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    Anyone use the Nikon 18-200 AF-S VR? -Whatcha think?

    If you have the Nikon 18-200 AF-S Vr or VRii zoom, what do you think of it?


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    Re: Anyone use the Nikon 18-200 AF-S VR? -Whatcha think?

    I have the VRII use it almost exclusively both on my D3000 and D300S....I love it...best $700 I ever spent.

    Have you hugged your Nikon today?

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    Re: Anyone use the Nikon 18-200 AF-S VR? -Whatcha think?

    I have one, got it when I got the D200, it was the only lens I had for a while. Not real fast at f3.5 so indoors a flash is usually required. Great range, pretty wide at 18 for my indoor real estate shots, it is the widest lens I own, wishing for a 12-24. I have used it for some portrait shots before I got the 50 and it worked well. Overall I find it a very useful lens. They do seem to loosen up a little and slide out on their own when carrying it around pointed down. I'll post up some portrait shots that I think came out pretty well.
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    Bill ​
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    Re: Anyone use the Nikon 18-200 AF-S VR? -Whatcha think?

    I have owned 3 of these lenses and if you are shooting on DX body it covers almost all my needs for day to day shoots it's an amazing piece of glassware imo.

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    Re: Anyone use the Nikon 18-200 AF-S VR? -Whatcha think?

    I have one and use it when changing lenses might be inconvenient (e.g. guided tours, quick family snaps) or challenging (e.g. first day in Venice last fall was very rainy). This past March I had to take a quick trip to Paris, Vienna and Bratislava (in 6 days!) for work and didn't have room for a full kit so I brought just this lens. I wound up taking less than 100 images but got one keeper. Otherwise, my 17-55 is my go to lens. I purchased the 17-55 used from someone moving to FX and got a very good price. Might be something to consider if you are planning on staying DX.

    Also, there are rumors (Recap | Nikon Rumors) that there might be a FX lens of similar capabilities imminent.
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    Re: Anyone use the Nikon 18-200 AF-S VR? -Whatcha think?

    I have the version 1 of this lens before. I'm not quite satisfied with its IQ @ 105mm up to 200mm.
    Sold it and re aligned my lens line up. I guess you cant get everything with this jack of all trade lens.
    " Shoot first, ask questions later"
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    Re: Anyone use the Nikon 18-200 AF-S VR? -Whatcha think?

    I still find mine very useful. I went to your flicker site and you have a lot of really nice work there, I totally enjoyed looking!
    Regards,
    Bill ​
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    Re: Anyone use the Nikon 18-200 AF-S VR? -Whatcha think?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yibel View Post
    I still find mine very useful. I went to your flicker site and you have a lot of really nice work there, I totally enjoyed looking!
    Thanks for dropping by my site Bill. Cheers!
    " Shoot first, ask questions later"
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgw815/show

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    Re: Anyone use the Nikon 18-200 AF-S VR? -Whatcha think?

    I have one that came with the D300S, If there is a perfect lens, which I doubt, this comes pretty close. Love mine. Use it more than all the rest put together.





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