Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
$647
18-200 mm
autofocus 11.1x zoom lens
f/3.5-5.6
variable aperture
  • Designed for APS-C Nikon DX
  • Nikon VR II Image stabilized
  • Nikon AF-S Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"This lens covers almost everything you could need for shooting DX photos in daylight. Carry this and a low-light lens, and you're set, nothing else necessary in the bag."

bhphotovideo.com

"This is a great lens for all situations. I like the convenience of not swapping out lenses when traveling and it takes great indoor photos without a flash."

bhphotovideo.com

"The Sigma is sharper wide open costs about half as much. I've also had trouble with the Nikon failing to lock onto AF in low-light environments."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D5500, Nikon D7200 and Nikon D5600.

Nikon D5500
66.3 - 6.7°
horizontal angle of view
27.5-306.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Nikon VR II
Zoom range Huge zoom range Help
11.1x
Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
200 mm

Cons

The Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II vs other Digital camera lenses

Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/5.6

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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18 mm
Max focal length
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200 mm
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Zoom range
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11.1x
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Magnification
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1:4.5 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/3.5
Wide minimum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/5.6
below average below average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Nikon AF-S
Image stabilization
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Nikon VR II
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Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon DX
Length
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97 mm
Diameter
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76 mm
Filter size
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72 mm
Weight
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0.6 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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66.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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6.8°
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Wide vertical
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46.9°
Telephoto vertical
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4.5°
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Wide diagonal
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76.3°
Telephoto diagonal
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8.1°
above average above average

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II lens?

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Tony (2:17 PM, June 05, 2016)
@ Vic,- Bit late than never. When I bought my D80 I did a deal with the camera shop and bought the 18-200 zoom. Best thing I ever did. Great macro never off the camera. No problems with the lens in any way.
 
Vic (5:57 AM, February 17, 2015)
Can I take macro pictures with this lens? I am thinking of buying this lens and just the D5300 body, replacing the kit lens.
 
Avatar for Nigil Nigil (8:34 PM, November 30, 2014)
Got a d3100, going to order this one because I need range.
 
MAU (10:33 PM, January 02, 2013)
I just used in vacation in San Francisco and i am very hapy with it, very good lens for all situations...
 
Avatar for Max Max (3:28 PM, July 07, 2012)
I have a Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3/5-5.6G ED VRII as well as a Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 DiIIVC PZD lens!
Tell me - which of the two should I use on my D90?
 
Me (11:35 AM, June 05, 2012)
Good luck finding it for the quoted £404...
 
Avatar for eCommerce Manager eCommerce Manager (0:01 PM, May 10, 2012)
I can find very little wrong with this lens. Of course I'd like it to go down to f/2.8 but that would boost the price considerably. This lens, for the price, does a lot. Perfect for travel, great for portraits and a pretty darn sharp to boot. Nikon have done an excellent job with this lens. I use this with a Nikon D300s and find it a brilliant and fun lens to use. I have more expensive lenses for more specialised applications (Nikkor f/2.8 24-70mm AF-S) but for travel purposes - especially when I'm worried about walking around with such a pricey piece of glass - I turn to my 18-200mm knowing that it's a perfect companion on trips. I used to have a Tamron 18-270mm but I soon switched. Okay I sacrificed a bit at the telephoto end but the difference in optical quality was worth it! I highly recommend this lens.
 
Jason (9:53 PM, December 18, 2010)
My do it all lens. 90% of the time, this one is on my D7000 (was first on a D90). After a year or so of use, I have noticed a slight tendency towards creep at the very long end of the range if I'm shooting downwards at about a 45 degree angle. Not something that happens often, but enough to make a note of it. Focus speeds are very fast at pretty much all ranges and I haven't experience a lot of the distortion that other folks have. I did make sure to get the newer model, not certain if that matters or not. What this isn't is a low light lens, but for that I carry a prime around with me. What this will do is replace about 3 other lenses in your bag and not break the bank.