The Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR is an all-in-one 11.1x zoom lens, ideal for dedicated amateurs and (semi-) professionals to use for countless situations and occasions, such as landscape, architecture, portrait, wedding, wildlife, holidays, expeditions and general travel photography. It is also ideal for news- and press photographers.
This lens features the improved VR (Vibration Reduction) system that allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. The VR system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 4 stops faster.
Note: This is the original 18-200mm VR, which has marked in gold on the lens "AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED". It uses Nikon's second-generation VR system, called VR-II. This lens is not to be confused with a NEW Nikon 18-200 VR II lens which is the same as the original but features a zoom lock at 18mm., and is marked "AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6GII ED".
Note: G-type lenses are fully compatible only with the F5, F6, F100, N80, N75, N65, N55, D1 & D2-series and D100 (or any newer model) cameras. Note: VR-feature will only work with Nikon's F5, F6, F100, N80, N75, N65, D100, D1 & D2-series (or any newer model) cameras. Note: AF-S feature is not supported by certain camera models. Please
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Note: DX LENSES are designed for and are compatible with APS (APS-C) sensor cameras
DX lenses are exclusively designed for use with Digital SLR cameras with the smaller APS-C size chip; equivalent focal length in 35mm terms is 27-300mm
VR (Vibration Reduction)(Second Generation) minimizes image blur caused by camera shake and enables the lens to shoot 4 stops slower (instead of 3 stops with the former VR system)
2 ED glass and 3 aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion, while ensuring high resolution and contrast
Built-in A/M switch enables instant switching from autofocus to manual focus (Lock mechanism provided)
Silent Wave Motor for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet AF
The Internal Focusing (IF) design means that the filter attachment does not rotate during focusing or zooming, and enables the use of circular polarizing filters
The rounded diaphragm (7 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural