the perfect one-lens solution for outdoor work. I prefer a lighter zoom such as the 18-55 for indoor work. Together they make a perfect photographic arsenal. The AF and VRII features make long distance photos easy and perfect.

[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
18-200 LENS
By JLMVerified Purchaser from Boston, MA on 1/2/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great to have just one lens. No need to change between shots. Close-up and wide angle in one lens.

[3 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
VR feature makes a difference...
By Daniel el TravesioVerified Reviewer from Corona/Riverside, CA on 1/2/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Reduces camera shake wVR
Best Uses:
Portrait, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A MED-RANGE ZOOM LENSE, MAKE SURE YOU GET THE VR FEATURE IF YOU PLAN TO TAKE PHOTOS W/O A TRI-POD. WHEN YOU LOCK YOUR FOCUS (THIS IS WHEN YOU HEAR THE BEEP EVERYTIME YOUR LENSE FOCUSES ON A SUBJECT), NOT ONLY DOES IT LOCK THE FOCUS BUT THE VR FEATURE ASSISTS IN KEEPING A "STILL" SHOOT EVEN WITH MINOR SHAKES. I USUALLY USE THIS LENSE MORE AS MY STANDARD LENSE INSTEAD OF MY TYPICAL 18-55

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Quick and quiet. tr
By travel bugVerified Purchaser from cincinnati, OH on 12/27/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

If you only can buy one all around lense, this is it.

[0 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for museum to wildlife
By Uncle SkyVerified Purchaser from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 12/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great lens.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
General to Specific
By Uncle SkyVerified Reviewer from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 12/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
None yet
Best Uses:
General Use, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Fast enough to hand-hold in many situations.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love it.
By WendeeVerified Reviewer from Humble, Texas on 12/12/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Best lens i've owned.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
love it
By the crusher from welland ontario on 11/30/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy to use, Quick Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

as a photographer for my schools yearbook comitee i use this lens on a d200. i find this to be a better lens than the rest of the lenses we have, it has good range with zoom and a quick autofocus, the vr must work great because i have never had a problem with vibe blur. its small enough to not inconvenience you, and really its just an all-round good lens, great on people and even good for sports.

[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens
By JayVerified Purchaser from Matthews N.C. on 11/26/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great by and great zoom range

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great product from Nikon 18-200mm lens
By Jay from Matthews, NC on 11/26/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I had a choice of lens and picked this one because of the zoom 18-200 so you do not need alot of lens. I had an old Nikon 50-300 that was 3 times heavier and harder to use. In Digital I have more with this len.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Mostly a great lens
By camera crazyVerified Purchaser from pittsburgh, pa on 11/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Shadow when close up
Best Uses:
Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I love the camera all around but when I try to take close up pictures the lens along with the flash casts a shadow at the bottom.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
good product
By greg446Verified Purchaser from colorado springs on 11/11/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Landcape, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Very good product little pricy. But always pay for the quality

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens for a great camera-Nikon D90
By Red from Batesville. In on 11/7/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landcape, Night Photography, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This versatle lens allows you to take most photos without carrying a camera bag with multiple lens.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good all around lens
By Joe ShooterVerified Purchaser from Vicenza, Italy on 11/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

My first AF SLR Lens w/ a digital SLR. Great versatile lens, especially for casual shooting on vacation when you don't want to carry multiple lenses.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
NIKON
By falconVerified Purchaser from chicag0 on 10/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use my Nikon to take family picture and I belong to a non for profit organization and I take pictures of their events.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great compliment to my D-80
By sprink52Verified Reviewer from West Palm Beach, Florida on 10/16/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I bought this lens as an upgrade from my 18~55 DX and 70~300 AF-G. This lens lets me take better advantage of the creative properties of my D-80 with out having to change lenses.. The VR technology lets me make great shots out of those that would be of marginal quality otherwise.

If you are looking at other makes as a compromise to the 18~200 VR, wait and get the Nikon product...you will be glad you did.

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Sunset Palms

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Florida Winter Sunset

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
The only lens you will ever need
By BuellriderVerified Purchaser from Gloucester, VA on 10/6/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I upgraded from the 28- 120mm VR lens and found this lens the best all around lens for almost any portrait situation. It is fast, great for wide angle, wedding portraits and sports. Perfect mate for the D-200 and D-300 bodies I shoot with.[...]

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Zoey

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[2 of 15 customers found this review helpful]

 
failed the first day
By viniVerified Purchaser from hartford, ct on 9/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

lens failed to auto focus after taking about 40 pictures. Never left the house. Poor quality control. I am very disappointed with Nikon. I am just getting started and chose Nikon for quality. Maybe I made a big mistake.

[1 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Thi is the [*]
By Nairb from daly city, CA on 9/18/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

YOU GUYS BETTER GET THIS! TWO THUMBS UP!!


I TOOK DIS PICTURE DURING OUR CAMPING! REALLY LOVE DIS LENS. CHECK DIS OUT!

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[1 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
All around versitale lens
By ER newed Nikon fanVerified Reviewer from Birmingham, AL on 9/14/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction, Versatile, Wide range zoom
Cons:
Have not found one yet
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I have found this lens to be very versitile for many situations. It allows for a single lens with out changing multiple times. I like the wide angle capabilites for family outings and travel. The auto focus is fast and moves easily with changes in zoom.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great general puspose lens.
By DevenVerified Reviewer from Long Island, NY on 9/8/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Difficult to Clean, Lens Creep, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

The is great for general purpose use. The Image are clear and crisp. The VR system in my opinion, needs improvement especially in Low Light photography. Overall I would recommend this lens.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
What a great lens to have.
By FaustoVerified Purchaser from Miami, FL on 9/8/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

No more changing of lens(mm) sizes.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great all in one Lens
By Bassguy66Verified Reviewer from Carbondale, Pa on 9/7/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Sharp Focus, VR Works Great
Cons:
Lens Creep, Not a 28 lens
Best Uses:
General Use, Good in all situations, Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is a Great Lens! It's even helped cover-up some sloppy technique on my part. The 2nd generation VR on this lens works much better than the 1st generation. This lens replaced a Nikon 18-135mm and a 55-200mm VR. Using this lens on my D80, I noticed a subtle increase in focus speed and accuracy from the 2 other lenses. I use this lens for portraits (not the best lens for this ,but pretty good), sports (motorcycle racing) and general purpose shooting. I'm very happy with all the results I get.

Cons for this lens are:

1. Not the best bokah, but livable.

2. Lens creep can be a problem if you don't return the lens to 18mm before letting it hang down. I haven't walked around much without holding onto the camera so it doesn't bounce around. I suppose if I was walking and let it just hung there and swing free it would creep.

3. Not a 2.8 lens. VR2 is great but I would still like the lens to be a bit faster instead of having to boost the ISO. I believe a 2.8 would have better Bokah as well.

If you're looking for 1 lens that will do it all, this is it. Highly Recommended

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens
By DoniVerified Purchaser from NYC on 9/3/2008
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

For events where I need a variety of focal lengths quickly, it's nice not to carry around a lot of lenses. This is a very nice general use lens. Fast focus. Not as crisp as higher priced lenses but for for certain kinds of PR photography it works great.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
This is a terrific lens.
By skymanVerified Purchaser from Arlington, Texas on 9/2/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape, Night Photography, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I recently switched from a Pentax to a Nikon D300 with the 18-200 mm lens. The shots are very clear. The lens is easy to operate and produces the photos I want.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Incredible, but not perfect
By BeowulfVerified Purchaser from Virginia on 8/29/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Lens Creep, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, School events
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

The range and sharpness of this lens is great, but it broke 10 days into a 12 day European trip. It was promptly repaired under warranty when I got back, but it does feel "flimsier" than my other lens (off course the plus side is it is WAY lighter than my 2.8 80-200) The vibration reduction really works well, I get better low light pictures zoom pictures (ie from the audience with no flash at a school concert) with this than with the 2.8 even though the f stop is higher. It is a bit slower focusing than my old lenses, but not enough to keep it from being my primary lens.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome all around use!!!
By JDVerified Reviewer from Middletown, Delaware on 8/27/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I find this lens to fit most of my applications for wedding photography granted I have sufficient lighting. For dim lighting I switch to a f/2.8 lens.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens
By JeffVerified Purchaser from Minnesota, USA on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Very versatile
Cons:
Slow Focus, Soft focus on edges
Best Uses:
General Use, Great carry around lens, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is a good "I want to carry just one lens" lens. It gets soft around the edges at full zoom and a little vinetting at 18. It's sweet spot is around 50mm.

[8 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens
By PhotonutVerified Purchaser from Mesa, AZ on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I love this lens it's the only one I have and it does everything that I want or need.

