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tflub Registered since 22nd Feb 2002
Wed 15-Nov-06 05:48 PM

The Nikon 18-200 VR seems to be a weird lens. I have seen all kinds of comments all over the board about this lens. Some professional reviews say there is no such thing as a free lunch and this lens has serious comprimises in terms of optical quality. Popular Photography seem to give it decent but not great comments but then in the 18-135 review it calls the 18-200 an all-star performer. We all know that Ken Rockwell thinks that everyone should go out and buy this lens and throw away all of our other lenses. But others are not nearly as sanguin. Thom Hogan seems quite pleased. Some on this board say it's great and others say it is OK. There are so many used 18-200's on the market. There are many reports of sample variation. Some say there is lens creep that is quite annoying. Others say there is little or no lens creep. Some say the barrel wobbles. Others say it doesn't. The thing is so popular it has been on back-order for a half a year or more.

This lens seems like the most bizarre lens ever. Is it worth getting?

Flub

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