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

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  • 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)
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens
  • 72mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • HB-35 Lens Hood
  • CL-1018 Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

    (based on 882 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (630)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (221)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (348)
    • Easy to use (327)
    • Durable (298)
    • Consistent output (233)
    • Strong construction (198)

    Cons

    • Heavy (137)
    • Poor in low light (57)
    • Lens creep (54)
    • Heavy / bulky (35)
    • Slow focus (14)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (398)
    • Wildlife photos (239)
    • Sports/action (235)
    • Weddings (198)
    • Travel (191)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (574), Yes (43)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (284), Casual photographer (121), Semi-pro photographer (88), 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 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!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nikkor 18-200mm

                    By Rob Scoot

                    from Morganville, NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Good Image Stabilization

                    Cons

                    • Poor In Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    18-200mm zoom, great lens for all round shooting, mount and go and a great price.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good---not great

                    By Steve P

                    from Sarasota fl

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Pros

                    • All-in-one lens
                    • Reasonable Price For Size

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • Lens Creep
                    • Shade Attaches Poorly
                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

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

                    This is a good lens. It is only good and not great or wonderful becuase of the following: Yes it is heavy and takes sometime to get used to the weight. In its defense it does 'feel' lighter after using it a few times.
                    My lens is slow to react in focusing and I have been unable to determine why. It seems slow for different stationary subjects.
                    The vibration reduction feature has multiple choices and can be a pain to remember where you set it last. I'm not sure the feature is needed but I have not taken comparative shots to determine.
                    The entire set up of the lens is not designed ( in my opinion) for speed so using it for sports shots might be less than satisfying.
                    On the good side the shots for the most part have been sharp at all the respective distances. And it is an 'all-in-one' lens, which by-iteslf eliminates or reduces some of the negatives

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great lens

                    By Rick

                    from Waukesha, WI

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    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
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife photos

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

                      I use the lens for landscapes, wildlife and family. It's easy to use and works great. It's a bit heavy, but if I carry it with the strap on my shoulder rather than around my neck I don't notice the weight.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nikkor 18-200

                      By Eclipse

                      from Maryland Heights, MO

                      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
                        • Landscape/Scenery

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

                        It's my new walk around lens. It's sharp and not not too heavy.

                        The one downside is that you must remove the lens hood to extend the lens.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent All Around Lens

                        By Kid

                        from Virginia

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

                        Great all in one type of lens. A little heavy but personally that doesn't bother me.

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                        5.0

                        Very good lens

                        By Boris

                        from New York

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

                        Best pictures, a very good zoom! Using with d5200

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                        5.0

                        Happy

                        By Mo

                        from Arkansas

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        Very pleased with this lens. I bought it before a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and used it exclusively. It allowed me to get the shots I wanted while quickly shifting from sunny landscapes to shady castle ruins to cathedral interiors to close-up candids. Versatile and fun to use.

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                        4.0

                        Excellent for all around lens

                        By Naveentqp

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Light weight

                        Cons

                        • Not great in low light

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

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

                        Just got it last week. used it at the zoo. Works great as a one lens for all day use.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic upgrade from 18-105

                        By Naz

                        from New York

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

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

                            Upgraded from 18-105 b/c I wanted more zoom. Really an incredible lens. Crisp pictures.

                            Pros:
                            1. VR with full zoom works incredibly well
                            2. fantastic crisp pictures
                            Cons:
                            1. Sooooo heavy

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            My first DSLR camera experience

                            By Oleg_Z

                            from Happy Valley, Oregon

                            About Me Getting Started

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Traveling

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

                              I know a lot about photography but just started to practice my knowledge with Nikon D300s + Nikkor 18-200mm lens.
                              It works out very well for beginners.
                              To be honest, it's not good for indoor shooting without a flash.
                              My next purchase will be fixed 50mm f/1.8

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                              • No

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              "Best money ever spent"

                              By Shooter

                              from Vienna, Ohio

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Award Cermonies
                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Traveling

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

                                This lens makes me look like a professional. Pictures are clear and sharp, I get requests from vintage car owners to "shoot" their cars, and are willing to pay for my shots. Although it's a little heavy, it's worth it's weight in gold and beautiful pictures...

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Better than the kit lens

                                By Phillip

                                from Houston, TX

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Traveling

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

                                I decided to buy the D7100 body only and this lens, rather than the kit lens. I just hear bad things about the kit lens. And if you're gonna upgrade anyway, why not upgrade from the start? So far this lens has been great. No complaints. I would recommend this to anyone.

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                                5.0

                                Great Lens

                                By Ron

                                from Edmond Oklahoma

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

                                Right out of the box new and everything was exactly as advertised. Impressed that it was so well packed during shipping to avoid damage. Lens worked perfectly with my Nikon 3000. Nice to get the filters along with the lens as bonus.

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