Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical review

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Nikon 18-200 AF-S

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical (abbreviated as Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G) is a good all-round lens for cropped Nikon DX cameras. Until June 2012, it had the largest zoom ratio of any versatile Nikon Nikkor lens until it was released Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical and then Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1: 3.5-6.3G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical.

At one time, Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G was introduced along with the camera Nikon D200 and sometimes met as a lens from the package supplied with this camera (i.e. was a whale lens for Nikon D200) Due to the fact that Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G uses a very wide range of focal lengths, it can cope with a large number of simple photo tasks. So, Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G can act as a lens for every day, serve as an excellent solution during travel and will surely appeal to those people who do not like or are not used to changing lenses on their camera.

A complete list of all-all Nikon DX lenses (for cropped cameras) can be viewed here.

Nikon 18-200 AF-S

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Main technical specifications of Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical:

Review Instance Name Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical Ø72 Made in Thailand 2124734
Basic properties
Front Filter Diameter 72 mm, plastic thread for filters
Focal length 18-200 mm, the EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 27-300 mm (exactly so, the EGF is recounted even for Nikon DX lenses!)
Zoom ratio 11.11 X (usually rounded to 11)
Designed by for digital cameras Nikon DX
Number of aperture blades 7 rounded petals
Labels focusing distance in meters and feet, focal lengths for 18, 24, 35, 50, 70, 135, 200 mm, bayonet mount tag and lens hood mounts
Diaphragm 18 mm from F / 3.5 to F / 22. 200 mm from F / 5.6 to F / 36. The lens is deprived of the aperture control ring, control is via the camera menu (G - lens type)
MDF 0.5 m over the entire range of focal lengths, maximum magnification ratio 1: 4.5
The weight 565 g
Optical design 16 elements in 12 groups, 3 aspherical elements (aspherical elements are shown in blue in the optical diagram) and 2 ED elements (shown in yellow in the optical diagram, the image is clickable).nikon-18-200-radojuva-scheme
Lens hood Nikon HB-35
Manufacturer country MADE IN Thailand, while the lenses were produced in Japan from 2005 to 2006 and are labeled 'Made in Japan'
Period From November 2005 to July 2009, it was subsequently replaced by a similar version Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED SWM VR IF Aspherical
Price

A lot of special optical elements have been added to the optical design. Optical design DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical and Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED SWM VR IF Aspherical completely identical.

Nikon 18-200 AF-S

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Assembly

A copy of this review was made in Thailand. At the same time, the first batch of Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G lenses from 2005 to 2006 were produced in Japan. As far as I know, there are no differences between the Japanese and Thai versions of the lens. To the touch Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G is pleasant and weighty, its weight is a little more than 500 grams. The lens uses large enough filters with a diameter of 72 mm.

Please note that the Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G on the bayonet side has a special rubber gasket, which is a sign that the lens has dust and moisture protection. Unfortunately, the exact level of protection of the lens from environmental influences is not specified anywhere on official sources.

The focus ring is plastic, and the zoom lens is rubberized. Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G has metal bayonet mount. The retractable lens barrel consists of two sections, to the touch they are quite durable, without any backlash.

There is a bayonet mount mark and a mark on the case for quick installation of the hood. The lens uses a plastic hood HB-35, which is fixed in special grooves located near the front lens of the lens. The hood can be installed in the opposite direction for transportation. In this position, access to the zoom ring is practically not lost.

For review, I used a lens that has been in continuous use. This instance suffers from a spontaneous change in focal length under its own weight (the trunk of the lens itself lengthens or shortens). At one time, I used the new Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G, where such a problem did not exist. Most likely, the spontaneous movement of the trunk occurs only after a certain time of using the lens. And, most likely, for this reason in 2009 Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G was replaced by a modified version Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED SWM VR IF Aspherical (name changed to 'GII').

The Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G comes with a soft case CL-1018, and the lens itself comes in a small cardboard box with a characteristic Nikon coloring.

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Diaphragm

Diaphragm lens consists of 7 rounded petalswhich form a fairly even hole. Diaphragm closes to F / 22 at 18mm and to F / 36 at 200mm of focal length.

