28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF Zoom-Nikkor or 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor. I purchased the 28-200 because it was my favorite lens before my N90 got stolen.... I have 10 days to return this lens if Im not satisfied but I know I wont be able to use it much.. and so can someone post some pics and experiences? your thoughts? thank you in advance.
#1. "RE: Which lens is the better purchase" In response to Reply # 0
Dale City, US
I don't own either lens, nor have used either one, so take this for what it's worth!
From all the opinions and reviews I've read, the 55-200 is "okay", and focuses slowly considering its (supposedly wrongly given) AF-S designation. Everyone seems to think the 28-200 is a gem of a lens. Personally, I'd stick with what you have, but that's just my inexperienced opinion!
#3. "RE: Which lens is the better purchase" In response to Reply # 2
oh yeah! I've checked out the review and it sounds great.. just wanted to get some opinions, maybe someone could give me a good comparison on both lenses. Seems like 55-200 DX doesn't have much going for it except for it's AF-S which is already a questionable feature.
#5. "RE: Which lens is the better purchase" In response to Reply # 3
Rotty here are two pictures I took with the 55-200 indoors with my SB-600. I like the 28-200 its a great lens but the 55-200 is pretty good for the money, I get nice shots and the AF-S is not as fast as full ring version but still faster than screw driven lens.
Shot one: Hand held, 200mm focal length, shutter a slow 125(done on purpose), f5.6(wide open at 200), ISO 200, SB-600(non bounce), camera setting vivid and cropped by about 40%. All in all not bad for the settings.
Shot two: Hand held, 200mm focal lenght, shutter 250, f5.6(wide open again), ISO 200, SB-600(bounce), camera setting vivid and cropped around 35-40%.
All in all these are not optimal settings yet I think the 55-200 did okay. I wanted to shoot outside but its kind windy I was having trouble hand holding and not getting camera shake. Plus these are greatly reduced from the full jpeg and with some post processing may even be better. I need to buy Capture so I can shoot more in Raw.