Nikon 18mm - 200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Wide Angle Telephoto Zoom-Nikkor Lens - Grey Market

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About Nikon

• Nikon's 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor is a high-ratio 11x zoom lens with Nikon's exclusive VR (Vibration Reduction) technology. Nikon's VR provides the equivalent of a shutter speed 4 steps faster than would otherwise be possible, enabling substantially sharper pictures in challenging conditions. The Nikkor 18-200mm lens incorporates two ED glass and three aspheric lens elements to provide optimal color, contrast and clarity while minimizing chromatic aberrations and other distortion, resulting in outstanding image quality and versatility. In addition, Nikon's compact AF-S Silent Wave Motor provides fast and quiet autofocusing while the M/A mode allows for simultaneous switching between Autofocus and manual focus operation.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Consistent output (16),Fast / accurate auto-focus (16),Durable (12),Easily interchangeable (10),Lightweight (9),Strong construction (8),Rugged (6),Nice bokeh (3)
Cons:
Lens creep (8),Poor in low light (6),Heavy (3),Slow focus (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (16),Sports/action (14),Wildlife photos (10),Weddings (7),General purpose (6),Low light (4),Macro photography (4),Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (11),Photo enthusiast (6),Casual photographer (5),Semi-professional (3)

Nikon Features

  • 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 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 forout-of-focus elements
  • Enables focusing from as close as 50cm (20 in.) 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

Nikon Specifications

Focal Length
18mm - 200mm (equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format)
Maximum aperture
f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum aperture
f/22 - 36
Lens construction
16 elements in 12 groups (two ED glass elements, three aspherical lens elements)
Picture angle
76° - 8°
Minimum focus range
0.5m (1.6 ft.)
Attachment size
72mm
Dimensions (approx.)
77 x 96.5mm (3.0 x 3.8 in.)
Weight (approx.)
560g (19.8 oz.)
Optional accessories
72mm screw-in filters

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 31 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT LENS AT A GREAT PRICE !!!!!

I USE THIS LENS WITH THE NIKON D-300 CAMERA AND COULD NOT BE HAPPIER. I DECIDED TO SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY OVER THE SIGMA OR OTHER BRANDS, AND ITS PAID OFF. THE VR IS GREAT WITHOUT A TRIPOD. I TAKE PICTURE OF EVERYTHING FROM SPORTS,PORTRAITS,WILDLIFE, AND IT PERFORMS GREAT. AUTOFOCUS NO PROBLEM AT ANY FOCAL LENGHT. THIS IS THE DO IT ALL LENS,I DONT LEAVE HOME WITH OUT IT. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS TELLING ME TO SELL MY PICTURES ,CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS LENS !!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Slow to focus, but might have been...

This particular lens was used, and may have been defective, so I would not generalize my experience to all of the 18-200 mm Nikon lenses. I think this one was damaged. At this time I am not trying another lens, I will make do with what I have.

Reviewed by 31 customers

 
5.0

Excellent buy.

By

from New Orleans LA  -  Film Professional

I purchased this type of lens on the recommendation of the company doing the conversion of my Nikon D2X to infrared use. It works extremely well. I have bought a good bit of my equipment from Adorama. I have been satisfied in every case//

 
4.0

Fantastic Lens - Great Versitility!

By

from Saratoga Springs, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens is great! The clarity is good, although there is distortion and chromatic abrasion at either end - it's not something that you can't fix in Lightroom or Photoshop. The most important thing to me, though, is the convenience of it all. I hate changing lenses and getting my sensor dirty each time, so this works awesome for that problem!

 
4.0

Fantastic all around travel lens

By

from Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I got this lens for my Nikon D90 crop sensor body exclusively for a trip to Europe, I traveled with this lens and a 35mm f2, and that was all I used, the 18-200 pretty much stayed on the camera 80% of the time Not particularly light weight but comfortable to carry, very sharp, focus was accurate and consistent, at f8 gives fantastic results but I was not afraid to shoot wide open, VR works as is supposed to, Bokeh is achievable at the longer end like 135mm and 200mm with a pleasant result , I used to shoot Canon and had the 18-200 IS on the Canon mount, not a bad lens, but this Nikon is simply superior in every way with USM, manual focus overide and built. The newer VRII is the same lens as this VR I, but includes a Lock button at 18mm and a gold badge, while this lens did not suffer from creep, it would be nice to have the locking button, other wise, the results are pretty much the same in every way to the VRI (BTW is the same VR system on both lens so don't get confused by the VR I and II) In general this could be very well a real one lens solution for most users, I will confess that I will not get rid of my prime and faster lens, but for fun and walking around without a bag full of stuff, this lens really delivers.

 
5.0

Great Lens - like new

By

from Chapel Hill NC  -  Photography Student

I have this lens on my camera all the time. Rarely have to change lenses.

 
1.0

Slow to focus, but might have been...

By

from Canton, TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This particular lens was used, and may have been defective, so I would not generalize my experience to all of the 18-200 mm Nikon lenses. I think this one was damaged. At this time I am not trying another lens, I will make do with what I have.

 
5.0

Great Lens!

By

from Rhode Island  -  Casual Photographer

I've had the chance to use this lens indoor and outdoor in a number of situations. The stabilization is great, especially zoomed in! The photos have been great so far. I haven't tried it in a sport setting, but the limited action shots (outdoors) have been good. I'm liking this lens for all-round use through out the range: from wide angle to zoom.

 
5.0

Great

By

from Kansas City  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The best purchase I have made in a while

 
5.0

I love it!

By

from Katy, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Slow to focus, but whaever, I can work around it. Love the zoom range and I have it in my photo work and family shots. I Sold my d700, 24-70, all the good stuff I had because I had to downsize. I got this lens with my old d60. If you know how to work light you got a nice lens at an awesome price right here.

 
5.0

Nikon 18mm-200mm VR

By

from Boston  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought this lens used in very good conditions, also the price was very convenient. The description matched the product. Thank you Adorama

 
1.0

Defective

By

from Dallas, Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have yet to receive a functioning lens.

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