>In response to the last two comments regarding my suggestion >that perhaps Robert would find more versatility in buying two >lenses -- a 16-85 and a 70-300 -- rather than the 18-200: > ... >The purchasing decision ultimately boils down to the type of >shooting you do, your budget and whether one-lens convenience >is more important than packing several lenses. > ... > >As the old saying goes, "you pays your money, you makes >your choices." > >bigbear1 > >
Hi John, I was not trying to say you were giving bad advice. I agree with you that the 18-200 mm lens is not the prettiest girl at the dance.
I was only defending the lens. I really believe that we Nikonians sometimes unfairly look down on this lens, in our attempt to achieve excellence. I just happen to think the lens is capable of producing sharp images and is a bit better than its reputation here at Nikonians.
I offer this image as evidence. I think it is a sharp image. It was taken with a D7000 on the Hawaiian trip I mentioned earlier.