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18-200 VR PROBLEMS

bobusher

sunderland, UK
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bobusher Registered since 17th Dec 2006
Tue 30-Jan-07 07:09 PM

MANAGED TO GET HOLD OF A VR 18-200 ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO. IM A PRO PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN THE UK. I USED A TAMRON 18-200 Di IN THE STUDIO FOR PORTRAITS.I TOOK PICTURES OF 2 SISTERS ABOUT A WEEK APART. 1 WITH THE TAMRON AND THE OTHER WITH THE VR. THEY WERE A XMAS PRESENT FOR THEIR GRANDFATHER. BOTH WERE PRINTED UP TO 30X20 INCHES AND THE QUALITY OF THE VR WAS VERY POOR COMPARED TO THE TAMRON. I THEN WENT ON A BIT OF A MISSION SO TO SPAEK AND DID A PROPER TEST ON THE 2 LENSES BACK TO BACK ON MY D200. THE TAMRON WAS PIN SHARP EVEN AT LARGE MAGNIFICATION. THE VR WAS VERY SOFT AND ALMOST NOT IN FOCUS. THE LENS WAS SENT BACK TO NIKON FOR REPAIR.IT ARRIVED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO AND TESTED FINE SO NIKON SAYS. I TRIED IT AGAIN TODAY JUST TO MAKE SURE THINGS WERE OK. ITS JUST AS BAD. TOOK PICS WITH THE TAMRON ON A D70S AT A LOCAL RIVER AND THE SAME SHOTS WITH THE VR ON MY D200. THE VR WAS TERRIBLE. IT SHOWED SIGNS OF QUITE SEVER GHOSTING DUE TO CAMERA SHAKE AT 60TH "VR ON" OF A SEC YET THE TAMRON WAS PIN SHARP EVEN THOUGH IT WAS TOOK ON A CAMERA WITH MORE THAN 4MP LESS.
I HAVE ASKED A COUPLE OF OTHER PRO PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO HAVE THE SAME LENS IF THEY LIKE THE LENS. ONE RECENLY SOLD HIS AND THE OTHER IS VERY UNHAPPY WITH IT.
I HAVE PICTURES AVAILABLE FOR COMPARISON IF REQUIRED.

ANYONE WANT TO BUY A VR LENS???
BOB USHER

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