Tamron 18-270mm PZD vs No PZD vs Nikkor 18-200mm

Started Jun 2, 2011 | Discussions thread
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javiair Regular Member • Posts: 375
Tamron 18-270mm PZD vs No PZD vs Nikkor 18-200mm

Hello forum... I just sold my 18-105mm lens that came with my D90. It was a great lens for me and served me well and the offer was too good to pass up. Anyway.. Looking into a good walk around lens, Im down to 3.
The Tamron 18-270mm VC PZD (B008)
The Tamron 18-270mm VC No PZD
The Nikkor 18-200mm VR.

What Im asking is the PZD really worth the extra $150? I say $150 because there is a rebate going on for the lens without the PZD.

The Nikkor 18-200mm I heard is a hit and miss. Some love it, some dont, but the price is more expencive than the PZD model and way more than the Non PZD.

What do you think of the value for those models. I thought that the 18-105mm was GREAT..(yes Im a newbie) It performed very well for me. Would either of the 3 lenses work the same or better?

And I do own a Nikkor 70-300mm VR and going to buy the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 VC soon

Thank you for your input. It is extremely helpful to hear what you have to say.

 javiair's gear list:javiair's gear list
Nikon D90 Nikon D610 Nikon D500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR +4 more
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