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Versatile, high-power 11x zoom with Vibration Reduction (VR II)

If you want just one lens to cover life’s many shooting opportunities, this may be the lens. Its powerful 11x zoom goes from wide-angle (18mm)—great for group shots, landscapes and more—to telephoto (200mm)—great for portraits and bringing the action close. Its equipped with Nikon’s advanced Vibration Reduction (VR II) for remarkable image clarity even when handheld shooting or in demanding lighting situations. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II is a powerful, versatile photo and video partner.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
AS
IF Lens
Silent Wave Motor
M/A
Vibration Reduction

Any subject. Anywhere.

Remarkable 11x zoom versatility

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II is an ideal one-lens solution for DX-format D-SLRs. Its powerful 11x zoom means you can capture just about any shot you encounter or imagine. From breathtaking wide-angle cityscapes and landscapes to action-stopping close-ups, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II is adept in a huge range of shooting situations. It is a truly exceptional staple for any photographer’s camera bag.

Exceptional performance

Nikon technology for better shots

What’s versatility without quality? The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II is as powerful as it is versatile. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements maximizes optical performance while minimizing chromatic aberration. Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare, and its exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate and ultra-quiet focusing.

Nikon Vibration Reduction

Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II 4.4 5 340 341
Great all purpose lens! This lens has proven to be a great investment. I have used this lens for over two years and it is probably my most constantly used lens. I take it with me when I am not sure of the what the shooting situation might be or if I need a single good lens. Great quality and what an incredible range! Great lens! April 17, 2011
This lens is one of my best photo equip't buys. My D80 came with a non VR lens. I purchased the NIKKOR 18-200 mostly to get the VR feature. VR works very well indeed without a tripod. I use the lens on my D80, D90, and now on my D7000. I take mostly landscapes of the Maritimes and the US SouthWest. A good VR zoom lens is essential. Detail of objects a half mile away is outstanding. Auto focus is excellent and fast. I find the use of a circular polarized filter improves the overall image sharpness and colour. I print huge prints with excellent resolution. The only con is the weight of this lens. I will stay with my NIKKOR as my first choice. April 16, 2011
Great Lens with a couple of bugs I have used this lens on my D90 for just under a year. Optics, size, features are all outstanding. Along with my 105 Macro I have pretty much any shot covered. Two things however are annoying. When zomed beyond 25mm and th lens is pointed vertically downward the lens will gravity deploy to it's full extension. While i realize that the forward tube is heavier then most lens, a better form of friction damping would make this product perfect. As well the 3 sliding switches on the left side of the lens body are very easily moved, inadvertantly from regular handling. A push to operate feature on these sliders would help. Other than that I'm a Nikon fanatic. April 16, 2011
Initially expensive, but worth it! Nikon lenses are typically expensive, so it makes sense to choose one that suits most of you needs. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II has proven to be a sharp lense overall. Some vignetting occurs at the widest apertures and focal lenght. It is a smooth lens to operate and focuses fairly fast, although it does have some limitations in low light scenes. I've found it to be a contrasty lens which appears to add to it's overall sharpness. I would recommend this lens. Overall I'm happy with it. I'm new to the digital world. I used to buy fixed focal lenght lenses in the film days but this lens has proven dependable and acceptable for most of what I do. April 16, 2011
Versatility on the go !!! Primarily, I am an event photographer who also travels extensively for my personal pleasure. The 18-200mm has become my best friend, This lens permits me to get "into the crowd" without being obvious or "in their face". The results are exceptional candids without hauling 2 cameras etc. While out on a trek doing landscapes and touring I am happy not to have the extra weight with multiple lenses and going through the hassle of quickie lens changes and subsequently missing the shot. True, that this glass is not the fastest at f3.5, however, the magic of an ISO boost takes care of that in most cases. The sharpness and clarity of this lens is exceptional. April 16, 2011
GREAT LENS This lens does it all from closeup shots to action sports shots.Keep it on my D90 about 95% of the time.Can't give this lens enough credit for the shots I have got with it. April 15, 2011
great multifunction lens I've had this lens on my D90 since I bought it a few years ago. I take a lot of travel photos as well as grandchildren photos and it serves that range beautifully. I've used it indoors in museums with flash turned off as well as in varied lighting situations in and outdoors. It is a solid performer. I dislike changing lenses. I'll take the 55-300 on safari because I'll need the increased zoom for the animals from the vehicle. The 18-200 will remain my general use lens tho'. It does tend to have the zoom slide when nose down, but the sling I've begun to use on the camera changes the carry angle and mitigates that problem. For those like me who prefer a single lens solution, this one definitely serves. April 15, 2011
