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About Nikon 18-200mm

This Nikon 18-200mm Bundle comes with $14.90 worth of free accessories including a Vivitar 3-Piece 72mm UV/CPL/ND Filter Kit and Shipping is free!

New ultra-high ratio zoom lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II for use expressly with Nikon DX-format digital-SLR cameras.

A number of unique Nikon technologies have been developed for, and applied to, including a high zoom magnification of 11.1x, a Vibration Reductiaon (VR II) image stabilization system that provides camera shake compensation equivalent to increases in shutter speed by four stops, and a Silent Wave Motor (SWM), as well as a zoom lock switch. Designed expressly for use with Nikon digital-SLR cameras, exceptional image performance is assured.

As the compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II covers an extremely wide range of focal lengths (18-200mm, equivalent to 27-300mm in 35mm format; a zoom magnification of 11.1x), it offers excellent versatility for various scenes that include portraits and landscapes. The addition of a zoom lock switch allows photographers to secure the lens barrel at its minimum length, eliminating the natural gravitational effect that can draw the barrel downward during transport.

This lens offers superior optical performance in a compact size of just 77 x 96.5 mm, despite a high zoom magnification of 11.1x. Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) assures fast and quiet autofocusing.

The Vibration Reduction system (VR II) provides camera shake compensation equivalent to increases in shutter speed by four steps. Two Vibration Reduction modes are available.

NORMAL VR mode: Reduces ordinary camera shake. Panning is also supported.

ACTIVE VR mode: Reduces extreme camera shake, such as that which occurs when shooting from a moving vehicle.

Optics, optimized for use with digital-SLR cameras, utilize two ED glass elements and three aspherical lenses for optimum balance of chromatic aberration, astigmatism and distortion compensation, allowing for capture of images exhibiting extraordinary fidelity, with vivid color, high resolution and crisp contrast.

Although DX NIKKOR lenses can be attached to 35mm-format and IX 240-format film cameras, the smaller image circle they project on the film plane prohibits compatibility with these cameras. When this (or any DX NIKKOR) lens is mounted on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR, with the Image Area option set to Auto DX crop (default), the camera recognizes that a DX NIKKOR lens is in use and the DX crop mode is activated automatically.

The Nikon 18-200mm is commonly used for Everyday, Home, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 18-200mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Casual user, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 18-200mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 18-200mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Reliable, Rugged and Strong construction

Nikon 18-200mm Features

  • 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 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 18-200mm Specifications

Focal Length
18mm - 200mm (equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format)
Format Compatibility: Nikon DX, Nikon FX in DX Crop Mode
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
Dimensions (approx.)
77 x 96.5mm (3.0 x 3.8 in.)
Weight (approx.)
560g (19.7 oz.)
Optional accessories
72mm screw-in filters
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Most Liked Positive Review


Unexpectedly love this camera more than any other!

After borrowing a friend D90 a bunch of times, i knew i wanted my own. After checking out a local camera shop I was torn between the D90 and D5100. I did a lot of research and decided on the D5100 as my camera. I really liked the D90 everytime i used it, but now after using the D5100 i would never look back. Its easy to use, has a ton of cool features, and the swivel screen LCD display comes in handy more times than you'd ever imagine.


Most Liked Negative Review


Fuzzy Pictures

Do not buy this camera. The lens do not produce sharp images.

Reviewed by 332 customers


Great lens, only got 1 UV filter. Picture shows 3 filters


Lens is great. Description says "with 72mm wide UV" filter but picture shows 3 filters. I thought I would be getting 3 filters but only received 1. Don't assume from picture


auto focus fails after 2 years


I found this lens to be excellent when paired with the Nikon D7100. It is a fine all around lens. However, after 2 years, and not heavy use, the auto focus no longer works. Initial research indicates an expensive repair.


Great lens ! Replaces my older 18-200


I believe the 18-200 is the best all around "normal" lens that Nikon has ever made. I own two of them

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Lens creep


I found a easy solution that has worked for years. I took a 2'' elastic strip found at a sewing counter and made a band around the lens, just snug enough to allow manual turning, but will not let the lens creep. Easily removed, but I keep it on all of the time. It is black so it is barely noticeable Good luck.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Super versatile lens


Though you might need a flash at 3.5 often I find this lens per forms beautifully at parties, concerts and other low light events.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


First impression is good


I bought this lens to replace the kit 18-55mm lens. My hopes for this lens were that it would be relatively compact and light and that it would outperform the kit lens as far as contrast and of course much better zoom. It meets most of my expectations. It is compact for a 200mm but is much larger and heavier than the 18-55mm. They talk about the silent wave auto focus. It is quieter than the kit lens but it clicks when focusing which is almost more annoying. The picture quality seems better than the kit lens and the zoom is great. Overall I would recommend it but I don't know if it takes the place of the 18-55mm in terms of portability.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


covers my zoom needs


heavier than expected, but, really does the job. i am very pleased with the quality of pix across all ranges

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Do-able. I guess, it gets the job done.


Takes very good pictures compare to some higher end models of other brands. Video quality is a BIG NO NO. The video quality is too choppy and not very smooth when compared to other brand. Not recommending this camera because there are two newer model.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Best Carry Everywhere Lens


This lens covers everything from a respectable wide angle to almost super telephoto range. It can do almost macrophotography and is a fine portrait lens, particularly if you shoot wide open. It also features Vibration Reduction for hand holding under borderline lighting conditions. It's reasonably small so you can take it anywhere. It's probably the perfect travel photograpny lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Focus


This is my second version of this model. Since my first lens there have been two revisions and have to say while I was in love with the first lens this one is even better. The focusing is tight, clear and with VR you can't take a better picture. This is a great all around lens and is my go to for just about everything.


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Luis Manuel C  I just bought a Nikon D3200 if i whanted to ad an extra lens what would be that lens?
PATRICIA V  I have no idea. What lens came in the bundle.
Luis Manuel C  The lens that came with the camera is the new 18 to 50 mm VR2
dora d  will this lens work with d3000?
TOM D  dora d, this lens will indeed work with a Nikon D3000. (I am assuming your question regards whether the lens will auto focus or not, and the answer is yes as it has an autofocus motor in the lens.)
dora d  thank you, trying to make a decision on buying a longer lens..
dora d  will this lens work with d3000?
TOM D  dora d, this lens will indeed work with a Nikon D3000. (I am assuming your question regards whether the lens will auto focus or not, and the answer is yes as it has an autofocus motor in the lens.)
dora d  thank you, trying to make a decision on buying a longer lens..
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