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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens

B&H # NI18200235 MFR # 2192 Imported
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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens / DX Format
  • 27-300mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to 22
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Silent Wave Motor AF & Internal Focusing
  • VR II Image Stabilization
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Rounded 7-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 72mm
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The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens from Nikon is a one-lens solution for DX-format DSLRs. Its wide angle to telephoto focal range with the 35mm focal length equivalence of 27-300mm gives photographers a versatile tool to get the shot without having to switch lenses. It is engineered with superior quality ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements yielding sharpness and color correction without distortion, even at wide apertures. Additionally, this zoom is constructed with three aspherical lens elements and a circular 7-blade diaphragm which renders captured images with natural-looking out-of-focus elements. NIkon's Super Integrated Lens Coating enhances light transmission through the lens and reduces flare and ghosting.

VR (Vibration Reduction) II image stabilization compensates against the blur caused by camera shake and allows shooting up to 3.5 shutter speed stops slower than with non-VR II lenses. This enables handheld shooting at telephoto lengths and in low light with less blur. The internal focusing (IF) lens incorporates Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) to provide smooth, silent, fast and accurate auto focusing. Autofocus (A) or manual (M) modes can easily be selected with a focus mode switch, and manual override function allows the shooter to manually focus even in AF mode.

With 11x zoom versatility this one-lens solution covers a broad range of photographic opportunities. Picture angle is the equivalent of a 27-300mm lens in the 35mm format.
Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 3.5 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images.
Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at wide aperture settings.
Three aspherical lens elements eliminate coma and other aberrations, even at wide apertures.
Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
Built with Nikon's exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM), the lens enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
With a rounded 7-blade diaphragm a more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements are rendered.
A zoom lock switch secures lens barrel at its minimum length.
This 18-200mm lens provides a minimum focus distance of 19.7".
The M/A (Manual/Autofocus) mode switch enables quick response to changing situations between manual and autofocus operation.
The included HB-35 petal-type lens hood shades the lens from unwanted, image-degrading light and provides a degree of protection against impact and the elements.
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 200mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 27 - 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Angle of View 76° - 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' (50 cm)
Magnification 0.22x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 16/12
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 3.8" (7.62 x 9.65 cm)
Weight 1.23 lb (560 g)

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NikonAF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens
 
4.7

(based on 895 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (640)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (224)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (356)
  • Easy to use (333)
  • Durable (300)
  • Consistent output (234)
  • Strong construction (199)

Cons

  • Heavy (137)
  • Poor in low light (58)
  • Lens creep (54)
  • Heavy / bulky (35)
  • Slow focus (14)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (405)
  • Sports/action (242)
  • Wildlife photos (241)
  • Weddings (201)
  • Travel (194)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (583), Yes (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (290), Casual photographer (121), Semi-pro photographer (90), Enthusiast (69), Tech savvy (65)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good all around lens

When I received this lens, I immediately compared it to my 18~55mm lens that came with my Nikon D5100 canera, and my AFS Nikkor55~300mm 1:4.5-5.6G ED DX lens. It...Read complete review

When I received this lens, I immediately compared it to my 18~55mm lens that came with my Nikon D5100 canera, and my AFS Nikkor55~300mm 1:4.5-5.6G ED DX lens. It was comparable in clarity and sharpness at 18mm and 55mm when compared to my stock lens. At 200mm, when compared to 200mm on my existing zoom lens, I had mixed results. When shooting at a typed sheet of paper at a distance of 12 feet; the old lens produced a sharpter image of fine text, the new lens seemed to be just slightly out of focus. In outside shots, also at 200mm, the 18~200mm lens produced comparable results (sharp images) and was able to focus correctly every time. The old zoom lens was not consistent, and was sometimes slightly out of focus. So, overall, I am pleased with the lens. This lens is able to focus much closer than my old zoom lens. One really odd thing happened; shooting outside at distant objects, at 200mm the new lens matched the field of view of the older zoom lens, and also a 70-300mm lens set to 200mm. However, when shooting the test at 12 feet, the new lens at 200mm had a field of view that was equal to about 150mm on the other lenses. It's as if the focal length varies from the markings on the lens, when shooting at close distances. Also related to this inconsistancy, when shooting inside at 12~15ft distance, the 18~200mm lens provided a slightly wider field of view than the stock lens when both were set at 18mm. Id say it was about 10% wider.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not sure this is an upgrade

I have owned the original version of this lens for over a year. The only problem with it was the zoom creep. The Nikon press announcement for this upgrade specifically indicated it employed an...Read complete review

I have owned the original version of this lens for over a year. The only problem with it was the zoom creep. The Nikon press announcement for this upgrade specifically indicated it employed an all new zoom mechanism to prevent zoom creep. The only change I can see is the lock at 18mm -- but I don't think anyone ever reported a problem with the lens creeping away from 18mm. The creep problem is between 35-150 or so -- and while this new model does seem somewhat more stiff zooming between 35-150, the copy I got will still creep out if set to 50 and the camera is left to hang naturally from the strap [no shaking necessary].

I was also looking forward to the improved contrast from the improved coatings also noted in the press announcement. In a/b comparisons with my original 18-200, I couldn't detect any difference -- even comparing histograms. Not to say it isn't better -- I just couldn't see it as better.