Unfortunately, Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G cannot boast of good aperture.

There are marks with a focal length on the zoom ring, the following is a list with the minimum numbers F available for these marks:

  • 18 mm - F / 3.5
  • 24 mm - F / 3.8
  • 35 mm - F / 4.2
  • 50 mm - F / 4.5
  • 70 mm - F / 5
  • 135 mm - F / 5.6
  • 200 mm - F / 5.6
Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Stabilizer

Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G has a VR stabilizer (in fact, VR II - the second generation), which according to the instructions can compensate 3.5 stops by shutter speed (sometimes in brochures and other reviews they usually write 'up to 4 stops'). In values excerpts this means that you can shoot at shutter speeds 10-12 times longer than what the lens without a stabilizer requires.

To turn on / off the stabilizer on the lens there is a button 'VR ON / OFF'. The stabilizer can operate in two modes: 'Normal' and 'Active'.

'Normal' mode designed for most scenes and avoids movement when camera shake. Theoretically, the 'Normal' mode can still track the movement of the camera to create panoramas.

Active Mode most suitable for shooting when the camera can not only shake, but also move in different directions. Most often, it is advised to use this mode when shooting in motion.

The stabilizer itself works well. I was able to take pictures without grease and hard work at 200 mm focal length and 1/30 second.

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical with original hood HB-35

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical with the original hood HB-35 in transport mode

Focusing

Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G focuses quite quietly thanks to 'SWM'-motor (Silent Wbird Motor - quiet wave motor) and refers to the lens'AF-S'type (with built-in motor focusing), and therefore it will automatically focus on any Nikon digital SLR camera.

Auto Focus Speed ​​- average. Unfortunately, many other Nikon DX universal lenses focus much faster than this Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G. Focusing time from MDF (minimum focusing distance) to infinity and vice versa is comparable to Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical. On cameras D700, D2xs и Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro the lens focuses rather tenaciously and does not release objects from the zone of sharpness.

During focusing, the front and rear lenses remain stationary, as the lens uses internal focusthat is indicated on the case by the letters'IF'-'Internal Focus' - 'Inner Focus'. The front lens does not rotate while zooming. It is possible to use any filters without problems.

The minimum focusing distance is only 50 cm, while you can shoot Macro with 1: 4.5 magnification. Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G has a window with a scale of distances in meters and feet. There is no IPIG scale as well as labels for working in the infrared spectrum. In manual focus mode, the ring rotates approximately 90 degrees, when it reaches the extreme positions it does not rest, but continues to slide, without affecting the focus.

On the lens housing you can find focus switch 'M / A - M'. In the 'M / A' position, auto focus works with constant manual focus priority. The 'M / A' mode is very convenient and useful - for manual focusing or focus correction, you do not need to additionally switch the lens to the 'M' mode. You can turn on the 'M / A' mode and forget about this switch forever.

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Compatibility and Features

Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G will work correctly with all Nikon digital SLR cameras (full list here).

When using the lens on Nikon FX full-format cameras with the image area 'FX Format (36x24)' at all focal lengths, all focusing distances and all aperture values, a strong vignetting or completely black edges of the image will be noticeable. Minimum vignetting is available at 200 mm focal length, focus at infinity and aperture of F / 5.6. Using a lens hood only enhances vignetting. Work in the 'Format FX (36x24)' mode is undocumented and I write about it purely for educational purposes.

If on Nikon FX cameras select 'Image area' -> 'Auto. DX Crop '->' On ', then after attaching a Nikon DX lens to such a camera, the camera will automatically use' DX Format (24x16) '.

Native alternatives to Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G may be:

  1. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical
  2. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical
  3. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED SWM VR IF Aspherical
  4. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical
  5. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-300mm 1: 3.5-6.3G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

All these lenses have a built-in image stabilizer and a large range of focal lengths, which starts with the same 18 mm.

Also, note that while changing the focal length, the rear lens moves in the middle of the lens body like a pump - it draws in and pushes out air. This behavior of the rear lens is called 'effect' of a vacuum cleaner, which can increase the amount of dust that accumulates in the camera.

