Lens Advice Please

Started Feb 20, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Re: Lens Advice Please

lucky pierre wrote:

What do you mean by "mixed bag" in reference to the 18-135?

I mean that most reviews state that its an extremely sharp lens by any standard, but there is some tradeoffs in terms of heavy barrel distortion or high pin cushioning at every stage of focus. The 18-200VR has the highest amount of barrel distortion at 18mm that Photozone has ever tested, but it does settle down at the mid and high end of the zoom. For an $800 plus lens, I thought that the degree was a bit unacceptable. The 18-135 can be had for less than $300, so its flaws are a little more "acceptable".

However, I'm looking for the wide and the midrange all in one for anywhere between $300 and $600 max. The Nikon 24-200 seems to be a very good lens for the money.

Any other suggestions?

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