Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G IF-ED

The Good Compact; broad focal-length range; Vibration Reduction for better handheld photos, especially at telephoto.

The Bad Suffers from lens creep.

The Bottom Line Though you pay for the convenience, the Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 G IF ED covers a range that would normally take two lenses, yet remains compact with a solid build.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Image quality 7.0
7.8 Overall

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Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G IF-ED

One of the blessings of an SLR can also be a curse: having to choose which lenses to carry, which means finding the right balance between weight and bulk, and having the focal lengths you need. The Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 G IF ED lens offers Nikon shooters a satisfying single-lens solution. Introduced in November 2005, it is compatible with all Nikon DX digital SLRs including the D300, D60, and D40.

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Its extensive zoom range and relatively compact size, along with VR, makes it a great all-around lens capable of handling almost any occasion. It's especially well suited for traveling of any sort, from weekend getaways to a safari. This level of convenience comes at a cost well north of $600.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $942
  • Brand Nikon Inc.
  • Accessory Type Lenses
  • Lens Aperture f/3.5-5.6
  • Intended For 35mm SLR, digital SLR
  • Type zoom lens
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