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
All in One lens
By WildoneVerified Purchaser from Lake Isabella CA on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens is fantastic. Replaces 3 lenses I used to carry, do not have to worry about dust, drops or weight when on a photo trek. Usually only take this lens when going on short hikes or social gatherings.
Wide or Tele enough for almost all of my photo needs. Low light I add a mono-pod as with the VR I rarely need a tripod. Lens may be a little soft for
the perfectionist or pro, but the average consumer will Never notice. Even after severe crop, (D40x and D300), family and friends have raved about Pix
I have mailed to them.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
This lens has been worth the wait for me
By PaulVerified Purchaser from Sunset Beach NC on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens simplified my life. Most people spend hours trying to decide which clothes to take on a trip, I use to do that with lenses. Trying to anticipate what photo opportunities await me and then pack accordingly. Now my bag is always packed correctly with the Nikon 18 - 200 mm lens and a wide angle. Thanks Nikon!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
High quality & precision
By howzeeVerified Purchaser from Montgomery AL on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

An all purpose lens; lens speed in combination with D300 absolutely sufficient for most shots outside, inside and with flash.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
This lens has good range
By ReneVerified Purchaser from Athens, GA on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Heavy, Hood can hinder zoom
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I like this lens--there is a nice range in focal length that makes it great for general use. It does not like to take photos too close to the subject.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
My go to lens
By Mike MVerified Purchaser from Shirley, NY on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I keep this on my D300 95% of the time. I think it is a must for anyone who does not like to travel with 2 or 3 lenses.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love this Lense!
By JordanVerified Purchaser from dallas suburb, TX on 8/25/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I don't carry another lense. Enough said.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
What a great value for the money!!!
By LoriVerified Purchaser from Indianapolis, IN on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens is so versatile! You won't spend time changing lenses. It's good in low light situations, and is a great value for the money.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Its only limitation is ME.
By Nikon NutVerified Purchaser from Jonesboro Arkansas on 8/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fantastic scenics, Great for Macro, Instant Focus, Lightweight, Perfect for portraits, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
A lens for all occasions, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I'm getting my best action sports pix ever.

Best portraiture ever

Best scenics ever

This lens has turned me into a Macro-Maniac

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Lens creeps when looking down
By DougVerified Reviewer from Oregon on 8/23/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction, Very durable lens
Cons:
Lens Creep, Lens creeps
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens cannot be used if you are looking down or up. The lens creeps by itself. The only way to photograph a flower is to hold the lens with your left hand or use a piece of tape to hold lens in position. Same thing if you are looking up to grab a shot of a bird in flight. You will have the lens fall back on you. This lens is perfect if you keep the camera somewhat level. Takes great photos. I surely would advise somebody to purchase this lens. It is superior to my last camera and several lens to match this 18-200mm. You will be very satisfied with this lens as I am. Good shooting to you. Doug

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Great product
By momma duckVerified Purchaser from Nauvoo, AL on 8/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

One of the best I have ever had.

 
Great Lens! Amazing Clarity/Performance
By VicB from Maryland on 8/21/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Large Size
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Love the versatility, good zoom; fairly compact, but also a bit heavy.

 
Very powerful lens if you can overlook s
By BalaVerified Purchaser from NY on 8/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Difficult to Clean
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is a terrific lens for a starter that needs to take photos from wide-angle to telephoto. The lens speed drops dramatically at around 50mm focal length which makes it unsuitable for certain effects. The VR function is extremely good.

 
Best Lens
By SandmanVerified Purchaser from PC, Hawaii on 8/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens gives me so many options. I love it.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice Lens, reliability? On my D-300
By REALTOR MANVerified Purchaser from Palm Desert, CA on 8/19/2008
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Very versatile lens high quality construction. This one however broke after 10 days of light use, gear screech noise from inside, had to send in for repairs[...]Takes some time to get it back repaired from nikon. Have been using now for a month, it seems ok sometimes a little noisy in the autofocus it might need repairs again soon? [...] I don't feel like the $$ savings was worth the downtime and basically now my "new" lens is a factory repaired lens and I have only owned it for 45 days. The range and use of this lens is extrodinary. I shoot forclosing homes for value and speedy shots from a quick stop in the street are critical, fast autofocus on my D-300 and superior zoom make this my favorite outside lens. Inside homes 18mm isn't quite wide enough. Get the 12-24mm

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens!
By RhondaVerified Purchaser from Northern CA on 8/19/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Versitility
Cons:
Weight
Best Uses:
Wedding Photography
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use this for wedding photography mostly. This lens aleviates me changing lenses and lets me use my second camera for my fisheye.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent lens!!!
By LincolnVerified Purchaser from North Carolina on 8/19/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great lens!! I have not had the problem with lens creep which is often mentioned in buyer's reviews. Nikon quality is evident,as always. Takes great pictures and VR works effortlessly. Very satisfied with this lens!!! Highly recommended!!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent lens
By SDVerified Purchaser from Cupertino, CA on 8/19/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is a perfect lens for all purpose in Nikon DSLR family. Though the price is little on higher side but it is worth buying this lens becoz it gives perfect quality pictures. Previously I had to carry 2 lenses now I can meet my requirement with one single lens. I am using it with my D70. In one line I would say it is a perfect lens which gives perfect picture on a perfect price.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
very versatile lens
By bill from AnaheimVerified Purchaser from Anaheim, Ca on 8/18/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great product. Was using 35mm - 105mm and the new lens beats it in all ways accept it's a 3.5.

Old lens was 1.8 and let in more light

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great All around lens
By Martin in HSVVerified Purchaser from Huntsville, AL on 8/18/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use this lens on my D60. I had purchased the D60 in a kit which included two Nikkor AF-S DX VR lenses
* 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
* 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED Lens

I knew from using my Nikon FG, purchased in 1980, with a 35-70mm lens that those two lenses would not work for me. Most of the pictures I take are in the 35-70 mm range. I know I would find myself wanting to switch to the “other lens” for a picture.

I looked and found the Zoom-NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G lens. I also looked at a Sigma 18-200mm lens but the price difference/savings was not enough for me, so I purchased this Nikkor lens. It not a cheap leans, actually about the price of the D60 with a 18-55mm lens. The lens is worth the price! It takes great pictures and you can tell it is a quality build by how smooth things operate.

It is now my only lens for my D60. The 18-55mm & 55-200mm now sit on a shelf in my closet. I doubt I’ll use them since the 18-200 does everything I need. Things I have noticed about the 18-200mm are the following:
1) It uses a 72 mm filter, the lenses which came with the camera use 52 mm filter, so it is a larger diameter lens.
2) Some people may think the lens in heavy at 19.8 oz, vs 11.8 oz of the 55-200mm which came with the camera. I don’t think it is a problem but my Mother complained about the weight.

I would recommend this lens to anyone looking for a 18-200mm lens. If you want a faster lens you will have to look at a fixed focal length since this is a f/3.5-5.6 lens.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
This one is the only one you'll need
By CraigVerified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 8/15/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Avid Amature
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use the 18 - 200 as my primary lense on a D70 but have asperations to use it on the D300 soon.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Completely satisfied
By Steve, the picture taking fool.Verified Purchaser from Chino Hills, Ca on 8/15/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I wanted a lense that is versatile and covers a wide range of uses, I think I found it all in this lense. I am completely satisfied!

 
Very Versatile lens
By CaddmasterVerified Purchaser from Jamestown, NC on 8/14/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Very efficient all-around walk around lens. I can use it for 90% of the shooting I do without having to change lenses. I would highly recommend this as a one lens solution.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fabulous Lens
By gfVerified Purchaser from Kansas on 8/14/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use this lens for sports, nature --- well just about everything that I photograph. Fabulous not having to change between two lenses. Excellent image quality.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
No Grey Market Stuff
By AngusVerified Purchaser from Denver on 8/14/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use
Cons:
Malfunctioning autofocus
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

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[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Versatile Lens for Web site work
By Oxx MasterVerified Purchaser from Billings, MT on 8/14/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Technically Challenged

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I do quite a bit of photography from studio work for Red Oxx and then my Trip Reports from abroad. I have taken my Nikon's from Zambia to Guatemala. The mountains of Montana when I am shooting around home.

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The one lens to travel with!
By OBXVerified Reviewer from Virginia Beach on 8/14/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I wish the lens was cheaper! But this lens is the perfect all around lens.The quality of this lens is VERY GOOD! A must have for anyone who travels alot.This is a 18mm wide angle and a 200mm zoom! That's why you pay up for it! Once you see how VERSATILE this lens is.You will know if you have just one lens to travel with,this is the one you want! I have a NIKON D80 Great lens!

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good all round pro lens on d300
By R.A.DavisVerified Purchaser from Bend,OR on 8/14/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Fast focus, Improves Picture Quality, Quiet
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade, VR
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

VR is grate for long on the fly shoots

 
Excellent
By o-photoVerified Purchaser from Davis, CA on 8/13/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens is particularly useful for someone wanting to use a single lens for multiple purposes. By using one lens, the chances of getting dust in the camera or dropping/damaging the lens is virtually eliminated. It includes vibration reduction, a great feature.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
An excellent product
By RobVerified Purchaser from Columbia, MO on 8/8/2008
Pros:
Outstanding zoom range, Sufficient speed, VR feature outstanding
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I got this lens because of an upcoming trip to Africa and I didn't want to take any more equipment than necessary. It did it all and produced more than 2,000 high-quality images in my Nikon D40x. With the VR and outstanding design, it beats the lower-priced competition. The only problem is that I now have little use for my 18-55 lens.

 
Hot Hot Lens...
By dVerified Purchaser from Auburn, Ca on 8/8/2008
Pros:
Perfect match for D300
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
About 20' Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

if purchasing one lens at time...18-200

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
fantastic lens;worth the money
By arbyVerified Purchaser from barnesville,ga. on 8/6/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Amateur photogragher
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

i use this lens primarily for travel photography and family pictures.i am very pleased with the quality of photos.it has a very good range;from wide angle to medium telephoto so i rarely have to change lenses.the vibration reduction adds two to three stops hand held.overall,i am very pleased with this lens.

