28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF Zoom-Nikkor or 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor. I purchased the 28-200 because it was my favorite lens before my N90 got stolen.... I have 10 days to return this lens if Im not satisfied but I know I wont be able to use it much.. and so can someone post some pics and experiences? your thoughts? thank you in advance.
I don't own either lens, nor have used either one, so take this for what it's worth!
From all the opinions and reviews I've read, the 55-200 is "okay", and focuses slowly considering its (supposedly wrongly given) AF-S designation. Everyone seems to think the 28-200 is a gem of a lens. Personally, I'd stick with what you have, but that's just my inexperienced opinion!
oh yeah! I've checked out the review and it sounds great.. just wanted to get some opinions, maybe someone could give me a good comparison on both lenses. Seems like 55-200 DX doesn't have much going for it except for it's AF-S which is already a questionable feature.
Rotty here are two pictures I took with the 55-200 indoors with my SB-600. I like the 28-200 its a great lens but the 55-200 is pretty good for the money, I get nice shots and the AF-S is not as fast as full ring version but still faster than screw driven lens.
Shot one: Hand held, 200mm focal length, shutter a slow 125(done on purpose), f5.6(wide open at 200), ISO 200, SB-600(non bounce), camera setting vivid and cropped by about 40%. All in all not bad for the settings.
Shot two: Hand held, 200mm focal lenght, shutter 250, f5.6(wide open again), ISO 200, SB-600(bounce), camera setting vivid and cropped around 35-40%.
All in all these are not optimal settings yet I think the 55-200 did okay. I wanted to shoot outside but its kind windy I was having trouble hand holding and not getting camera shake. Plus these are greatly reduced from the full jpeg and with some post processing may even be better. I need to buy Capture so I can shoot more in Raw.