The one thing I did detect with the new model [I hope just a problem with the copy I got] was that out-of-focus pinpoint light sources are not circular, but rather, tear drop shaped. My original version, while not the best bokeh, is at least symmetric in this regard -- yes, somewhat darker in the center of the circles than at the edges, but at least symmetric. This is really annoying on high contrast out of focus horizontal lines which due to the uneven bokeh, appear to have ghosts drifting above them, as though the camera or object moved during the exposure. [Yes, VR was off for all these on-tripod, shutter-delay-on comparisons.]

I am somewhat surprised to see a re-design with this little impact.

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5.0

Very Sharp Lens

By Russ

from IL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

        Very Sharp Lens

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great for what I needed

        By Kaya

        from Northern CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

        I am not a pro photographer, just for personal use. I wanted to upgrade from the kit lens that came with my Nikon body. This is a nice lens and a very nice upgrade. I have used it for taking landscape pictures and close ups in natural light. The image comes out beautiful. Not the best for indoor or low light but I knew that before I got it. When using the built in flash and the lens is zoomed in you get that shadow cast from the lens being too long but you can work around this. The lens is pretty heavy but it doesn't bother me.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Still not sure about this purchase!

        By Halo23

        from missouri

        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

        I carefully read all the reviews about this lens before deciding to purchase it after upgrading my camera from the nikon D80 to the D5300. I have previously used the nikkor 70-300 and 55-200 lenses but wanted to try this lens as a replacement to those. I have noticed that if you aren't careful after zooming in to lock focus when pulling back the focus can easily be lost and I have experienced a little creep where many others insisted that didn't. The autofocus is not instant. I would say that for a single subject it works well but when shooting multiple subjects together it loses the quality of sharpness I enjoyed with other lenses.

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        5.0

        AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm Lens by Nikon

        By mare

        from san francisco

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

          Quick focus. use in street photograhy & landscape photos.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Only lens I carry most of the time.

          By Mr. Ed

          from Camp HIll, PA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

            I use this lens on a D-7000 and D7200 body. I find that it is not quite the sharpness of a fixed 18 or 200 or so factory lens. But, I know of no zoom that is. It's a great lens and I don't feel I've missed anything by not getting the 18-300 lens except maybe a stiff neck & shoulders from the extra weight. I have a friend who teaches pro photography to the police and national guard folks and he uses this lens on his personal D800 camera body. We like!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great service

            By Nishant

            from Germantown TN

            Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

            Best lens ever I use & service is also very good from BH photo.

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            4.0

            Recomended

            By Pinheiro

            from São Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

            It´s Good

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Superb, not perfect

            By rapiii

            from Richmond, VA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

              This lens is my default option. While the image clarity is not perfect at full extension, it is quite acceptable for almost all uses. Zoom and auto focus are seamless - no issues. Quality of manufacture just as you would expect of Nikor/Nikon - outstanding in spite of the relatively modest cost. Weight for a lens with this range is quite modest and a non-issue during a multi-hour trek. The "lens creep" noted by others appears to have been solved with the VR II - this issue has not surfaced during my first months of use. Net/net, I'm delighted with this purchase.
              Finally, for what it's worth, B&H is my absolute first choice for photography/electronics and has been for almost 30 years - honest/candid advisers willing to share less than enthusiastic opinions of products one is considering purchasing.

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              • No

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              5.0

              NIKKOR 18-200mm

              By TC

              from Jackson Ca.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                Best darn lens I have ever owned. I love it. For an all around take it with you where ever you go kind of lens, you can not beat this one.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Walk-around Lens

                By Dexter

                from San Clemente, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                  Great walk-around lens.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great all around lens

                  By CDS

                  from NYC

                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                  I use it when I don't want to carry an extra lens hbut want the versatility this lens offers. It's not the best at any one length but it's great to have such a variety

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                  5.0

                  Good choice for me.

                  By Grandma Diane

                  from Wilkes-Barre, PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                    Good all around lens for the Nikon D5500 I just purchased.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good all around lens

                    By Markphoto

                    from Daleville, VA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                      This is a very good lens for 90pct. of what I shot. Wish I had bought it earlier. The VR works very well and the zoom is smooth and does not creep.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Very Nice

                      By Marvin

                      from Porto Alegre, Brazil

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                        Nice all-in-one Lens!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great!

                        By JWphoto2000

                        from San Diego

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                          Much better than my old 18 - 55mm, and 55 - 200m lenses. I sold them both to buy this one, unnecessary to carry both if I can have it in one.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Lens

                          By Mitchell93

                          from New York

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet
                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                            Easy to use. I am just learning DSLR photography. My shots with this lens have been great. I love shooting and want to do it all day.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            SHAZZAMMM

                            By Norma the party planner

                            from GA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                              Great for church events

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              the perfect lens for a basic photographe

                              By thedoc

                              from NYC

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Image Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                                  not too heavy and perfect for almost everything

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                                  • Yes

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  would buy it again...

                                  By Will

                                  from Alabama

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                  • Fast Shutter Speed

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Wildlife photos

                                    Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                                    works perfectly. no zoom creep..

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Good all around

                                    By Holy City Photog

                                    from Charleston, SC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                    • Good Image Quality
                                    • Good Image Stabilization

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife photos

                                      Comments about Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens:

                                      I got this lens and a prime instead of the kit lenses on my D5200. It is amazing how quickly this lens will focus, how quick I can move between focal lengths, and that you can focus ~ 16 inches at full zoom. Pretty fun for just carrying around.

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