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

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

Postby Big Pix » Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:01 am

The 18-200 mm I am finding on my camera more often. The range of this lens is quite good, yes there is some barrel distortion at the short end, but at the long end I find more than acceptable. Value for money as a walk about lens or travel lens is very good. the only down side for me is the lens is a tad slow, but easy fixed using a higher ISO.......

The light was not good, but my results are fair. A brighter day would have been better, but I had the time so...... all shot using the Nikon 18-200mm

ISO 320 2000 @ 5.6
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ISO 320 160 @ 5.6 Shot through glass with overhead lighting
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Postby Gordon Laing » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:42 am

POST BY WELLY MOVED TO EXISTING 18-200MM THREAD

A few photos taken with my new 18-200mm. I don't know about you, but I think it's pretty sharp!

Shot with a Nikon D70s. I realise the two images are fairly similar, but wanted to prove the sharpness wasn't a fluke on my part! :)


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Postby Big Pix » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:48 am

moved post........

....... a quick shot of a sea gull in flight, hand held..... for a walk about, and general purpose lens, I find the 18-200 mm very good. On the D2Xs & D300 I am finding that the lens is a lot quicker to focus and a lot sharper than when I was using said lens on a D70s....... and my lens is about 18 months old, some lens creep, but I tend to carry my gear in a bag unless shooting, less chance of equipment being damaged.......

D2Xs 18-200 mm ISO 200 AF-C 750@f8 hand held, full frame image @ 200mm
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EDIT: ...... sorry for the break in transmission..... a seniors moment.....
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Postby Bob Andersson » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:47 pm

POST BY Quentin MOVED TO THIS THREAD

Lovely image Big Pix,

Don't know if its the perspective but the wings are nice and long. Give's the bird a very determined and powerful aspect

Thanks for sharing

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Postby Thomas » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:59 pm

This was done at 200mm wide open:

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Racing at Auckland

You can see that the lens is sharp at the long end plus it shows almost no color fringing (this is a standard situation against the glaring sun at the sea to reveal CA!)
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Postby Gregory.Rotter » Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:18 pm

i can see some on the edges of white bits of sun reflection in the water :P I know, you said almost :lol:
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Postby Thomas » Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:36 pm

Hehe, look at the following pic to know what fringing is all about:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38912116@N00/1444256940.
(from my review of the Tokina 80-400mm)
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Postby Gregory.Rotter » Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:48 pm

ooooooh...purple glitter on the sea :lol:
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Postby ChinaMark » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:07 pm

This was more luck than judgment, but here's a good example of how sharp the 18-200mm can be:
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and a 100% crop:

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This was taken with my D80 at Monkey Island in Sanya, China and the stats are:

112mm f5.6 ISO 160

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Postby Kenneth Skou » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:08 pm

Hey Thomas,

Ken Rockwell claims that the D300 corrects this somehow. You've had this lens when your D80 was your prime body, have you noticed this?

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Postby Thomas » Tue May 06, 2008 5:31 pm

The D300 does what any decent post-procesing software does: It tries to correct CA when developing the jpg. But the more CA there is the harder it gets to make a sharp conversion from the RAW
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Postby SSB » Sun May 18, 2008 10:28 am

Big Pix wrote: On the D2Xs & D300 I am finding that the lens is a lot quicker to focus and a lot sharper than when I was using said lens on a D70s.......


I recently bought a D60 kit (w 18-55mm VR lens) and was thinking of upgrading to the 18-200mm VR lens. If the 18-200mm lens is slow to focus on the D70, would that mean that its also likely to be slow on the D60? should i reconsider buying that lens?
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Postby smiles77 » Sun May 18, 2008 2:57 pm

i checked out the 18-200mmVR in the store, it focuses very quickly on the d60. although i cannot compare it to other bodies at this time :P
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Postby SSB » Mon May 19, 2008 12:49 pm

Thanks, smiles77! i'll be checking out the lens at the stores soon :D
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Postby smiles77 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:18 pm

Hahaha apparently this lens emits a sound that irritates my girlfriend to no end. I can not hear it, so i assume its a sensitive female hearing thing, since they can hear higher pitched sounds.
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