Nikon D5200 kit 18-55mm, 60mm /F2.8 & 18-200mm /F2.8

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aspire
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Nikon D5200 kit 18-55mm, 60mm /F2.8 & 18-200mm /F2.8
Dec 23, 2012

Hi Folks

Have any folks been using Nikon D5200 with lens 60mm (Micro) & 18-200mm (general purpose) photography.

Please post some pictures for both lens for your recommendation. I need these info as I am using Olympus gear for many years and not sure I am making the correct choice.

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JJ1983
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Re: Nikon D5200 kit 18-55mm, 60mm /F2.8 & 18-200mm /F2.8
In reply to aspire, Dec 23, 2012

Hi and welcome to Nikon.

I can only speak for the 60mm on my D90 (but also DX, so that won't make a difference) and can vouch for that. Even the D800 people recommend it, because it just gives you resolution to the bone.

I would never buy an 18-200, because although versatile, it is not what a DSLR is made for. The range is so big, that resolution (and overall image quality) suffers. I think the 16-85 matches the d5200 better.

Greetings,

JJ

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HansN46
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Take one if versatility is your main argument.
In reply to aspire, Dec 23, 2012

Some people say that a dslr is not made for a 18-200, but that is only what they assert it is. It shouldn't neccessarily be the truth for you as it ain't for me either.

A dslr is actually made for all the available possibilities changing lenses offer. And although I do not have the best 18-200mm available (Sigma), it is a dream of a lens just because of that versatility. I use it a lot on my D5100 and hardly miss a shot when traveling.

So it depends on how versatile your gear needs to be in the circumstances you are working in. If you like it take one and you will be very satisfied. If possible take a Nikkor and use your knowledge of photography to work around the disadvantages of the concept of a superzoom wich exist of course.

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Bill Randall
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Re: Take one if versatility is your main argument.
In reply to HansN46, Dec 24, 2012

HansN46 wrote:

Some people say that a dslr is not made for a 18-200, but that is only what they assert it is. It shouldn't neccessarily be the truth for you as it ain't for me either.

A dslr is actually made for all the available possibilities changing lenses offer. And although I do not have the best 18-200mm available (Sigma), it is a dream of a lens just because of that versatility. I use it a lot on my D5100 and hardly miss a shot when traveling.

So it depends on how versatile your gear needs to be in the circumstances you are working in. If you like it take one and you will be very satisfied. If possible take a Nikkor and use your knowledge of photography to work around the disadvantages of the concept of a superzoom wich exist of course.

I think the 18-200 is a fantastic lens.

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