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arizona

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Great all around lens
By JdavidgVerified Purchaser from Jonesboro, AR on 8/5/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Great all in one lens, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

The 18-200 range covers almost all situations. I no longer have to change lenses. The VR is great for situations where there is no time to set up a tripod and not enough light to use a fast shutter speed.

 
Great Lens!
By GVerified Purchaser from Anchorage Alaska on 8/4/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, VR is fantastic
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Novice

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great lens for the money. I was worried I would need to purchase another lens, but after 6 months I do not see the need. This lens does it all.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great little lens
By SilverArrowProductionsVerified Purchaser from Montague, NJ on 8/4/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great little lens. Works well in low light with VR on. Just switched this to my wife's D70.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
first lens
By MJVerified Reviewer from Worcester, MA on 8/3/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I bought this lens with my first digital slr camera, d80. I take nature photos and sport action photos. The lens works well and I get good clean crisp photos. It has decent range and does nice up close and personal shots

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storm coming in

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pirate party at Disney

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"I would buy this product again
By rjpVerified Purchaser from Eloy AZ on 8/2/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great lens for the price

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
GOT TO LOVE THIS LENS
By Bob from Deland, FL on 8/2/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use this lens on my D200 for closeups of Butterflies(focuses down to 20 inches),scenery,portrait and action. The only time I experience lens creep is when I am shooting perpendicular to the ground at 24mm or longer. This lens takes quality pictures and quality made.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Superb Nikkor Optics
By Paul the PotterVerified Purchaser from West Tennessee on 8/1/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I have used Nikkor optics for over thirty years, they are rugged and always stand up to abuse handed out by a professioanl like me the added advantage of VR is a plus when taking longer focal length shots in church interiors.

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Church Interior Jackson Tennessee

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Works even better than I expected
By rpoVerified Purchaser from Folsom, CA on 8/1/2008
Pros:
Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

The vibration reduction works even better than I expected. I am getting decent shots at 135mm and a shutter speed of 1/40th. Amazing.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awsom Lens
By MikeVerified Purchaser from Colorado Spring on 7/30/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use this lens every time I go out. It is the best all around lens that I have. It can get in close or back out, what ever the situation. The only problem I have had is a little keystoeing with intermittent focal lenghts. Over all the Lens is the best zoom lens that I have used

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awsom Lens
By MikeVerified Purchaser from Colorado Springs on 7/30/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is a great do it all lens. It can get in close or back out to get the whole soht. The VR is great. You can realy get a full stop or better out of it. Its quick for its size. Not a cheep lens but if your looking for a great do it all lens or up grade this is the one you want. The only problem I have had is a little keystoneing, but it is a wide angle lens so that is to be expected at certin focial lenghts.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Universal!
By OlgaVerified Purchaser from Dallas, TX on 7/30/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Works well in different situations. If course, for very close-ups and very far you will need different lenses, but otherwise I happy photgraphing bugs, flowers and far away landscapes.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens!!
By jaxmoVerified Purchaser from Fairview Park, Ohio on 7/29/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast and quiet autofocus, Great all around lens, Improves Picture Quality, Quality built, Quality photos, Versatile
Cons:
No cons from me
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Great all around lens, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use this lens mostly for nature photography. Operation is smooth quiet and fast. This lens hasn't come off my camera for months, it's the only lens I need for great nature photos.

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Little Bandit

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Exeptional Quality Travel Lens
By EB at the lakeVerified Purchaser from Norwood, NC on 7/28/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, First-rate travel lens, Great picture quality, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
People, Scenery, Shooting Outdoors, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I bought this lens expecting a high quality all purpose lens; that is exactly what I got. The most satisfying experience using it was a recent trip to Alaska, where it performed beautifully whether the subject was people, animals, or landscapes. Like other reviewers I have experienced some lens creep while carrying the camera by the strap, but this is just a minor inconvenience. The fact that I have given one of these lenses to each of my children says how much I am enjoying it

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
One size really does fit (almost) all
By Peter the Occasionally Great LensmanVerified Purchaser from Boulder, CO on 7/28/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This one lens covers most situations for both indoor and outdoor applications. The VR feature makes hand-held shots at over 1/10 second possible. Light and compact enough for a long hike. Don't throw away your macro, fisheye, long telephoto, or f2.8 and larger lenses, keep them for mission-critical applications where longer, wider or shorter may still be required.

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Moonrise, Moab, Utah

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Koala, San Diego Zoo

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
auto focus died in a week nikon replace
By rick from ludlow mass on 7/22/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Cons:
Poor Interface Camcorder
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

this was a father day gift that died in less than one week and about 200 shots.[...]replaced it no questions asked but a lens of this caliber and $$$$$$$ should not have a reliability issue

 
very happy
By surfertim from san diego, ca on 7/2/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

great for interiors, close up and panoramic landscapes

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing lens!
By BarronVerified Reviewer from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 6/29/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Includes everything needed to take the perfect picture.

[4 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
18-200 failed in one week!
By rick from 01056 on 6/26/2008
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Cons:
Died in a week
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

i bought this fir my fathers day gift with a d300 body and the auto focus failed in less then one week and less the 200 shots!!

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
IT'S NOT ME! IT's the LENs! AWESOME!
By BillyVerified Reviewer from San Jose, CA on 6/23/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, INCREDIBLY VERSATILE
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Passionate Photo Amateur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

For about 10 years prior I was still using NIKON FE lens...in particular that 28-85 IAS "traveling lens"...then I went to point and shot 5.1 megapixle...and NOW using NIKON D300 with this 18-200 mm lens...more than a lens...this is like a DREAM come true...seems like I have a "traveling lens" given to me by the GODS!...and it has autofocus! I first used it to take picture of BIRDS in the WILDLIFE REFUGE, and at first I had some challenges getting accustomed to new technolog...BUT 10 day later! WOW! INCREDIBLE! I took a photo of the Engrit...my spelling may be off a little...anyhow, the bird was flying low to the water and it capture it beautifully with a beautiful REFLECTION! I have never seen a photo better in my life! I thought this was a SLOW lens like in the OLD days with my NIKON FE but with DIGITAL technology today, these babies are on STERIODS it seems! I consider this a FAST LENS! I have takes some AWESOME photos of BIRDS flying that I thought I would not be able to capture...I thought originally the lens was only for still pictures! MUST BUY for ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS!

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Majestic Beauty! Taken with Nikon 18-200 VR!

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Great General Purpose Lens
By Mr. CookVerified Reviewer from AZ on 6/10/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use
Cons:
Weight
Best Uses:
General Photography, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great Lens, could be lighter; It weighs about the same as my D50. at 18mm use only one filter otherwise it will block out the corners.

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D50 wiht 18-200mm VR DX lens at 200mm Zoom

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon the awesome lense
By ridecaptainrideVerified Reviewer from Fort Collins, CO on 6/8/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, quality cannot be beat
Cons:
expensive
Best Uses:
Autofocus is great, Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Photographer, Film Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Use for moving shots.....animals, dog agility trials with clear pictures - the auto focus makes it quick and easy, no more blurred photos and the wide angle is awesome .... Only thing that is not so great.....the price.....and some photo sites that offer the lowest deal are usually not all truthful. please beware when shopping online. Google some of the other sites for their reviews..
I had an order with of them and showed in stock, next day I received an email saying it was not in stock....they wanted to sell me something else.....

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
great buy!!!
By Suzy the part time proVerified Reviewer from Charlotte, NC on 6/7/2008
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Part time pro, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Ease of use. You do not need to switch lenses to get great wide angle or zoom shots! This lens is big but not bulky. Easy to handle. The VR works great!!!

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The angel baby

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Awesome Lens!
By Awesome Ashley! from Waterford, MI on 6/6/2008
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Cons:
Poor Interface Camcorder
Best Uses:
Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Film Maker
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

It is really compact and easy to use!

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great purchase
By Judykrn from Grand Rapids, MI on 5/24/2008
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, This was a great addition
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming
Describe Yourself:
Photographer want to be, Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

One of the best purchases I have made along with my Nikon D300. This is a great pair....

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
all what you need in the one
By andrewVerified Reviewer from marlton,nj on 5/12/2008
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Technically Challenged
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

It is something ,what I really needed.This product is very usefull indoor an also outdoor.I recomend this lens.

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best everyday lens Ive found yet
By prometheusVerified Reviewer from chattanooga on 5/6/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Love the VR
Cons:
None found
Best Uses:
Handheld low light, Portraiture
Describe Yourself:
Pro portrait phographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I shoot school sports portraits for a living and am on the go non stop while at a shoot. at the school running from the gym out to the ball field to do baseball, then over to the track to take care of them. between my paperwork, the alien bee and power pack...I tend to leave the tripod in the truck. well more than a time or two have I had to walk across campus to get it just in case I am not as steady as I brag about. well no more is that in issue, obviously if I am shooting several teams from one position I will use one, but I must say that I am very impressed with the vibration reduction. never used one before, I guess I am ruined now since I will not be able to bring myself to buy glass again without it. I have hand held macro shots at a focal length of 200mm, subject at 1.5 feet, with a shutter speed of 1/6th second with no visible "shake".