Analogue for Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical for Nikon FX full-format cameras NIKON ED AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm 1: 3.5-5.6G SWM VR IF Aspherical.

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical with original hood HB-35

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical with original hood HB-35

Image quality

The lens gives good image quality, of course, with quality at fix lenses it does not compare. The lens is sharp in the center of the frame, even at maximum apertures of F / 3.5-F / 5.6. Excellent sharpness occurs at f / 8.0. Aberrations are well fixed, given the huge zoom ratio. Strong barrel-shaped visible at 18 mm distortion. Vignetting very noticeable on the same 18 mm and F / 3.5.

Using light filters does not enhance vignetting. The lens behaves well in side and backlight, creating a contrasting image, which is not surprising for a 'dark zoom lens'.

You can download RAW source files at this link (17 files in the '.RAF' format, 240 MB). All photos were shot on Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro. All photos in this gallery are on-camera JPEG without processing. You can see more examples of photos from this lens in the review Nikon D2xs.

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

My experience

Overall, the Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G is a nice all-rounder.

Personally, I would not change Nikon 18-105 / 3.5-5.6G, Nikon 18-140 / 3.5-5.6G on this Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G. If I would only have Nikon 18-55 / 3.5-5.6 (any version of it), or old Nikon 18-70 / 3.5-4.5G и Nikon 18-135 / 3.5-5.6G, then I would seriously think about the replacement.

Dimensions Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical with original HB-35 blend

Dimensions Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical with original HB-35 blend

A few more photos of the lens:

Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF Nano Crystal Coat and Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Enlightenment of lenses of lenses Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF Nano Crystal Coat and Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

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Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical on the legendary Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro camera

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical on the legendary camera Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Prices for Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

Actual lens prices are available see here, or in the price block below:

Dimensions Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical and Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF Nano Crystal Coat

The sizes of the Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical and Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1: 4G ED SWM VR IF Nano Crystal Coat

Alternatives

Below is a list of all hyper-zooms for SLR or mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor and a range of focal lengths greater than or equal to the classic 18-200 mm.

Tamron (different mounts):

  1. Model A14 Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF (IF) Aspherical LD ​​XR DiII Macro, February 2005. Country of origin Japan or China. The Pentax version has a metal mount; for Nikon / Canon / Sony / Minolta, the mount is plastic. In March 2008, an improved model appears for Nikon cameras Tamron model A14 NII with built-in focus motor, focus mode switch, 8 microprocessor pins and metal mount.
  2. PROMASTER 18-200/3.5-6.3 DIGITAL XR EDO AF Aspherical LD ​​(IF) Macrois a model Tamron model a14 under the brand Promaster. Japanese assembly.
  3. Model B018 Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF Di II VCAugust 2015.
  4. Model B011 Tamron 18-200 mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di III VC, black or silver, December 2011, for cameras with Sony E mount and Canon EOS M
  5. Model A18 Tamron 18-250/3.5-6.3 AF Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Macro, September 2006. Country of origin Japan or China. In December 2007 an improved model appears for Nikon cameras Tamron model A18 NII with built-in focus motor, focus mode switch and 8 microprocessor pins.
  6. Model B003 Tamron 18-270/3.5-6.3 AF Di II LD [IF] Aspherical VC MacroJuly 2008.
  7. Model B008 Tamron 18-270/3.5-6.3 AF Di II VC PZD, December 2010. Country of origin China or Vietnam.
  8. Model B008TS Tamron 18-270/3.5-6.3 AF Di II VC PZDSeptember 2016.
  9. Model B016 Tamron 16-300/3.5-6.3 AF Di II VC PZD Macro, February 2014.
  10. Model B028 Tamron 18-400/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLDJune 2017.

