Wondering if my lens is bust or is this just part of the compromise of the 18-200vr. I compared images created at 18mm first by vr focusing at 18 and then by focusing at 200 and zooming back (while keeping the shutter half-depressed) to 18. The former were much sharper. This used to be a technique I would use on AF Zoom lenses. Wondering if this is just a design compromise of this lens or if it's bust...
>I hope you can help. I received a new 18-200vr lens today >and found out the website had sold me a non-Nikon warranted >lense. > >My question is, do people ever have problems with Nikon >lenses and it it worth the hassle of sending it back?
I would compare prices. Many people buy grey market lenses, and are quite happy to save a few bucks and lose a warranty. Some won't take that risk. The real question you should consider is whether you were defrauded, what did you expect (and were you sure).
I've never had a lens malfunction. If you look at another post around here, I think it the D300 forum, someone is claiming almost everything they bought breaks. Your mileage will vary.
For what it is worth, for just glass (say a teleconverter or old lens) I would not care, for a VR lens with all that electronics, I would be concerned about giving up a 5 year warranty.
>I hope you can help. I received a new 18-200vr lens today >and found out the website had sold me a non-Nikon warranted >lense. > >My question is, do people ever have problems with Nikon lenses >and it it worth the hassle of sending it back? > >Thanks! >Ron > I have had this exact lens since June of '06. A few weeks ago it stopped working. No more Auto Focus...DEAD. Nikon has told me sorry warranty expired. Now what? I would feel stupid if I went and bought another one. Repair would take months and I would have to pay over half of the replacement cost.