Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR

Announced Nov 1, 2005 •
Lens | Nikon F (DX) | 2159
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Announced Nov 1, 2005
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Manufacturer description: This versatile, 11x zoom with VR image stabilization, is designed exclusively for use with Nikon’s DX-format, and makes for a perfect one-lens solution.

Quick specs
Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 18–200 mm
Image stab. Yes (vibration reduction (VR II) up to 4 stops)
Lens mount Nikon F (DX)
Max aperture F3.5
Min aperture F22
Min focus 0.50 m (19.69)
Weight 560 g (1.23 lb)
Length 97 mm (3.8)

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Our review

For the photographer who wants to shoot a little bit of everything and not have to change lenses, this lens is more than fit for purpose. So as long as its limitations are recognized and understood, it has to be recommended.

Good for: Travel and everyday photography where versatility (especially when it comes to framing) outweighs the need for optimal image quality

Not so good for: Critical work, and close-ups (ie portraits) where this lens is relatively weak.

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