Convenient but not sharp The focal length range on this lens is great, eliminating the need to carry multiple lenses around when you're on vacation or at special events. However, there are several issues with this lens that keep me from recommending it to anyone seeking to use it professionally. 1. Any time the lens is tilted at extreme down angles, the lens has a tendency to slip. In other words, the lens doesn't maintain its focal length when aimed down. 2. Images produced with this lens are somewhat soft, regardless of the f-stop setting or shutter speed. 3. The lens isn't very fast, which is expected for its price range, but not from Nikon. 4. The lens is slow to lock on focus. I would say that my disappointment with this lens could be due to using it on the older D200, but I haven't been crazy about it since day one. Initially I thought I was getting images I was unhappy with due to inexperience. However, I have shot for over 5 years using various Nikon and Canon lenses and cameras, producing razor sharp images with beautiful depth of field. Every time I return to my 18-200mm I find myself either disappointed with the results or taking it off due to poor performance. I have a 50mm f/1.4 Nikon lens as well, and it is incredibly sharp. April 15, 2011
AVOID the first generation model!!! I purchased the first version, with the "VR" in red on the lens. At certain focal lengths is tack sharp, no problem with 16x20 prints. At other focal lengths in decent enough for a "tourist" lens, when one does not want to tote around a slew of heavier lens and risk getting dirt on a camera body's digital sensor when changing lenses. Unfortunately the lens will not survive even normal use in the camera bag without slipping an 0-ring or something. I have sent mine back to Nikon twice when the lens totally becomes undone and the barrels slide apart without resistance. Both times the repair was a reasonable $100 but not covered under warranty. I was told the lens had received abuse to the front element causing the damage. The camera is always kept in a bag and received average use. The second time it came back, a year later, the lens will creep completely to it's maximum zoom just from it's own weight hanging from a shoulder strap, and I mean within a minute of binging out of the camera bag. I called Nikon and was told "that is normal for that lens". Unbelievable, and it did not do that when new. Nikon redid this lens, the latest version (black "V R" on the lens) has a lock button to protect the lens while not being used, and I would hope some other enhancements as well. Too bad the first series lens did not get more attention. April 15, 2011
Great all-round lens Great all-round lens, which covers with 18-200mm a great range for on the fly shooting. The loss of light and crispness due to the wide angle to tele range is more than acceptable and is outweighed by versatility. Even though some pro collegues will frown at this, but it would be nice to have full-frame version of this lens, so it can be used with D3x/s and D700. April 15, 2011
The lens does a lot of things I need and much more I am very pleased with the lens.It's sharp and clear and delivers a lot of things.I use it even when I'm not taking a picture but can';t make out something in the distance and it brings it in for me. I was surprised when I used it at night on a tripod to take 'strange things' in the sky and it brought the images in even at that far of a distance...(had to enlarge the image because it was so small but was clear when it was enlarged. I'm really happy. April 15, 2011
highly recommend supberb lens, smooth trouble free, great partner under low light/bright light situations. I'm a retired photographer who started a career with two Nikons, an Nikkormat, and F2Photomac 30+years ago and an assortment of lenses which I still have. I'm speaking from many years experience and this is one of the finest lenses I've ever owned. I'll enclose an image I made to show how really sharp this lens is. Note the light gathering properties of the lens, as this image was made just after sunrise, with the assist of a monopod, andthe vibration reduction feature. April 15, 2011
Excellent lens This lens was an upgrade from my Nikon 18-135. The 18-200 is noticeably sharper probably for the most part because it has VR and the 18-135 didn't. I like the super zoom range and this lens is my "default" lens that I leave on the camera (D300) unless I need a fast prime lens. The auto-focus, like my other 2 Nikon lenses, is spot on, no AF trim required. My only nit-pick would be that if the lens is not retracted all the way it will creep out when the camera is pointed down. This behavior doesn't make the lens hard to use however. Overall I really like this lens. April 15, 2011
Awful I have owned two of these lenses and they both broke within months of purchase. almost immediately the autofocus system failed and I had to use them in manual focus mode all of the time. this lens is terrible. Both lenses eventually were destroyed just by using the zoom. In one case the inner glass elements all came loose and the lens failed. The second lens will no longer zoom to it's full length, and when it does it is out of focus. I have been a Nikon customer for years and this is by far the most cheaply made, least durable lens I have ever owned. You are wasting lots of money buying this lens. It will fail on you, Please take my word for it. Buy something else. April 15, 2011
great all purpose lens this is the most versitle lens that I have ever owned. I have been a Nikon owner for over 40 years and a nikon digital SLR owner for the last 8. After years of carrying 2-3 lenses as a minimum, I find myself as a one lens user. I have to admit, I will, on occasion use an old macro lens for kicks. This lens is sharp, easy to carry and operates quickly. April 15, 2011
