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Key Features

Offers broad 18 - 200mm focal range for use in a variety of situations, equivalent to a 27-300 lens in 35mm format.

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superb color reproduction while minimizing ghosting and flare.

Delivers a high-level optical performance designed exclusively for use with Nikon DX digital format.

Enables focusing from as close as 50cm (20 in.) from the subject through its entire focal range.

Flower-shaped lens hood (HB-35) provides greatly reduced stray light.

11x zoom coverage offers a perfect compact and lightweight “one lens” solution.

Two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and three aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other forms of distortion, while ensuring high resolution and contrast.

Incorporates a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) allows for fast, quiet focusing.

Employs a 7-blade rounded diaphragm opening that achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements.

M/A mode for rapid switching between auto focus (A) and manual focus (M) operation.

AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED 4.1 5 185 185
I love my AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR I have been into photography since I was a very young man. This lens came along when I purchased my 3rd Nikon digital camera. I found that taking along a three or four lenses became a problem when I changed lenses on my camera. I tend to hike a lot and changing out lens became a big dust/dirt problem in the environment I tend to hike in during the day. This lens allowed me to reduce the number of camera bodies and lenses I carry in my backpack. This lens allows me to shoot 90 percent of the images I want with high quality results without interchanging lenses. If I were a boy again, I would not mind carrying the additional 25 lbs of photo equipment, today I do. Any photographer using this lens would be very happy with the results at the end of the day. Except for some very special shooting situations, this lens does an excellent job. Now for my plug to Nikon, will you please produce an equal or better lens like this for the FX digital cameras in order that I can use it on my D700 replacement (soon to come out I hope)??? If you can, I thank you from the bottom of my picture taking heart! August 1, 2010
Greatest Lens I have the NIKKOR AF-S 18-200mm 1:35-5.6 G ED zoom lenses mounted on a Nikon D5000 Camera. For me this combination cannot be beat. I can take pictures and Videos in the wilds of Alaska capturing the wild life and the spectacular scenery, to portraits at a family get together. I can use it to photo our home and belongings for our inventory or to make copies of old photos or documents. This combination is such a pleasure to us. I never miss a shot because I was changing lenses or because I didn’t bring the correct lens. August 1, 2010
My all around lens. This lens is the one that is always on my D200. Very versatile range (18-200) and very good image quality. October 20, 2011
perfect for journalist As a writer and not a photographer, this lens saves my butt. I can set it at auto and shoot everything and it comes out great. I can set it for specific modes and it does even better. A friend borowed it for a family portait and then I saw how good it really is. Nikon is my choice for cameras, lens, eyeware and rifle scope. None has ever let me down. September 6, 2011
great versitile lens system. Love the lens. I had a 18-55mm and a 55-200mm and loved them but now only have to have one lens with me. It is light weight and operates as advertized. Most all my photographic situations are covered by this one lens. June 23, 2011
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AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR is an older lens. Can you still purchase this new? If not, then can you please tell me what the next comparable lens would be?

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Purchase the 18-200mm VRII lens. It is denoted with a Gold VR symbol. The Red VR symbol is the older generation lens and you can purchase them anywhere camera equipment is sold. Just make sure they are an authorized Nikon dealer.
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The new lens is the VR II. Almost the exact same lens with second generation Vibration Reduction.
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There's a new version for this lens that is VR II.
 
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Is the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR II lens compatable with the nikon D7000?

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I have a nikon D7000 with an 18-105 lens
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Absolutely
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Yes.
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Yes. It's fully compatible.
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is there any teleconverter supporting this len,please?

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Teleconverters take away auto-focus capabilities most of the time and interfere with the way the lens is engineered to operate. If you need a longer distance, grab a lens with a longer focal distance for slightly more in price. You will be glad you did instead of getting a teleconverter, but if you are set on it, Nikon provides one in the Lens section.
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yes, but it's not made by nikon (it's made by kenko). not the best optical quality, but works.
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Afraid not no.
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Send it to Nikon. As soon as you do anything outside of being a general user, your warranty is voided.
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you might need special clockmaker's screwdrivers for that. they're usually cheap.
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18-200 locked in SP-AF

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My N 18-200mm is locked in Single Point - AF, despite the camera body (d300) being set to dynamic AF. I've tried resetting the body, de/reattaching the lens, manually resetting the lens settings...anybody have any thoughts?
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If this is the only lens with this issue, send it to Nikon for evaluation. If it's more than just that lens, send the camera to Nikon for evaluation.
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Please verify that the AF-Area Mode Selector is set to Dynamic area AF (see page# 64 of the user's manual). and the Focus Selctor is not lock (see page# 66 of the user's manual).
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Can you explain the three settings : M/A M ; VR on-off ; normal - active ?

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For VR read this 6 part explanation:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/IMG/Images/Micro-Sites/VR/experience/tips/focusing/index.htm
M/A setting allows you to use auto focus and then fine tune the focus manually without using any switches on the camera body. You just grab the focus ring and focus manually. M- turns autofocus off and you manually focus with the focus ring.
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M/AM is manual focus and manual focus override. VR on/off does just that, turns VR on or off and Normal / Active is the VR type either Normal for most situatons rewuirong VR ot active for times, for example, when you are in a car or on a boat where you have up and down motion as well as side to side motion.
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Does this lens work well with the D80

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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D80.
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This lens is compatible with Nikon D60?

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How long is the warranty on this lens?

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I can't seem to find anything on the warranty for this lens. I bought it in 2007.

Thanks!
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Its one year, unless you registered it for the extended warranty.
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Is this lens compatible with the D50?

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