18-140mm vr issue - opinions please !

Started Apr 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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akjos Veteran Member • Posts: 4,088
18-140mm vr issue - opinions please !

Ive just got d7100 and 3 lenses after about 3 years off photography.
I used to have 18-105 vr cheapo lens before on my d300 and now i just got 18-140.
The 18 -140 i got is quite dissappoitingly bad at wider angle say 50 to 18 mm getting progressively worse as you go to 18mm. Even when stopping down to f8 its barely usable. At 100-140mm its pretty sharp even wide opened. But wide end for lack of better word sucks.

My 18-105 vr that i had in the past was much sharper and especially more consistent across the focal range.

Anyone else has same issue ? Is it normal for this lens or should i try to exchange it ?? Or just give up and return it and get something else?
Im hardly ever home with my job so i have maybe till tom to decide if i want to send it back to bh for replacement or return... or would sending it to nikon for calibration make.it quite better ?? Ive never been as disappointed with any nikon lens as this one.
Im kinda in a time crunch so any and all opinions are appreciated.

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