Sigma (different mounts):

  1. Sigma 18-200 mm/3.5-6.3 Zoom DC , February 2005.
  2. Quantaray 18-200/3.5-6.3 Dio Multi-Coated, previous lens under the delusion of 'Quantaray'
  3. Sigma 18-200/3.5-6.3 Zoom DC (+ -HSM) OS (Optical Stabilizer)September 2006 velvet or smooth black body. The HSM motor is only available on Nikon camera lenses.
  4. Quantaray 18-200/3.5-6.3 Dio OS (+ -HSM) Multi-Coated, previous lens under the delusion of 'Quantaray'.
  5. Sigma 18-200/3.5-6.3 II Zoom DC HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)October 2011.
  6. Sigma 18-200/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM MACRO | C (Contemporary, Optical Stabilizer), January 2014.
  7. Sigma 18-250/3.5-6.3 Zoom DC HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)January 2009
  8. Sigma 18-250/3.5-6.3 Zoom DC Macro HSM OS (Optical Stabilizer)June 2012.
  9. Sigma 18-300/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM MACRO | C (Contemporary, Optical Stabilizer)September 2014.

Nikon (F):

  1. Nikon 18-200/3.5-5.6G DX VRNovember 2005.
  2. Nikon 18-200/3.5-5.6GII DX VRJuly 2009.
  3. Nikon 18-300/3.5-5.6G DX VRJune 2012.
  4. Nikon 18-300/3.5-6.3G DX VRApril 2014.

Sony ('A' or 'E'):

  1. Sony 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF DT mount A is likely to use an optical circuit Tamron model a14.
  2. Minolta 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF DT Dmount A is likely to use an optical circuit Tamron a14
  3. Sony 18-250/3.5-6.3 AF DT, A mount, since 2007, most likely uses optical design Tamron model a18.
  4. Sony 18-200/3.5-6.3 OSSmount E + its copy in the face Hasselblad E 3.5-6.3 / 18-200 OSS
  5. Sony 18-200/3.5-6.3 OSS LE, E mount
  6. Sony 18-200/3.5-6.3 PZ OSS, E mount

Pentax (K):

  1. Pentax 18-250/3.5-6.3 AL SMC DA [IF], October 2007, most likely uses an optical circuit Tamron model a18.
  2. Pentax 18-270/3.5-6.3 ED SMC DA SDM, September 2012, most likely uses an optical circuit Tamron model b008.
  3. Samsung 18-250/ 3.5-6.3, with Pentax KAF2 mount, 2008, (most likely uses optical design Tamron model a18.

Canon (EFS):

  1. Canon 18-200/3.5-5.6 IS Zoom Lens EF-S (Image Sbabilizer)August 2008.

Samsung (NX):

  1. Samsung 18-200/3.5-5.6 ED OIS i-Functionmount Samsung NX

An accurate list of all Nikon DX Nikkor lenses

  1. 10.5 mm/2.8G AF Fisheye [gold ring]
  2. 35 mm/1.8G AF-S
  3. 40 mm/2.8G AF-S Microphone
  4. 85 mm/3.5G AF-S VR Microphone
  5. 10-20 mm/4.5-5.6G AF-P VR
  6. 10-24 mm/3.5-4.5G AF-S
  7. 12-24 mm/4G AF-S [gold ring]
  8. 16-80 mm/ 2.8-4IN AF-S VR [gold ring]
  9. 16-85 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  10. 17-55 mm/2.8G AF-S [gold ring]
  11. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S [black / silver]
  12. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S [black / silver]
  13. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  14. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S VR
  15. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-P
  16. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-P VR
  17. 18-70 mm/3.5-4.5G AF-S
  18. 18-105 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Thailand / China]
  19. 18-135 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S
  20. 18-140 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Thailand / China]
  21. 18-200 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Japan / China]
  22. 18-200 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S VR
  23. 18-300 mm/3.5-5.6G VR
  24. 18-300 mm/3.5-6.3G VR
  25. 55-200 mm/4-5.6G AF-S [black / silver, Japan / China]
  26. 55-200 mm/4-5.6G AF-S VR
  27. 55-200 mm/4-5.6GII ED VR
  28. 55-300 mm/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  29. 70-300 mm/4.5-6.3G AF-P
  30. 70-300 mm/4.5-6.3G AF-P VR

Results

Nikon 18-200 / 3.5-5.6G - good universal zoom lens for Nikon DX cameras. Attracts 11-fold zoom, image stabilizer and good quality photos. The lens is great for traveling and everyday shooting, especially if you do not want to change lenses often. On sale you can find only more new version of GII.