Slower then I thought it would be Got this lens after upgrading to the D7000, unlike my old kit 18-55, this unit has a smoother feel and instantly focus even in dim lighting. When zoomed in and pointed upward the barrel will slowly zoom out. If you happen to be pointing downward expect the barrel to extend out at a much quicker rate. The barrel lock is nice, but I wish you could just twist into and out of the lock setting. For indoor natural light shooting, you'll find yourself using a high iso to get a 1/125 shutter, luckily this is not a challenge for the D7000. If I could afford it I would buy a faster lens, but for the price it does good job. In outdoor lighting it kicks butt, allowing me to quickly track and focus on moving subjects without having to wait on the lens. In fast pace shooting this allows for capturing a lot more moments that would have been lost when compared to a kit lens. Speaking of focusing, the entire mechanism is very quiet, without the grinding or whirring sound of the old kit lens. I certainly would recommend this to anyone looking for a lens that covers a wide focal range with minimal distorting and some really good glass. If you plan on shooting in dim light you might be better off with a faster lens, but for its price range it is a very good all purpose lens. April 15, 2011
Convenient but lacks isolation. The zoom range makes this lens extremely convenient for photojournalism, street photography, etc. You really needn't carry any other lenses. But it's slow: f3.5-5.6 really don't bring in enough light and so it's harder to eliminate noise and blur because of camera movement (more so at f5.6, obviously). Also, because these maximum apertures are still relatively small (compared to f2.8 through the whole range, or f1.4), you get too much depth-of-field and so can't blur the background enough to really isolate the subject. My next camera and lens combinations will explore the D3s with the 70-200mm and the 24-70mm, both offering a maximum aperture of f2.8 all the way. (But that will mean carrying two lenses instead of one, both larger and heavier---not to mention the D3s, which is larger and heavier too. But there's always tradeoffs; there's no such thing as a free lunch!) April 15, 2011
The "Go-To" Lens If I had to choose ONE lens to have on my camera, if I could only afford ONE lens ... this would be it. It is perfect for almost every situation, and on a DX it is the greatest travel lens ever. I loaned mine to my daughter for her D3100 ... I haven't got it back she loves it as much as I do! April 14, 2011
The one lens you need I did my homework. This is the 'one lens solution'. Could use a macro sometimes but this does everything else. Fast to use and coupled with the D90 covers all kinds of lighting situations. April 14, 2011
Smooth and easy to use Yet another Nikkor lense that is responsive, easy to use, and has fantastic clarity. Without a doubt, a lense that should be part of your arsenal. April 14, 2011
An ideal lens for travel I only carry one lens now for travel. I kept finding my 18-105mm was not quite long enough and my 70-300mm was not quite wide enough. Now I have it all in one lens. I've found the wide rubber bands used on produce when put around the barrel of the lens will keep it from creeping when held vertically. April 14, 2011
This has become my lens of choice 95% of time I had 5 other lenses before I bought the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18 - 200mm f/3.5 - 5.6G ED VR II lens. Now I rarely use any of the others. This is used with my D90 and is a perfect combination. I get by without a tripod most of the time (with the VR II). Recently while in AZ, I was able to get pictures of eagles that were barely visible to my naked eye. What a Joy! April 14, 2011
always on my d90 once i put this lens on my d90, it hardly ever leaves except for very special shots... April 14, 2011
Lens has a problem losing tension Lens has a problem losing tension and drooping. When pointed down the barrel rolls out. Otherwise it has a great zoom range that allows carrying one lense. April 14, 2011
Outstanding Quality Love this lens... I use it for all around everything just about... Do not go anywhere without it... April 14, 2011
All Around Lenses This is a great Lenses, long zooming and fast focusing. Just bring one lenses and its fits all.. April 14, 2011
Lens is great, but somewhat fragle I love the lens, but I had to get it repaired twice. It works great April 14, 2011
Great lens I love this lens. It does everything I want to do without having to change lens'. April 14, 2011
Great for casual photography This lens has mixed reviews around the web, but used for what it is, it is a truly great lens. I have taken many, many pictures of landscapes and portraits and I am happy with all of them. . Granted, nice prime lenses will produce beautiful shots, but they do not come close to the versatility of this lens. I've found it to be incredible for instantly picking people out of larger groups for candid shots - like at a wedding or family gathering. This is something you simply cannot do with a specialised prime. Likewise, lenses that fit somewhere in the middle of the 18-200's zoom range will require a lot of moving around to get good shots. With the 18-200 you can pretty-much stay in a fixed position and quickly take pictures both close and far away. . Likewise for walking around spots like a tourist destination, you can quickly lock onto any point of interest and get the shot. Some shooting opportunities don't hang around for you to position your shot, so having this zoom provides a far greater range of unplanned shots that add well to your collection. April 14, 2011
great all around zoom This lens appears to be a really good combination for a walk around lens. It works especially well for most shooting situations. I have tried the macro and it gives pretty good results. All in all, this should be the kit lens on cameras such as the D7000, or even a D300. superb lens. April 14, 2011
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Is AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II weather & dust sealed ??

