Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G IF-ED DX VR Lens
1 Year Warranty
Product details of the used Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED DX VR Lens
The u9sed Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor was introduced in November 2005, and rapidly became a much sought-after lens for the Nikon shooter’s armoury. With its hugely useful 11.1x focal length range, ‘silent wave’ focusing, and Nikon’s second generation vibration reduction system to combat camera shake, this lens aims to be the ultimate single-lens ‘walkaround’ solution, which photographers who wish to travel light can simply leave on the camera all the time.
Of course the all-in-one ‘superzoom’ concept isn’t new; the first such lens was Tokina’s 35-200mm from 1982, but early designs were plagued by excessive size and weight, poor optical quality, and unacceptably long minimum focus distances. Indeed it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that the likes of Sigma and Tamron introduced truly practical superzooms which substantially overcame these issues, and delivered acceptable quality across the range (for the casual vacation photographer at least). Since then, the rapid progress of computer-aided lens design has resulted in continued improvements in optical quality and extensions in zoom ranges, whilst shrinking lens sizes still further, making the superzoom concept more tempting than ever before.
However much of the early snobbery surrounding superzooms as poor quality ‘snapshot’ lenses still persists, and perhaps for that reason the major camera manufacturers have apparently been reluctant to add them to their own lens ranges. This makes the used Nikon 18-200 a pretty unique beast, as a superzoom designed in-house by a major player, and incorporating all their latest technology and know-how.
- 27-300mm equivalent focal length range; F3.5-5.6 maximum aperture
- VR II optical Vibration Reduction – 4 stops
- Compact Silent Wave focusing with M/A for rapid switching between auto and manual focus
F mount for Nikon DX dSLRS only