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Bokeh for the 18-200 VR lens

rnvanya

Pasadena, US
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rnvanya Registered since 07th Jan 2008
Sun 19-Feb-06 06:36 PM

There have been several posts in which people claim that bokeh is poor in the 18-200 VR lens -- a claim that I say is simply not so. I can prove it with a simple test. At the bottom of this post is a link to 4 photos, taken at random from public galleries. The pix are listed as: Bokeh1, Bokeh2, Bokeh3 and Bokeh4. Study the photos, paying particular attention to bokeh. Then post in a reply which 1 photo of the 4 you think has the worst bokeh. All four pix are taken using about the same f-stop. One pic is taken with a 50 mm 1.8 Nikkor. One pic is taken with an 85 mm 1.8 Nikkor. One pic is taken with a 105 mm 1.8 Nikkor. One pic is taken with a 18-200 mm VR Nikkor. I could reveal the correct answers, but I would like to see some feedback first to see how much variation in opinion there will be. I have a theory that an honest and objective appraisal will indicate the bokeh of the 18-200 VR lens is no better and no worse than the other 3 lenses, which are widely regarded as some of Nikon’s better prime lenses. Please be objective and please don’t be swayed by conslusions of other and please post your replies...

http://rnv.smugmug.com/gallery/1215674

RNV

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