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I'm planning to buy an D7000 with is obviously weather sealed and my choice lens AF-S DX NIKKOR
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II along the body so i was wondering is this lens weather sealed so that i can do some photography while its raining ??

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India
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Age: 18-24
Favorite Subject: Nature
Nikon Family: 2-5 years
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I highly recommend that you do not use the camera in the rain unless you use some kind of protection. A light shower won't get into the lens or camera but it is not waterproof. When I feel compelled to take photos in the rain I cut a hole in a large baggie and protect the camera. Overall I find my rainy day photos are pretty awful anyway what with rain drops on the lens filter so I avoid using my Nikon in the rain.
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As a great fan of this lens, I recommend it highly and have used it in light rainy situations, BUT I try to protect it, in such situations, by placing a piece of "Saran Wrap" over the lens barrel. Camera bodies and lenses were not built to withstand heavy and/or sustained downpours.

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Bryn Mawr, PA

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Absolutely not. I have has terrible problems with this lens even in the driest conditions. I would certainly not recommend this lens in wet weather. It will fail on you as it is extremely cheaply made.
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I've used it in dusty and rainy conditions without any ill effects. I wouldn't use it if it's pouring really hard, however. It's always good to carry your camera in a "holster" or some kind of protective containment so you can put it away if you get caught in a rainstorm.
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Stamford, CT & Fayston, VT
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Stamford, CT & Fayston, VT
Age: Over 65
Favorite Subject: Travel
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NOT waterproof - camera and lens must be covered in heavy rain.
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No it is not! Do not use it in very dusty environments. It's OK in rain provided you keep it dry or at least wipe the rain off before zooming it to the 18mm end. I got dust in my old version in the Sahara but then the sand there is so fine it gets into everything. It didn't cause any problems though with image quality so not much got in. If you are shooting in the rain then the biggest problem is keeping the lens raindrop free. Try using a lens hood as a rain shield and a plastic bag over the lens itself will keep the lens dry. It really isn't a problem. I use my D90 in the rain fairly often but not heavy rain because you can't keep the lens dry. An umbrella helps a lot in the rain.

