Good "travel zoom" for Nikon DX Cameras?

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2yota Regular Member • Posts: 114
Re: Good "travel zoom" for Nikon DX Cameras?


My own story goes back to a D200 and an 18-200. When the 18-200 came out, it was in so much demand you couldn't find one, and everyone raved about it. Better IQ than one should expect for such a lens! I got one, and for a while I was very happy with it. (And it has both strong and weak areas for IQ). But one day I was trying to coax all the landscape detail I could out of it, shooting at F8, on a tripod, 43mm - just mostly playing at the lens' strong points. Except I couldn't get it quite as sharp as I wanted. Here is the shot that I thought just wasn't sharp enough.

It's not really large enough on that web page to see, but I was working with the NEF files and just couldn't be quite satisfied. For me, the IQ wasn't good enough.

I also posted a photo of my 18-200 used on a modern day camera further up in this same  thread:

i remember I was just shooting hand-held that day.  Conditions were cold with a bit of wind, and I really had to pee ... so things probably weren’t the most ideal on a “stability” standpoint but the VR seemed to have done the trick and I think the lens retained a fair amount of detail too.

 2yota's gear list:2yota's gear list
Nikon Coolpix A Nikon Coolpix P340 Nikon D7500 Nikon Z50 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR +11 more
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