I was burglarized a couple months ago and had all my equipment taken...luckily the insurance company came threw and I was able to upgrade my rig. I was dead set on getting the D300, but was torn over the the choice of lens kits. I had used the 18-135 every day for a year or more and was sure of its quality and ability, but thought I would treat myself, as if the 300 alone wasn't. highly recommend this over the 135, if not for the VR, for the longer focal length and the metal mounting ring. 18-135's is plastic

I am very very happy with the choice.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love This Lens
By Kare from PA on 5/1/2008
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Range from close to tele
Best Uses:
An everyday Lens, Portraits, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyistenthusiast, Parent
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I Love this lens. I use it on my D80. It is a great all around lens, I get awesome wakeboard & barefoot waterskiing shots. Which for the barefoot shots it is about 75ft from where I sit. It pulls the action in nice & I can crop them in further & still have great pic. The VR is helpful in a boating situation.
Having the range of 18-200mm to float between makes it a great everyday type lens. Portraits Are great, indoor volleyball & ice hockey pics are good. Better with some learning- Only thing that would make it better would be a bit more tele... But, it is adequate for most situations. So I am looking into the 80-400mm VR.

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Brad's Wake Board Flip

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Brad Goin for the Goal

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Must-have lens for your Nikon dSLR
By flobroVerified Reviewer from Santa Jose CA on 4/20/2008
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Pros:
Improves Picture Quality, Must-have
Best Uses:
One-and-only, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional, Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

When you buy (or own) a Nikon dSLR (DX) - this is the lens to get. Buy the body and the 18-200 VR; don't waste $$ on other lenses that come with outfits. Consider the cost of the 18-200VR as part of the package deal - rather buy a body one notch down if budget is an issue.

This is hands-donw the most useful and all-round lens currently available for the Nikon dSLR unless you go for prime lenses.

To complement this lens, get the Sigma 10-20 on the wide end and if you need it a 400mm+ lens. A good addition is also a Nikon 1.8/35 or 1.8/50 for evening events when you want to pack light.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Outstanding 1 lens solution
By Andy from Colonia, NJ on 4/1/2008
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I bought this lens simply so I wouldn't worry about getting dirt or dust on the sensor when changing lenses. Since receiving the lens I have only good things to say. I went on vacation shortly after receiving the lens and walked around San Fran for 8 days with the D40 and this lens-was great to get both the wide angle for some of the scenic bay shots and zooming in for others.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Lens for all occasions
By DadVerified Reviewer from Naperville, IL on 3/16/2008
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use this lens indoors and outdoors with equally good results. The range of the zoom from 18 mm to 200 mm is outstanding and has kept this the only lens that I have purchased. I can't imagine needing to go back to multiple lens! A must buy!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
One lens for everything
By Bo from Canton, MI on 3/2/2008
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I bought this for the focal length range and also so I wouldnt have to keep changing lenses and take a chance on getting dust into the sensor. It has met all of my expectations. All in a 4" package.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect for Large Group Shots
By Goddess of LuxuryVerified Reviewer from Morgantown, WV on 2/18/2008
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
Cons:
Heavy, Slow Turn-around
Best Uses:
Panoramic Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Experienced Photographer, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great wide-angle. Can achieve moderate fish-eye effect if desired. EXCELLENT for large group shots. Equally good indoor and outdoor.
A tad slow on re-focus / re-cycle speed. Don't get this lens expecting mid-range shots.

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Very Nice Lens
By GregVerified Reviewer from Alaska on 2/16/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Wide range of operation
Cons:
None, its a great lens
Best Uses:
Close Up Filming, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Simi Artistic
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

A great lens for the price. I am not sure for the images I take I would need another lens. I put this lens on the D300. More power than I need, but wow!

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"Excellent Lens"
By JohnboyVerified Reviewer from CT on 2/12/2008
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Pros:
Easy To Use, Replaces 2 lenses
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Advanced amateur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Since receiving this lens, it hasn't left my D40 Body. This lens replaced my 18-55 (which came with the D40) and the Nikon 55-200. But added the VR. However I don't use VR as much as I thought I would. I use this lens mostly for scenic images. The range is great when using for people, from a wide group shot to zoom to a particular detail.

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Want to travel light?....
By jeudiVerified Reviewer from Tallahassee, Florids on 2/6/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Light weight is a bonus
Best Uses:
"all around good lens", Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Niokon D300 owner, Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I chose this 'all purpose' VR lens to take everywhere... when I did not want to tote several heavier duty lenses. I find the ease of use, weight and clarity on the D300 very good for general purpose shooting. I would recommend it as a starter lens to any Nikon 'nuts' like myself. [@]

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"Lemon Zest"......

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Outstanding general lens
By Old JayhawkVerified Reviewer from Chesapeake, Virginia on 1/28/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Compact Design, Easy To Use, Not Heavy
Best Uses:
Great for indoor sports, Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Combines three of my other lens so now I only have to carry one camera and one very versatile lens. Have been to two large indoor track meets and never felt that I did not have the correct lens for all the action shots.

 
18-200MM F3.5-5.6DX VR NIKON LENS
By FRED from HONOLULU,HI on 1/13/2008
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Pros:
Easy To Use
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors, Shooting Outdoors
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

THIS LENS IS THE ONLY LENS YOU NEED. GREAT GOR EVERYTHING. I THOUGHT IT WAS A BIT COSLTY, BUT ITS WORTH ALL THE MONEY.MY TRIPOD IS FOR SALE "SELDOM USED"CAUSE OF THIS TERRIFIC LENS. NEXT LENS TO PURCHASE IS A HOLY-MACRO!

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Awesome lens
By DJ from VA on 12/30/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Replaces a bag full
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

With 11x zoom, this is the lens I leave on the camera 99.9% of the time.

 
Great Lens
By TerryVerified Reviewer from Scottsdale, AZ on 12/28/2007
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I wanted something more that kame with my D40 Camera, it waws worth every penny, I use this lens more often than the 18mm-55mm.

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I am extremely satisfied !
By Serenity GreetingsVerified Reviewer from Albany, NY on 12/25/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction, Very Sharp - VR is GREAT
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I am now using this as my "never take it off" lens. I kept my Nikkor Macro for super close-ups, my kit lens as a spare. But that is all I need ! BUY THIS PRODUCT!! It is clearly the sharpest lens I have used. You won't regret it.

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Greal All Around Lens
By CintiazVerified Reviewer from Aurora, IL on 12/22/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is the first lens we've added to our D40x, other than the stock lens that came with it. We found it a bit heavy, but we'll worth the weight as it is the perfect lens to keep on our camera for all around shooting.

 
Handy lightweight and flexible lens
By The Red Ant from Southbury CT on 12/15/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Wide Range
Cons:
Feels fragile, Lens Creep, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

It's a good flexible lens that is lightweight and takes good pictures. It seems flimsy when compared to pro lenses like the 70-200 or 17-35 but it stays on my D50 while the better lenses are used on a D300.

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Very Good Beginner lens, a bit pricy
By Donna the Graphic DesignerVerified Reviewer from Massachusetts on 12/11/2007
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I bought a D80 and got this lens to use as my main lens so I would have a wide range of zoom capabilities and had read much about this being the first choice of lens that can stay on the camera and get good results. Although pricy, I like that I don't have to keep switching lenses as I would have if I got the 18-55mm and 70-200mm lens in the kit I was considering. Plus this has the VR which helps improve clarity in zoom shots and is the way to go with the Nikon lenses today. Al-in-all I love the pictures so far, even though I am new to digital photography so I do not see some of the other negatives people speak about yet. Highly recommended as main lens.

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Worth the money
By Markie MarcVerified Reviewer from New Orleans on 12/11/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Versatile
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Consider this: How much money would you spend on three or four lenses to do all the jobs that this one lens will do by itself. It's a "no brainer". The lens creep was expected, but the shadows cast by the flash on close ups was not. I thought the lens would be short enough for close ups with flash. I was mistaken. Still, all in all, this lens has prevented me from spending any more money on other lenses.

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How much easier can life get !
By fotopro from Long Island, N.Y. on 12/9/2007
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great overall lens. I've owned a N.Y. portrait / wedding photography studio for more that 20 years. This is the best multi purpose lens I've owned. Not the world's fastest but brides don't move like racehorses. From photojournelism to portraits, to candids the lens does it all beautifully. Watch out for distortion on close shots where you are wider than 24mm.

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sweet lens
By JD3rdpigVerified Reviewer from Lakeland, FL on 12/5/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Upgraded from an 18-135. The VR by itself makes it worth it. The added zoom is a bonus. Possible to zoom out to 200 and take blur-free photos. But be aware of lens creep when carrying this around.

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Awesome lenses
By George the Road Cyclist from Minneapolis, MN on 12/3/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Primarily use the lenses for outdoor sporting events, but have also used for indoor portraits. Overall, very pleased with the high quality of the photographs. Excellent one lenses solution. Can't find any flaws.

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Great lense for the price.
By MikeVerified Reviewer from Bedford, PA on 11/22/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens is a perfect walk-around lens. Well worth the price. Built well, but not quite as good as the Nikon 70-300mm VR. It has some weight to it, but it is not too heavy even on a D40. It's full of glass so it’s not going to be light. As mentioned by others, there are some creep issues with the zoom. The broad range in focal length makes getting the "shot" easier. This lens has been ideal for about 80%-90% of our shooting conditions. I would find it almost impossible for one lens to do more, without costing 4 times as much. I would be the first in line to buy the same lens in a constant f/2.8 if Nikon was so inclined, even if it was 3 times the price. The 200mm focal limit some times leaves us wanting to get a little closer. When we need more reach, we just switch to the 70-300mm.

We've used it on our D40 and D80. This lens worked great on both cameras. The only negative marks I would give it is the slower shutter speed limits with low light shots, but if it were faster it would cost much more. Low light conditions at full zoom are a hit or miss due to the f/5.6 aperture, with hand held and moving subjects being particularly troubleling.

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Zoom Creep Worsens with Age
By TnHikerVerified Reviewer from Great Smoky Mountains, TN on 11/15/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Mostly nature photography--especially wildflowers and fungi. This is my walk-around lens of choice for my Nikon D70. It replaces a Tamron 28-75 + 1.4 teleconverter. The Tamron didn't have enough wide-angle but otherwise was a more robust and faster (F2.8)lens than the Nikon 18-200.

I like the big 200mm zoom but still would like to have had a faster lens for better stop-action capabilities in low light situations.

My biggest disappointment is the sloppy zoom creep of the Nikon 18-200VR. Some users reported that full retraction prevented zoom creep--that is not true. Full retraction worked for me for about 1 week of use and then the lens began to "fall out" of retraction anytime it was pointed toward the ground--especially at angles more than 60 degree off of horizontal. This can be very aggravating when shooting downward at anything other than full zoom. I'm thinking of fabricating an elastic fabric wrap of some sort that will slip over the lens body to hold it in position yet be loose enough to allow me to easily zoom. Nikon should have fixed this problem long ago since I know everyone seems to complain about it.

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Great lens, but has its limitations
By Zeus from No. CA on 11/6/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

If you buy only one lens for your Nikon, this is probably the one to get. It is incredibly versatile, and the VR works very well. The VR will allow hand-held shots at shutter speeds I would never attempt without it (like 1/10 s @ 200 mm FL). Focus is fast and very good for a zoom lens.

Having said that, there is only so much that a f/5.6 lens can do. VR helps prevent blurring due to camera movement, but not subject movement. For instance, I tried to shoot my daughter's volleyball tournament in a typically-lit (i.e., poorly) high school gym and found that there just wasn't enough light to stop the action even at ISO 1600. I could have taken good still life photos in that light with the 18-200, but not action shots. I switched to a 50mm f/1.8 lens, and got good results. In that situation, I needed a fast lens, not VR.

AS long as you understand the limitations of VR, of zoom lenses in general, and of f/5.6, you will love this lens.

 
I Love It
By LetiziaVerified Reviewer from Jackson, MI on 11/1/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

My first with Nikon, love it. I am already looking at more lenses. To think that I had second thoughts about going with a digital camera, I would never want to go back to film.

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Sharp all around lens
By DonVerified Reviewer from Scottsdale on 10/27/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Quiet, Sharp Focus, VR is worthwhile
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I find I use this lens more and more just to avoid changing lens. Good consistent output and the VR does a nice job.

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Good lens but lens creep is IRRITATING
By corvettetexanVerified Reviewer from Corpus Christi, TX on 10/27/2007
Describe Yourself:
Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quiet
Cons:
Heavy, Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use this lens daily and, over all, it is a good lens with sharp focus. It has a very wide range and is literally the only lens I shoot with right now. If you are considering this lens, it will probably serve you fairly well. The biggest problem with this lens is its tendancy to extend on its own when pointed even SLIGHTLY downward. It really makes the lens feel cheap and poorly constructed. In my opinion, spending [$]for a lens is enough to expect tighter construction. When my camera is hanging on its strap around my neck, the lens slides out to fully extended in just a matter of a few seconds (hormones?). Don't get me wrong, I like the lens, but the more I use it, the more I wish the lens was not always sliding out.

 
A versatile purposeful lens!
By Liem from Garden Grove, CA on 10/26/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight, Quiet, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is a great lens, period. It's not tack sharp but it's the only lens you'll ever need for general photography. Sharpness is acceptable at all range (18-200mm). Lens creep could be a problem for some user.

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I woould buy again.
By northern from Iowa on 10/26/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Expensive
Best Uses:
expensive
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Very convenient having one lense that can do it all.

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ALL THAT IT CAN BE
By RowellerVerified Reviewer from San Diego, CA on 10/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, SCENERY, WILDLIFE
Pros:
BALANCE, Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
All-round lens, General Use, Sports/Action, Travel, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I use this product for all around photography here in Southern California for mostly outside activities, wildlife, and scenery photography.

I like the weight of the lens, albeit hefty, because it allows me a pivot point for target acqusition and letting me operate the camera controls more easily with my other hand.

Took it out of the box yersterday and ran it throught its paces at the San Diego Zoo and the Beach area nearby, just super results.

I experienced no creep which seemed to be an earlier complaint.

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San Diego River Breakwater

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Good Lens for Versatility and Price
By lmrproductionVerified Reviewer from Costa Mesa, CA on 10/9/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Versatile
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I like the versatility and general usability of the lens. With someone who has a tight budget, this lens is for you. Bokeh is nice and the reach is spectacular at 200 coupled with the VR. This one is certainly going to my 5 piece collection.

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Santa Monica Pier

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Newport Beach Pier

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The take every where lens...
By The SkepticVerified Reviewer from Orange County, CA on 10/8/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Professional Work
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great all around lens! I was skeptical at first because of all the talk about lens creep, but other than a little creepin I'm very happy with it. With the VR, the great pictures and versatility it all makes up for it!

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terrific all-purpose lens
By shutter buggedVerified Reviewer from central coast, CA on 10/7/2007
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Clean Image, Fast focus, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Paired this lens with a D40x. Wow! The autofocus is very quick, the 11x range is so versatile. I never was a great photographer, but right out of the box this lens/camera combo has produced some of the nicest pics I've ever been lucky enough to take.

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late afternoon rosebud

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good buzz

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Wonderful
By KirkVerified Reviewer from Ohio on 10/5/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast Recycling, Quiet, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I love this lens! We put it on when it arrived and have never taken it off. It works great for all casual use, and great for kids and their sports. If you are photographing indoors and need to zoom all the way out you will need a better flash on the D40. The picture picks up a black artifact from the lens.

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Quality of lens great, durability is not
By MbrisVerified Reviewer from Houston on 10/5/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quiet, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Not very durablerugged, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I have had this lens just a few months. The quality of the images is spectacular. However, the lens has been sent into Nikon for repair already. A small bump while shooting has this lens in the repair shop. For the money, this lens should be made better. I previously was a Canon user. Never had this problem with Canon lenses.

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The Perfect Lense
By iCenturionVerified Reviewer from San Francisco on 10/2/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Professional Work, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Fantastic lense with great range. The only other lense I carry is a super wide angle. You'll enjoy this one.

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Mustard fields in Napa

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One sweeeeet lens - all-in-one
By NikonVerified Reviewer from Salt Lake City, UT on 10/1/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
A little Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Professional Work, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I bought this couple of days ago and put it to work this weekend and I couldn't be more happier while taking photos - one sweet lens. A little heavy but it's worth it considering that it functions as all-in-one type of lens. Durable construction and sharp focus too - VR serves its purpose. I only have used this over the weekend and no negative feedback so far (hope it stays that way :).

 
The best a cameraman can get!
By SandmanVerified Reviewer from Logan, UT on 9/27/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Difficult to Clean
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I have used this lense now for about a year and I love the range it has. It covers everything I have taken pictures of from close to far.

 
Excellent all around lens!
By Albino MeatpodVerified Reviewer from Ashkelon, Israel on 9/25/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
ArchitectureLandscape, General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I remove it only when I need the 12-24 or the 300! Feels great! Shoots great! Love it!

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Western wall

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Jerusalem Church

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Like having a digital F100
By Randy no nickname from Palos Verdes Estates, Ca. on 9/10/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Fast Recycling, Quiet, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I,m really enjoying this camera. Before this, I waited over 20 years to replace my Nikormat EL. At the tail end of the film era, I bought an F100. I also bought an 80-200 f2.8 Nikkor to go with it. It was a great combo but I had to wait to get the film back to see what mistakes I had made or what settings I had set wrong. Plus, good scanners aren't cheap if I wan't to get good quality photos into my computer. Now I'm not afraid of wasting frames, I can check what I took right now, and I am learning alot faster. Also the 200mm works like a 300mm f2.8. I just shot the horse races, and with focus tracking, 5fps, 300mm f.28, and all the frames I want, I have some beautiful shots. I'm a happy camper.

 
Great all around lens
By KimVerified Reviewer from Detroit, MI on 9/8/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great lens for general shooting situations. My only wish was that it was faster.

 
Mixed Feelings-Hard To Get Lens
By ArthurVerified Reviewer from Worcester, MA on 9/6/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Value
Cons:
Heavy, Odd geometry in mid range, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I have very mixed feeling about this very popular, and hard to get lens. I ordered mine recently[...].I have taken some great shots with it. However, through the mid range, about 55-100 mm or so, the aspect ratio/geometry looks very odd. Compared to my kit lens (18-55), and my 55-200 VR-I, well, they just look better to my eye. Certainly there is some subjectivity involved in evaluating glass. I have not run into the zoom creep that it is notorious for. The sheer weight of the lens, combined with the broad focal length, almost makes it unavoidable at some point. Nikon really should design some kind of lock for walking around and wearing it, or for storing it in your bag.I like it on the wide, and close ends. It's versatility and ability to leave it on the body, therefore minimizing the opportunity to introduce dust onto the sensor, make this a great "Swiss Army Knife", all purpose lens. yes, it is not, by any means, a fast lens. But the VR-II feature does indeed work very well, and does what it is supposed to do, as advertised.

