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Floridian

Tallahassee, Florida, US
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"RE: 18-200"

Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007
Mon 07-Jan-13 08:06 PM

>I keep reading that the lens gets bashed, but I'm not sure
>who is doing this bashing...

Nice photos, Chris! As to who does the bashing, I've seen it bashed more than once here on Nikonians. (Don't know if I should have put that post up, but I was stuck at an airport with my laptop in front of me with photos I'd taken in the past few days, which prompted me to do it.)

>... And any lens with it's very
>aggressive zoom range is going to have significant
>limitations, but it is still capable of producing very nice,
>compelling photographs. For what it is designed to be: a
>light, don't want to carry a bunch of stuff when I travel and
>don't want to miss a shot lens, it performs respectably...

That's my view on it too, Chris. You said it better than I could. Your photos are great examples!

>Clearly, there are situations where you don't want to use a
>lens like this, but it fills it's use case niche very nicely...

Agreed. I have lots of other lenses but this one seems to find its way onto my camera a lot, especially when I'm traveling. By the way, and related to some other recent threads on the yet-to-be-seen D400, one of the arguments for a rugged DX camera is the 18-200 (though I will say the lens does not have the build quality of a D300).

>... When I stand back and look, I've got a keeper.

Agreed. But as I said, I've seen Many posts here on Nikonians bashing this lens. (I'm back home now, finally, and not in quite as contentious a mood as I was when I made the initial post, and Chris, your photos do a better job of illustrating my point than mine did!)

Randy

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