The material was prepared by Arkady Shapoval. My Youtube channeland Radozhiva's group on Facebook и VK.

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Comments: 183, on the topic: Review of Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED SWM VR IF Aspherical

  • Anna

    I will try to explain. It seems to me that each characteristic should have a reference point. Otherwise, it turns out that the magnification of the zoom lens, i.e. the lens causing the approximation (after all, the summation is translated as magnification), is an uninformative value. Well, imagine, lenses with FR 12-24 and 35-70 have the same magnification, which means this term loses its logical value. For example, the boiling point of water is 0, and everything is clear here. That's why I got interested. I understand that the lens magnification is a very conditional value and you need to focus on the FR value. ;) Well, do not judge strictly for some confusion in the head of the blonde :), especially since this is of the topic.
    .

    • Anatoly

      The value of the DF and the size of the matrix (can be calculated by EFR).
      In principle, once upon a time, according to ancient counting racks for binoculars, I calculated the "magnification" of the lens, taking the size of the frame as the field of view of the human eye at a distance, it seems, 42mm (I stuck the calculations somewhere long ago).
      Maybe it makes sense for long-focal lengths - to indicate that this "12x" (like 12x binoculars) ...

  • Alexey

    Arkady, good afternoon. Thanks, good review. I have only one question: will this lens fit the fudji S 3 pro in functionality (the camera is old, and I saw that there are fewer contacts on the camera than on the lens)?

  • Eugene

    How great is the advantage of this lens similar to Sigma or Tamron 18-200? Will there be a noticeable difference for the travel photo for my album? In general, for a comfortable shooting? Is it worth saving? If so, which of the alternatives is better?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      How great is the advantage of this lens similar to Sigma or Tamron 18-200?

      Similar Taromnov and Sigma are dark darkness, their versions are indicated in the review. There is neither desire nor opportunity to compare with each one separately.

      Will there be a noticeable difference for the travel photo for my album?

      Here the question is - can you personally notice this difference. Also, the difference at closed apertures will be less noticeable than at open ones.

      In general, for a comfortable shooting?

      It depends entirely on your personal preferences / opinions / experience.

      Is it worth saving?

      You decide. I would not save, but if there are such questions, then there is no money.

      If so, which of the alternatives is better?

      A good alternative is Nikon 18-300 / 3.5-5.6, Nikon 18-300 / 3.5-6.3, Sigma 18-200 C, Sigma 18-300 C, Tamron 16-300

  • Eugene

    Thanks for answers. There is money, but there is also interest in saving. The truth is also interesting. In the secondary market, the price of sigma and tamrons is about UAH 1900-2500, and nikonones is about 6000.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      The sigma and tamrons indicated by me above are not worth 2500 at all, but they can be more expensive than relatives 18-200.

  • Dmitry Nosov

    All the same, I bought (used for 6500) instead of my 18-105 (successfully sold for 3500), while satisfied, the stabilizer is at a height ...

  • Valery

    In 2013, my teska did not receive an answer to the question:
    === I want to buy a lens, I am faced with the choice of either Nikon 18-200mm f / 3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR II DX Zoom-Nikkor or Nikon 16-85 mm f / 3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor value focal lengths and price are not important for me the main direction image quality build quality WHAT which of these two lenses would you recommend to buy ????? ===
    Valera probably has one problem. Time goes by. The question remains.
    I have little experience about myself, so I cannot give myself an answer to this question.
    Please help with a choice.
    Do not talk about fixes, a zoom for walking and vacation.

    • anonym

      18-140

      • Valery

        Welcome.
        Looked, read. So I realized that 18-140 was designed for a matrix with a higher resolution than the same 16-85 and it is better to take what will be fresher.

  • Shade

    A question arose of the following nature. I am the second owner of the same lens, I bought it manually and did not have enough to check EXIF ​​when buying a thinker. After some time in the process of shooting, looking through the data, I noticed that at the focal length between 150 and 200 mm, as well as at the maximum possible 200 mm, 170 mm fits into EXIF. So what is this connected with and how is it treated? Thanks in advance.

