Should my DX 18-200 ED VR II be this soft?

Started Oct 20, 2012 | Questions thread
Ed Kalama
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Re: What did you expect? You shot that wide open...
In reply to wasserball, Oct 23, 2012

wasserball wrote:

at 18mm f3.5, probably focused at infinity.  Of course, the trees in front are soft because of the  small DOF.

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You cannot judge this lens at 18mm and 200mm, specially at f3.5-5.6.  You will simply get a mediocre image. I don't think you have a defective copy. Do a search at the DX SLR Forums and you will see quite a few awesome images from this lens. I used to have one and I was happy with it as a travel lens.

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