Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR  Lens

Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Lens

Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Lens - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBN1820035ED MFR # 2159B
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Highlights

  • VR Technology
  • Super Wide Angle
  • All-In-One Zoom
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Nikon 2159B overview

  • 1Description

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 click here for a list of compatible models.

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
In the Box
Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • HB-35 Lens Hood
  • CL-1018 Flexible Lens Pouch
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    Nikon 2159B specs

    Filter Size 72mm
    f/Stop Range 3.5-22
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.6' (0.5 m)
    Magnification 1:4.5
    Zoom/Focus Control Two-touch
    Angle of View 76 to 8°
    Groups/Elements 12/16
    Tripod Collar No
    Length 3.8" (96mm)
    Maximum Diameter 3" (77mm)
    Weight 1.2 lb (560 g)
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    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 6.3 x 5.0"

    Nikon 2159B reviews

    AF Zoom Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 481.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great walk-around lens! Like everyone else, I read a lot about this lens before I bought. Now it's the go to lens on my cameras *almost* all of the time. Walking around DC or through the woods, this is the lens. It's almost always fast enough, and the VR is a life saver when you get to the edge of what it's designed for. I'll also note that mine doesn't creep (Even if it did, lens creep doesn't bother me) I have only 3 cases when it's not on the camera... I use a 70-200 2.8 when I need a fast zoom. But it's big and heavy. I use a 50mm prime for portraiture. I use an 11-16 2.8 when I want to get creative. Otherwise, it's the 18-200 VR. All the time.
    Date published: 2009-03-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens Save money on the camera and buy a great lens. This is a great lens. I have always gone for a more expensive camera, but this time I decided to follow advice I've read over and over - the lens makes the photo, so buy the best lens you can afford. I have a Nikon D40. Paired with this lens, I am getting unbelievable photos. The colors are saturated and the images and sharp. It auto focuses very fast. The VR feature lets me get zoom photos that I'd need a tripod for before. The best thing is that I can take this one lens and get the shots I want, from wide angle to reasonable telephoto. If you own a Nikon digital camera, you must get this lens.
    Date published: 2009-08-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from If only Nikon could do this at f/2.8 This lens immediately became my standard lens on my D300. First shoot, 12 publicity portraits in a small space, used 70-105 range setting , great detail. Then did roofs for a local company's ads, let me down a little during a wheelchair basketball tournament when I needed iso 6400 on the D300 to get the exposures at 1/250 .... switched to D700 and older 2.8 80-200 to salvage the shots ... if only nikon would do this at f/2.8 constant this would be a truly great lens. Ever so slight barrel distortion but manageably corrected in Photoshop. Yes, VR seems to equal 2-3 shutter speeds.
    Date published: 2009-02-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy, but worth every cent & ounce Just unwrapped this lens today after returning the Tamaron. It is WAY heavier than the Tamaron version, but other than that there really is no comparison. Sure, it's $ MORE, but that gets you infinitely faster focus, crisper pictures, and quieter focus, even without the VR switch turned ON. Blur was a real problem with the Tamaron, and I shot all afternoon with the Nikon today in bad cloudy light with NO VR and it killed the Tamaron. The focus is increadibly fast and so much sharper. If you don't want to carry 5 primes or have to deal with switching lenses, BUT THIS LENS. The price has come WAY down so go for it.
    Date published: 2008-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work-around solution for lens creep I wanted a simple lens for my outdoor pursuits. This lens does it fine. But.., coupled to my D80 and hanging around my neck on a hike, the dreaded creep shows it face.I went to the super market where I purchased a $.59 bag of rubber bands. I selected one about 1/4 wide, and slipped it over the lens and covered the joint just forward of the manual focus window. If I could find a 1/2 rubber band it would work better. Occasionally the band slips forward or back and the wider band would not be affected as much. Not perfect, not pretty, but cheap and it works. The only draw back is that the numbers indicating the lens extension are obscured. Expertise: Enthusiast Items I Recommend: Hoya HMC 72 mm UV filter
    Date published: 2007-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again Stupid headline,of course! But nothing else didn't appeared into my head at the moment... All what I can about this lens is what already says Ken Rockwell: THIS IS A PRIMADONNA! Probably 24-70 would get the same compliments if...it would have a VR,but since it haven't all honor belongs to 18-200,indeed! All what you need when processing your shots is DxO which corrects distortion of this lens,but otherwise you can can print out any RAW file straight from your camera and enjoy a compliments you receive! I am saying: THANK YOU,NIKON! India,Nepal,Indonesia,Europe were watched from this amazing lens. Highly recommended!
    Date published: 2010-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great balance and feel I recently used the lens on a trip around the world in a week...I shoot stills for Where in the World is Matt Lauer while stage managing the remotes. It was my only lens on the front of a D-50, and it made my life easier. I must travel light, as I am weighed down with communication equipment, and the lens never seemed to get in my way. It was used in a variety of conditions, from early morning to blazing beach. My true worry was picking up sand in the mechanisms in the Seychelles, but it seems to be fine so far. I felt the lens helped balance out the camera, making it feel very steady to hand. The results? Our PR person tells me I got a photo in TV Guide, but I haven't had the chance to see it yet.
    Date published: 2008-05-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best GENERAL PURPOSE lens. As a professional photographer, I never leave home without one of my cameras. When I am not officially on the job, this is the lens I carry on my Nikon D200 with the SB-600 flash. With respect to present lenses in existence, if I had only one lens to choose from, this would be it. If covers most of the focal lengths needed in general use. I normally have this lens on my backup camera body at Weddings! The 18-200mm is ideal for most applications and the VR is an excellent feature. There is no reason for me to turn the VR off. Unfortunately, the aperture is variable and not large enough for low-light applications. I prefer f2.8 or larger aperture openings. Yes, higher ISO's and slow shutter speeds can help but there are compromises. With persistent use, my lens has developed lens creep. This is a bit of a nuisance.
    Date published: 2008-03-09
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