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Disappointing Lens
By Unhappy photographerVerified Reviewer from San Jose, CA on 9/5/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quiet
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I was anxious to get this lens and waited four months for it. I've been using it for about six months and find that it is middle of the road for optical quality. I wound up buying a standard 50mm for taking sharp photos and portraits. What is very annoying is the zoom creep. After each shot, if I allow my camera to hang with the lens down, it racks out all the way to 200 mm every time. I finally got fed up and sent to Nikon for service. They claim it is normal and did nothing.

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Great bang for the buck
By Robert WVerified Reviewer from Lake Worth, Fl on 8/31/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
great overall, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

We do wedding photography mostly. Some family portraits and some wildlife and floral photography and this is a great overall lens. I love the VR on this lens. I keep this lens on the D 80 and never change it. keeps the sensor clean. If I need another
lens then I use the backup camera. Great for an overall multi-purpose lens. If I only had one lens for my D-80 this would be it.

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Best option for a "Single Lens" setup
By Paradise [...]Verified Reviewer from Honolulu, Hawaii on 8/30/2007
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Professional Work, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I know that everyone complains about the additional weight of this lens, and the lens creep that happens when this lens is used either shooting straight up or straight down, however, these probles are greatly offset by the dependibility and wide shooting range that this single lens offers.

The drawbacks listed by most reviewers is due to its durability. This is a heavyweight professional grade lens and not a cheap plastic bodied imitation like some of the competitors are offering.

I am a professional wedding & portrait photographer and my livlyhood depends on sharp clear images. This lens saves me valuable time while shooting because I no longer have to stop and change out lenses, or even grab a second body with a different lens mounted on it. I mount this one lens on my Nikon D200 and go. I am able to shoot the etire wedding without changing out a single lens, which means that I have more time to shoot great images.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
VR II really works!
By EricVerified Reviewer from Glendale, CA on 8/28/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens really works well especially Vibration Reduction feature, which helps eradicate blurry pictures. Now I can take handheld images at slower shutter speeds and in a wider range of lighting conditions.

 
Nice lens
By DavidVerified Reviewer from Chester, VT on 8/27/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quiet, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Heavy, Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Only had a few days, but so far am fairly impressed with the abilities. VR is awesome. As purported, there is some lens creep in the middle range (80-135 or so). It's heavy, but there's a lot of glass in there, so no wonder.

 
Great All-Purpose Lens
By the wannabe photographerVerified Reviewer from New York, NY on 8/26/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Compact, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy, Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens replaced the 18-55 and 55-200 that came with my D40 kit. I've had the lens a few days now and have taken about 200 or so shots. The VR does help quite a bit when there's low light --- sounds a bit like moving gears inside when it's on --- kind of amusing. All in all, I think the lens is quite good, though like others I experienced the creep issue. It doesn't happen when the lens is at 18mm and pointed down, but once it's out a bit, the creep does occur. All in all, I think the lens is a slam dunk and really obviates the need for changing lenses throughout the day. There's nothing else like this right now.

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Almost all you'll need!
By Finn-PhotogVerified Reviewer from Finland on 8/26/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Versatile
Cons:
a bit expensive, Heavy, Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I wanted to get the 18-200mm for a long time, and finally a month ago I bought it. I couldn't be much happier with it! Apart from being a little slow it's just great.

 
OUTSTANDING!
By fphotographerVerified Reviewer from SC on 8/25/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Great one lens solution, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I have taken over 25,000 images with this lens since getting it last year. I use it for everything. Only negative is can't stop action in low light, otherwise just a great Nikon product.

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Very Nice Lens
By AllenVerified Reviewer from Atlanta Ga. on 8/25/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Sharp Focus
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Used the lens today for the first time. I can't believe how sharp and crisp my shots were. So far I have not had any problem with lens creep that I have read so much about. This will solve the problem of having to change out lenses all the time. This one does almost everything I need.It's great on my D80.

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Get this Lens!
By Iggy the Pop JrVerified Reviewer from Jax, Fl on 8/23/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great Lens! I recently went to Las Vegas. I brought my 28-75, the 70-300, the 12-24 as well as the 18-200 VR. I only used this lens, it worked in all situations. Great sharp pictures!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
A Really Great lens!!!
By Borti from Miami Beach, FL on 8/23/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I BOUGHT THIS CAMERA FROM RITZ CAMERA. THE DELIVERY WAS INCREDIBLY FAST! THE LENS IS EXACTLY WHAT I EXPECTED AND MORE. THE VR REALLY WORKS. I TESTED AT 200 mm AND SHAKE THE CAMERA IN PURPOSE. THE RESULT WAS A VERY SHARP IMAGE.
I WAS IMPRESSED. SOME PEOPLE SAYS IT CREEPS. MINE DOES ALSO A LITTLE BUT WHEN ATTACHED TO MY D200 AND MB D200 BATTERY PACK THE CAMERA STAYS ORIZONTAL SO IT DOES NOT CREEP.

 
I use this lens more than any other lens
By Denise from Kansas City, MO on 8/20/2007
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Quiet, Sharp Focus, Very versatile
Cons:
Slow
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Professional Work
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I love the zoom range on this camera, especially for fast paced events such as weddings and sports photography. The only drawback is the maximum aperture of 3.5 which is a little slow for weddings in churhes where flash is not allowed. The VR is great though and very helpful.

 
"A Great Lens"
By TracerVerified Reviewer from Maryland on 8/19/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional, Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Quiet, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Professional Work, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is a great all in one lens for the professional photographer. As well as well as anyone else who loves photography and like to take great pictures. it is even a great lens for the amateur who is just starting out.

 
Great lens
By Photo DadVerified Reviewer from Boston, MA on 8/19/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great all around lens that is sharp and compact.
Autofocus works very well - no lens creep so far. Using with D80 and it's a great combo

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
The hype is better than the lens
By pjaVerified Reviewer from marietta on 8/17/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Cons:
Blurry Focus, Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I purchased this as an upgrade from the 18-135 mm thinking the extra focal length and the VR would be worth the extra money. I am going back to the 18-135 as I get much better photos and the lens is much lighter. Perhaps I purchased a lemon?

 
Very good all around lens
By FredTNedVerified Reviewer from New York on 8/17/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Great Range, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is the lens to have if you can have only one

 
great lens
By azonieVerified Reviewer from Tucson Az. on 8/16/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Professional Work, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

this lens is every thing you've ever read about; the good and the bad. A great performer and the only lens you'll need for most of your work. But man this lens creeps like a mutha, pointed up or down. This is the only downside for me , and I live with it because i am such a fan otherwise. GET ONE! ( maybe they've fixed the creep issue by now)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent Lens....Worth the wait!
By Enthusiast for 20+ Years from San Jose, CA on 8/15/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Professional Work, Sports/Action, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is a great lens. [...]Definately worth the price and wait to receive. Crisp focusing, great flexability with the zoom. Works well with portrait, candids, sports, night/indoor, and low light. I highly recommend this lens.

 
So far so good
By Matthew from Atlanta, GA on 8/9/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Sharp Focus, VR
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Good focus, good sharpness, amazing zoom range. The VR makes travel photography so much nicer...no tripod needed.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Frickin' Awesome!
By PhilVerified Reviewer from MN on 8/7/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Quiet, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens is incredible, well worth the money and the wait. Far more convenient then carrying the two lenses it would take to replace it, plus VR. Excellent value.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Disappointed
By Monty from San Francisco on 7/29/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
No pros.
Cons:
Blurry Focus, Heavy, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I "upgraded" to this lens from the 18-135mm kit lens. I was very disappointed in this lens. I could not produce a single shot I was happy with today. Although this is my first day with the lens, I didn't have any problems getting quality shots out of my kit lens. The bokeh from the 18-200mm is terrible. Very grainy. I must have a dud...

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Carry only one lens!
By ndkristaVerified Reviewer from Minneapolis MN on 7/22/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Great Range, Lightweight, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Great "all around" lens, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens replaced about 4-5 lenses that I used to always carry with me. Well worth the money!

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The Real Deal!
By tim31174 from Rome, Georgia on 7/20/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Professional Work, Special Effects, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I was alittle reluctant to spend the money on this lens, but I did it. Now a few months later I couldn't be happier. This lens is worth every penny!

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
excellent lense
By snakedancer01Verified Reviewer from Santa Clarita, CA on 7/16/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Professional Work, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lense has become my favorite. It works great on my Nikon d200. I would recommend it to any user. It worked great when I used at a recent wedding I attended. The results looked professional.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
100% Awesome Lens
By KamamuVerified Reviewer from Charlotte, NC on 7/16/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quiet, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Professional Work
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Switching from The Olympus E-1 to the D200 has been a bit of a learing curve but this lense takes the cake. It easy to use and very smooth.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Superman's Lense.
By Zap StarVerified Reviewer from San Francisco, CA on 7/13/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Special Effects, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is Superman's lense if there were one. Clark uses it, I'm sure of it.
i have two, one at home, and one at work.
Get this lense, and you'll see the difference!

