Nikon 18-200mm is one of the biggest disappointment in Nikon lenses. Maybe it's the media's fault. This highly praised and highly anticipated lens was overated by media and users. The main selling point is the super zoom range and the VR which is the newest technology at the time it was released. It is the "go-to" lens or the "all-in-one" lens especially when you need to go travelling. The slow lens was claimed to be compensated by the VR technology. However, this is only true for static object. If you are shooting things that are moving , then VR would not help. The problem with this lens is the lack of sharpness. Shot after shot the picture quality appear to be very soft and even unfocused. If you are looking for high quality picture, try something else. Get this lens if all you want is zoom range.
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