Isn't the 18-200 is a DX lens? I wasn't sure if there was another version. I have the lens and use it on a D300s and love it. Since it is a DX lens, it would be cropped on a D700. Seems like a waste of pixels to me.
In DX Crop mode, the D700 will provide a 5.1MP image. In FX mode, you will have to deal with vignetting. The D2H is a 4.1MP camera and is very capable of producing outstanding images. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
The images I get at 5.1 MP on the D700 are family stuff, so I won't show them here, but they are really quite usable. If needs arise, I can always upres them some in CS3 with GenuineFractals, but I have A3+ images from a Coolpix 5400 at 5 MP that look great on a wall, so I'm not worried!
And the high-ISO capabilities of the D700 are stunning, so even with the limited aperture of the lens, images stay really good!
But of course, there's always the 28-300VR. NAS, NAS, NAS...
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I use my 18-200 on my D700 when I want (1) the versatility of the long zoom range, (2) VR, and (3) the high ISO capability of the D700. This means "walk around" shooting at night (evening street fairs, etc.). I know the 28-300 would be better, but I don't have (and don't plan to get) this lens, and I do have the 18-200. I can get great 8x10 prints from this combo, even with extensive cropping. My DX camera is a D200, not noted for its high ISO performance, so I get much better results with the D700, even at 5.1 megapixels.
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You will be able to capture very nice pictures with this combination at 5.1mp as stated by some of our fellow nikonians. I purchased the 28-300 to use with my D700 to match my D300 and 18-200 lens. I have used in several occassions the D700/18-200 combo and I have captured suprisingly good quality images. I have also used the 28-300 with my D300 also with great IQ plus the convenience of 1.5 crop that helps me get closer to my subjects when photographing people at a very respectable distance.
Seems pointless to me, horses for courses. What I did instead of selling my D200 (as I intended/promised) I kept it and often take out with the 18-200mm instead of the D700. I love the 200 and that lens but cant see any point in having resolution leass than my £50 compact by putting the lens onto an FX. I cant afford any really expensive lens but find for the D700 my Nikon 70-300 is good for general use, with the 24-120 for more unobtrusive times.
>I love the 200 and that lens but cant see any point in having >resolution leass than my £50 compact by putting the lens onto >an FX.
Some reasons for using this combination have been mentioned - a good image is not all about resolution. A 5.1MP file can produce great prints up to quite large sizes - and using the lens on a D700 would give you at least 2 stops better noise performance than a D200 at higher ISOs.