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love this lens
By Jim JVerified Reviewer from Rockville, MD on 7/5/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Great Range, Lightweight, Quiet, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens is the main factor for me to choose a Nikon DSLR. I hate to change lens frequently, especially in the outdoor which may let dust in to the camera. With this lens, I actually take more pictures and have more fun. The value is absolutely worth the price.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent, all-round utility lens
By PaulVerified Reviewer from Paris, France on 7/4/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast Recycling, Quiet, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Heavy, Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

The Vibration-Reduction helps capture long-range shots that would otherwise be too dark; greater aperture would be a welcome addition.

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AN ALL DAY WALK-AROUND LENS!
By Sunny BoazVerified Reviewer from Twin Cities, Minnesota on 7/2/2007
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quiet, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
Back-Up, FAMILY REUNION, General Use, Night Photography, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I will start with what it is not for:1.This is not for pro's cherished lens for their daily work for living. 2.This is not for fast action, sport photos. That does not mean it is slow in focus, but not fast enough to catch kids in their basketball games, either.Now what this is for:1. A perfect whole day's walk-around lens for street people photos, sight-seeing photos, zoo-visiting photos, sometimes sun-rise, sun-set photos, because it is fairly light for its versatility. 18-200mm range is good for even lanscape photos! Not much distortion 18-24mm, but a bit soft and distortion towards 200mm. About f/8 and 11, it shines best!2. A perfect companion for one-lens-only trips say, Swiss Alps, Paris, London, Alaska, even Disney, etc!3. It will render pretty vivid colors for your Fall-color trips, and beach trips as well. If you are all for hikings. This one is a must without breaking your back or neck!4. For this price, I must say it's an upgrade from general use, and a less perfect one for professional works for sale to your clients. Yet you might produce good ones for sale with this lens, if you know how to make best out of it!5. One more lens you need besides this can be Nikon 12-24 (it is a pro lens, though about [$] range for both used and new ones). I will say 18-200 for 90% of the time, 12-24 for the rest 10%.All in all, you will not regret to spend [$] for this lens whatsoever! Remember it was a kit lens for D200, also you can put this to D40 or D40X. What a compact combination for your all-day walk-around for a pure enjoyment!A possible scenario for this lens:1. Either D 40 or D 40X with this lens for all day walk-around or travel companion. It's more than a back-up body and lens combo! You will produce a stunning photos with this kind of combo.2. D200 with 12-24 for a serious photos for sale to your clints!Hope this helps somebody out there.

[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Lens worth having in my camera bag!
By MattVerified Reviewer from Northern Colorado on 6/20/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep, Price
Best Uses:
General Use, Photographing children, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, SemiPro
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Love the lens, compact and allows me to shoot under low light conditions, great for taking pictures of my children at play or in the early evening outside, it has a great range 18-200mm. Very happy with it, it is worth the wait to order (mine took 4 months). My only complaint about this lens is that if you let the lens hang down it will creep all the way from 18mm to 200mm. I am very happy with the VR, great all around lens!

 
All the lens you'll ever need
By MariusVerified Reviewer from Hollywood, FL on 6/18/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is all the lens you'll ever need. Sharp focus, no distortion. There's a reason why this is only available on backorder at all camera stores. I'd get it here :)

[3 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
good lens.
By B from CA on 5/10/2007
Pros:
Good range for a lens
Cons:
Mine creeps slides
Best Uses:
|Manual, General Use
Describe Yourself:
|Manual, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Not a PRO & never had or tried a VR-I lens. Didn't buy VR-I due to reports. Use D100 & shoot with different filters (CP, NDs, etc.) Let friends use before they bought it (or did not) and covered bunch of different cameras (80, 70, etc), environments, conditions, test cases to see what it can do (Engineers, what u expect!?), etc... (Weddings, indoor/outdoor parties, landscapes, sunsets/rises, lowlight, etc). They reported similar/same results. Don't recall when I ordered it but it was shortly after it was released as pre/early orders and people/PROs did initial review. Why I waited so long for this review... provided reviews/comments at other sites a while ago & it was just confirming what others (especially known PROs) already reported, winning $ will help pay photography addiction.
Overall=good. Still don't think it is the ultimate lens... From hand-held perspective, lens is kind of like what I get with my point-shoot cameras (don't consider the 'camera' and it's capabilities itself)... you almost always get a good picture when kept within capabilities and limits. I still do "serious" shooting with a tripod (& usually other lenses)... accept no other options, why settle for less or chance you may get 1 'okay' shot with hand-held low-light? Major issues: [1] out of box/new 'shipped from Nikon' [at least that was my understanding at ordering], mine creeps (zoom slips if lens not held horizontal, didn't even need to shake test it) even before I let my friends use it but I blame them anyways ;-) & is fustrating for some shots as well as just protecting (an expensive) lens when not taking photos. A little looser now that had it for a while. This was reported by some users right from start when researching; however, never clear how bad. yep, guess it wasn't bad enough to return the lens. [2] Both ends of lens' range is weak (image sharpness/distortions) but should be expected (unfortunately, no such thing as a miracle lens, yet). Here and if go to other sites, found similar reports. Interesting notes and instructions comes with lens for different camera models (expected settings to be same for all Nikons), and setting instructions for tripod use. Would have like to seen those instructions before I bought it. Revealed conditions about this lens as well as cammeras. Shouldn't be surprised that info was not identified on sites when I was doing my research.
Still like my nikon 70-300 (think it has better glass, coating, and overall quality... had it from film days) except I can be closer to subj with the 18-200.
When it comes down to it, no one knows what lens you use unless you let them know (in file or tell). If you enjoy photography and have $ you might like the lens.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome Lens!
By Brutus from Ohio on 4/26/2007
Pros:
Durable, Fast, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Kids sports, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I have waited for this lens for some time now and it was well worth the wait! I have it on a D40 and the picture quality is amazing. I love the fact that I may never have to switch lenses again! The convenience of that alone is worth the price of the lens. It is quite heavy though, but very easy to use.

[14 of 14 customers found this review helpful]

 
The Obie Wan Lens
By GrampyVerified Reviewer from Charleston, SC on 4/24/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Versatile, Versatility, Vibration Reduction
Best Uses:
General Use, One Lens Bag, Professional Work, Special Effects
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

As a working professional of 35 years I have waited for the lens good enough to free me from carrying a four lens bag and now I have it. I carry a one lens holster and this is the lens. I call it the Obie Wan lens because it keeps telling me to go for the shots that I KNOW are impossible - 1/6 second handheld nighshots from a moving boat, 200mm panning shots at a hockey game at 1/30th. 35 years experience tells me that those shots are a waste of time. My Obie Wan lens says "what's the problem". It amazes me everyday and I haven't enjoyed shooting this much in years.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Versatile Lens
By LMMVerified Reviewer from Londonderry, NH on 4/21/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Image stabilization, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great traveling lens. This lens has the range that I am looking for and I don't have to carry additional lenses to get it. The vibration reduction feature works great.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Versatility in All Situations
By NikonNutVerified Reviewer from San Francisco, CA on 4/11/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Ocasional lens creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great lens. Fast focusing, accurate focusing (always two important things), great versatility in all situations, great range, VR works great. Everything about this lens is great. I love it. It'll be hard to top this.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Greatest Walkaround Lens Ever Made
By L 1Verified Reviewer from Orlando, FL on 4/10/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Pretty Good Focus, Rugged
Cons:
A Little Weak At The Ends
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is easily the best travel lens ever made. The range is incredible and the VR allows you to hand hold the camera at surprisingly low shutter speeds. The optics quality overall is pretty good.

IMO, it is a little weak at both ends but that shouldn't be a surprise. It is not often you get the chance to have a range of 18-200mm in one lens. This quickly became my workhorse lens. I use others for specialty types of photos but for general work, it is simply outstanding.

Yeah, there is still a long wait for the lens but it is so worth the wait.

[2 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Not as good as I thought it would be
By aruthaVerified Reviewer from Somewhere in the world on 4/9/2007
Pros:
Fast, Versatile, VR
Cons:
Heavy, Not crisp sharp focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional, Semi-Pro
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Not as great as I thought it would be. Absorbs more light light than a black hole, which means forget about taking photos without a flash even in a moderately well lit room.
Still, a very versatile and useful lens, and the VR works very nicely. Somewhat recommended.

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
The glass to get with you Nikon dSLR
By flobroVerified Reviewer from Santa Clara, CA on 4/1/2007
Pros:
allround lens, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

If you bring only one lens, bring the 18-200VR. When buying a Nikon dSLR get the body and this lens rather than the one that comes in the kit. The price difference is well worth it.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Well worth the wait
By Chris from Boston on 3/29/2007
Pros:
Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is a great lens. [...]

[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome outdoor lens
By nikonshooter311Verified Reviewer from saint mary's, GA on 3/21/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Cant say enough about this lens! Use it with both the D80 and D200, and could not be happier. AF is fast and quiet, VR works great, I was taking handheld shots in Egypt last fall at 1.3s that turned out beautifully. If you need a faster lens the 70-200mm 2.8 VR is great, but like all fast lenses--you will pay for it. I have had people tell me that the indoor performance isn't always the best--again with the lens speed thing, but I am primarily (99.95%) an outdoor photographer--so I cant speak to this specific flaw. For my purposes and my money this is a great way to go!