BTW the D7000 is a wonderful camera.
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I have used my 18-200 in all kinds of weather with great results. Had one on a D-200 for almost 5 years and never had to clean the interior or the sensor of the camera
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Apache Junction, Arizona
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it is no more weather sealed than any other lens. You might try one of those camera lens raincoats by manufacturers like Think Tank or others, or buy a small fold-up umbrella, and put the handle in your shirt's front top pocket.
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West Palm Beach, FL
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West Palm Beach, FL
Age: 45-54
Favorite Subject: Sports
Nikon Family: 21+ years
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I do not believe the lens is weather sealed; I would not take it out in the rain; my husband and I both have one and we usually keep our camera and lens in a large plastic ziplock bag if there is rainy weather.
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Overland Park, KS
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Because the lens barrel changes in length when zooming/focussing, the lens body acts as a pump, drawing in and expelling air and I presume moisture. I would therefore look for a lens with internal zoom/focus, or use some sort of rain protection (or underwater housing) to keep water at bay.
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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No its not weather sealed.
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Is this lens compatible for Nikon D50?

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Denver, CO
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Denver, CO
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Yes
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Yes. I have a friend with the D50 and he has used my 18-200 without any problems.
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Why not. If you are not sure, take your D50 to acamera store and try it.
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Yes it is and it will be very good on the D50.
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I believe it is but not positive. Contact Nikon USA for confirmation.
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I did answer this but maybe it did not go.....I used it on my D50 for years
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I used this lens on my D50 until I replaced the camera with another newer model
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is AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II good for portrait ?

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i have d3100
plz tell which is the best lens for portrait
im thinking about get nikkor 18-200
but need to know from any other lens is good for portrait
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Wide angle lenses are best for capturing large amounts of areas. This comes at a small sacrifice of not having as much detail when you enlarge the photo. If your looking for a portrait lens, being head and shoulders, purchase a prime lens such as the 60mm 2.8G ED lens. It's very reasonably priced and will exceed your expectations..
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Baltimore, MD
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If you want to get autofocus get the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G

If you don't care in manual focus and want the BEST portrait lens ever done in any time and in any brand go and get AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D

But viewing the high price of the commented lens from above and considering you have a D3100 I think your best choice is AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED a FANTASTIC portrait lens.
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I own an 18-200 VR II and need to ask some questions to help you in your decision process...

- Are you going to primarily do portraits or do you need a lens that does great portraits and supports other types of photography as well (e.g., action, sports, wild life)?

- Is weight a consideration? Are you OK with a 1+ lb lens or do you need something that is lighter or convenient for traveling?

- How far away will you be shooting these portraits and is that distance consistent?

- What other lenses do you own?
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Izzy
Dallas, TX
Location : 
Dallas, TX
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it wont be quick but will do the job well - its a ggreat all round lens
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Clicking Sound with VR

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I have bought this lens 2 weeks ago for my D80. (the new Generation ED II VRII (with the 18 lock switch).
With the VR ON: Besides the Autofocus motor sound, there is a much louder Clicking sound (when moving the camera and the shutter half pressed), 3 times louder than the autofocus sound.
With the VR OFF, no clicking sound.
I suspect the VR motors (engaging/disengaging), but is it normally that loud? this is my first VR lens
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Your VR should be very silent. I recommend you submitting the lens to Nikon for evaluation.
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I don't think it's loud at all. It's standard sound, I think. Unless you're trying to video something with it or next to it, it's quite a minor sound.
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it is, it's the sound of clutches that activate the VR
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Yes thats quite normal, its the VR starting and stopping.
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Is this lens compatible for Nikon D5100?

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yes
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D5100.
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is this lens compatible with the d3000?

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...and it's a great all-around lens. :)
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D3000.
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is this compatible with the d5000?

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Yes it is.
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What is the status on lense creep with this model historically notorious for this?

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lens creep when going up or down with the camera
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I have this lens and it creeps like crazy. If I point it toward the ground, it creeps from minimum length to 200mm in less than 2 seconds. The lens is less than a year old and in the shop to fix.
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I dont have much problem with this even when I am shooting objects at my feet. You can lock the zoom at 18mm. This is a new feature with the 18-200 II.
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it is present but not that bad. the zoom lock locks the lens only in the 18mm position.
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D40?

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Yes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II is compatible with the D40. For more information on choosing lenses for the D40 please visit: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an... .
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Yes it is
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Fully compatible.
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is this lens comnpatible with the AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II or any other Teleconverter?

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I wouldn't recommend tele-converters (extenders) due to them interfering with the designed engineering. If you need a longer focal length, grab another lens. Nikon does sell a Tele-Converter but its not that far priced from a much better solution of a longer focal length.
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No its not compatable.
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