  • Vic 946

    Tell me which of the lenses is more suitable for the existing 18-105mm, 18-200 or 55-200 and briefly about their disadvantages and advantages, thanks in advance. I'm just an amateur pensioner, Nikon D-90 camera.

    • lynx

      you don’t need them, unless you need mega-zoom for shooting birds ..
      and here it’s better to take 70-300.

  • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

    Hello. A Nikon D5000 camera and a Nikon 18-105mm 1: 3.5-5.6G ED Nikkor VR AF-S SWM DX IF Aspherical are available. There is a review on the site. The lens is simple and not very ordinary. I shoot mostly portraits and landscape shots. I would like to take something more interesting, but in a reasonable price category. The choice fell on the Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII ED SWM VR IF Aspherical. Advise if it makes sense to take this or for landscape photography you can advise something else.

  • Lilia

    So many lenses. I'm confused…
    I need a lens from 18 (for example) to 140 because I already have 18-105 quite a bit lacking (and it’s not good in light) to enlarge for my photos.
    Need a lens for a photo in a room without a flash, a little more zoom than 105
    And I got stuck. I chose one thing I saved up bought. Other. Stuck ...

    • Lilia

      Taking pictures of children. On nikode d7000

      • KalekseyG

        Take the good old 80 (70) -200 (210) f4 AF

        • Paul

          Those. Do you offer a girl to take 80-200 and try to catch a child? With a weight of 1300g and MDF 1.5 m ??? Yes, you monster my friend)))) No offense

          • Valery A.

            And what about MDF? Great weight at 55-200, but it does not have much light. Like 18-140.

            • Michael

              “I need a lens for indoor photography without flash”

  • Alexander

    I have been using this lens for a long time, with Fuji 5s pro. Of the nuances, on the long end lathers, on wide vignetting. When stitching panoramas it is visible, but not always, with single shots it is almost not noticeable. When carrying the camera on a belt, the lens immediately extends to its full length, it is not convenient and there is a high probability of breaking it. It focuses quickly, it suits me. VR also helps a lot, but the battery eats well. He wanted to sell, thought and decided to leave. There is a line of AF fixes and zooms with focal lengths 16-200. But it is very good for traveling, carparativs, for shooting.

  • Ruslan

    Good day! Maybe someone will benefit from my experience. I have the 2nd version of this lens. My opinion, I do not impose on anyone, is an excellent lens, sharp, contrasting, colorful, high-quality made and pleasant to use. I specially compared it with the new Tamron 16-300mm VC PZD, according to Nikon results, I liked the picture, workmanship, sharpness, and generally everyone much more. I use it on the Nikon D7200. Perhaps I came across an unsuccessful instance from Tamron. I once had a Tamron 70-300mm VC USD, but I really liked it, unlike 16-300mm.

  • Lee

    Hello. What to do ? What to do? I want to buy a lens on Nikon d3200. I am faced with the choice of 55-200 (since there is a whale 18-55) or 18-200 or maybe 18-140?
    The lens is needed for shooting sports events, exhibitions. Architecture.

    • BB

      For your 18-55 buy something long telephoto: 70-300 / 4,5-5,6 or 55-300, 55-200, they will give a better picture than 18-200.
      140mm is often not enough.

      • Lee

        Thank you.

    • Denis

      take 16-85, 18-105 or 18-140

  • Peter

    about the stabilizer and switch active normal

  • Peter

    In normal mode, Nikon VR lenses suppress camera shake, automatically detect when you shoot with horizontal wiring and suppress shake only along the vertical axis.
    Active mode should be used when shooting from a moving car or airplane. The frequency of camera shake that occurs when shooting with hands differs from the frequency of shake when shooting from a moving platform. Active VR mode was designed to compensate for various vibrations that occur when you are shooting from a car, boat, train or plane, or even from a helicopter. Unlike normal mode, horizontal wiring in active mode is not automatically recognized. If you want to shoot with horizontal wiring, it is recommended that you use normal mode.

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