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excelent Lens
By Wildlife and Action SportsVerified Reviewer from Central Virginia, USA on 3/19/2007
Pros:
Durable, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens will creap to 200mm
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Special Effects, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This is an excelent one lens solution for 90% of the photographs I take. If your on the fence about purchasing this len let me sway you onto the side of ownership. Excelent lens and you'll end up selling off your 18-70 in no time.

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
My New Walk Around Lens
By WendyVerified Reviewer from Central, TX on 3/6/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

I own the Nikon D80 and it came with the 18-135mm lens, which I really liked. [...] I was so excited! This lens is fabulous, fast/sharp focus, VR is fast. I have now put away my 18-135mm and this 18-200mm VR is now my new ALL-THE-TIME lens!! Be prepared to wait for this... but the wait is worth it.

 
Second to none
By PCS from North East PA on 3/2/2007
Pros:
Durable, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens lives up to all of the accolades that I had read about it. Size, optical performance, value, and the VR operation. [...] Highly recommended

[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
The perfect "traveler" lens
By JammerVerified Reviewer from Chicago on 2/19/2007
Pros:
Durable, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Can "Creep", Expensive
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

A camera is only as good as its lens. Most camera bodies are quite good nowadays, so my advice would be: spend a little less on your body, a little more on your lens. If you can't afford a D80 and a great lens, get a D50. The lens makes the camera.

Turn your camera into a force of nature and go with the nikkor 18-200VR lens. It's not cheap, almost as much as a D80 itself, but it's sharp as a tack through the entire range (I don't see the wide open softness others mention), and it has VR or vibration reduction, which actually enhances your camera's ability to take pictures in lower light (you can shoot at lower ISOs with less shake, and therefore, improved sharpness).

Add that to the fact that you can shoot really wide angle and impressive zoom all in one lens, and you've built yourself an enviable photo package without having to lug a ton of gear around. The lens is so good, and Nikon's production speed so poor, that there's a 6-month waiting list for the lens. But it's well worth the wait. You don't have to change lenses all the time to get the focal length you want, which is why the 18-200 is also called the perfect traveler's lens.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Greatest Zoom lens that has ever made!
By KurtzhaoVerified Reviewer from Storrs, CT on 2/19/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus
Cons:
a bit creeping
Best Uses:
General Use, Special Effects, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Best big zoom lens ever made. good picture quality all along.
VR is powerful! you can get clear picture as slow as 1/6s at 200mm.
This lens can also function as a macro lens coz of the short focus distance.
A wonderful lens that will recommend to everyone, you are almost done
with this lens and it obsolete my 17-55mm!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great grab a Shot Lens
By Grandfather PeteVerified Reviewer from Yorktown Heights, NY on 2/18/2007
Pros:
Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great all around Lens with 11x Zoom coverage, lightweight and VR capacity makes a excellent general purpose Lens... Gives you the opportunity to take advantage of many differant types of Grab A Shot Opportunities. The VR enables you to really push the limits in low light situations....Has some zoom creep especially when walking around wth camera..Small price to pay Great all around Lens

 
The Only Lens You Will Ever Need
By The Big SeeVerified Reviewer from Pennsylvania on 2/18/2007
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Flexible, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Advanced Amateur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Don't let the small maximum apeture scare you away: this lens has replaced my 70 - 200 2.8. The VR capability and small size make the the best overall lens for genera use. I have used it with my D50 for documenting existing conditions for my work (building/construction design) and of course pleasure. This lens is hard to find, but well worth the wait.

 
Great All-Around Lens
By DiamondPeteVerified Reviewer from Philadelphia, PA on 2/17/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Zoom ring slightly awkwar
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great lens for many uses (I am sure Nikon intended it that way!). I use it for sports and have found it to be fast and sharp. I have had no instances where the lens is less sharp. It is light, quick and very quiet. One of the big surprises of this lens is how quiet it is. In dark scenes it occasionally hunts for focus, but overall focus performance is better then other Nikon lenses I use (24-120 zoom, 180 fixed). The zoom ring seems to turn the wrong way, counterintuitive to my sense, but that is the only nit I can pick about this lens.

 
Great wide angle and zoom with VR!
By my 2 centsVerified Reviewer from Connecticut on 2/17/2007
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

great all around lens. Sharp images and fast focusing. Does not seem to reduce battery life. One thing to note is that at 18mm, the lens can cast a shadow from the on board flash (D50).
It's the one lense you can use for most of your needs.

 
Versatile, high quality lens
By John from Saint Michaels, MD on 2/17/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Universal
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens is excellent for most applications. It is easy to handle and the vibration reduction feature makes it extremely useful at long focal lengths and slow shutter speeds without a tripod. [...]

 
Great Lens Unfortunately In Scarce Supp
By John the lawyerVerified Reviewer from Flintridge, CA on 2/17/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
None that I have found
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

The lens is excellent, providing good sharpness throughout its approximately 11x range. The little barrel/pincushion distortion it produces can easily be corrected in Photoshop or other photo enhancement program. It is reasonably lightweight for its range and focusses quite close up. It allows most hobby photographers to use the single lens for all their work work, greatly reducing the frequency at which the camera's sensor must be cleaned, and is versatile enough to provide for most of a professional's needs.

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
I love this lense
By JamesVerified Reviewer from Memphis TN on 2/17/2007
Pros:
Durable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Yes I would buy this product again

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Half Done Yosemite NP

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens!
By Dan FotoVerified Reviewer from Tampa, FL on 2/17/2007
Pros:
Durable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Cost
Best Uses:
General Use, Upgrade
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

Great all around lens. It was the only lens I used on a week long trip to the Carribean. The VR makes in huge difference by allowing you to use slower shutters in low light and it helps reduce blur from camera shake.

 
gotta have it
By JohnVerified Reviewer from San Carlos, CA on 2/17/2007
Pros:
Great all around lens, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Loose lens hood
Best Uses:
General Use, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

VR works wonderfully. Fast focus. Great range for all around photography.

[50 of 51 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great walk-around lens
By KGVerified Reviewer from Citrus County, FL on 12/18/2006
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

With an 11x range this can be the only lens you'll ever need. It's very sharp at f8-f11 while somewhat soft wide open and fully stopped down. If you leave the lens hanging down, it will creap out from the 18mm position out to 200mm. But don't let this deter you! These are only minor and are probably the only glitches this lens has. It does enable you to take great pictures and reduces the chances of missing a shot because you either had the wrong lens on the camera or were in the process of changing lenses when the moment went away. I've shot at night at 200mm 1/30th f5.6 with VR on and got very sharp, detailed results. VR simply works great handheld with slow shutter speeds.

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EPCOT Spaceship Earth (handheld 1/4 sec., f4 48mm)

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[31 of 31 customers found this review helpful]

 
The Perfect Lens?
By Tom L.Verified Reviewer from Lovettsville, Virginia on 12/14/2006
Pros:
Compact Size, Fast focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Minor creep, Slight wobble in tele
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Sports in daytime, Travel Lens

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

[...]Very quiet, fast focus. Excellent range of focal length. The VR II vibration reduction works great. Going from wide angle to tele in a split second will free you up to capture those shots you've missed changing lenses. The perfect lens? You'll be hard pressed to find flaws. Just get one!

[34 of 35 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome lens
By Eric from Pottstown, PA on 12/7/2006
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Upgrade

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

This lens is very fast and very sharp. With excellent vibration reduction, this lens will let you take those long shots in low light. With such a low low-end focal length, it also makes a great general purpose lens.

It's light-weight and compact, and if you have the standard 18-80mm lens that comes with most kits, you'll probably start leaving it at home once you own this one.

[90 of 92 customers found this review helpful]

 
Wonderful lens --
By Mike HarpVerified Reviewer from Overland Park, Kansas on 11/26/2006
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

A great lens. I bought it[...] in June of this year. I then used it on an 18-day trip to Southern Africa this last summer attached to my D70s. This lens focuses very fast and silently, is very sharp, and is the lens I used about 60 percent of the time on this trip. The other lens I used is my 80-400VR Nikkor for the longer shots of more elusive animals.

If you can have only one lens, get the 18-200VR; it's that good. It also exhibits no bokeh or ghosting; and I shot several times right into the sun getting some beautiful sunset shots over the Zambezi river and the Okavango Delta. I blew up all of my shots for this trip to 12" x16" and they all turned out fabulous.

It's a very good "walking around" lens. It's very light and compact and doesn't exhibit any noticeable barrel distortion or pincushioning, and this thing has an 11x zoom range! I am now using it on my newly-acquired D200 and I'll be buying another one so my wife can use it on her D70s that I just handed down to her.

Incidentally, it focuses so fast that it keeps up with my D200 in it's five-frames-per-second mode on fast-moving objects. That's about all you can ask of it.

[68 of 88 customers found this review helpful]

 
A great lens. First rate!
By Photographer manVerified Reviewer from Greenville, SC on 11/15/2006
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast focus, Good glass, Light-weight, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work

Comments about Nikon Nikon 18-200 mm F/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF DX VR Lens:

It is a great lens. I bought it last spring, and have been very pleased. I use this lens most of the time. It is light, fast, and easy to use. Great lens!

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