- Model name: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon DX
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II is a medium range wide angle telephoto lens incorporating Nikon’s Vibration Reduction II technology. This ensures that the lens can be mounted on a DX format Nikon DSLR and up to four stops slower shutter speed can be used simply by hand holding the camera. This 11x DX format lens is very sharp, not only at the corners but also at the middle of the frame.
It incorporates Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor technology for quiet auto-focusing. Additionally the presence of M/A technology means the user can shift from auto to manual focusing by simply turning the focusing ring. This gives precise focusing control without having to flick a switch. Additionally Nikon has provided Internal Focusing technology in the lens which ensures that the barrel length of the lens never extends when it is focusing.
This DX format lens has a wide f/3.5 aperture available at 18mm. It has an available f-stop of f/5.6 at 200mm. Additionally it can stop down to f/22 at any time. It has a maximum angle of view of 76° on a DX format and a minimum of 8°. 16 elements make up the lens construction including 2 ED glass elements and 3 aspherical glass elements. The lens diaphragm is made of 7 blades.
The minimum focusing distance of the lens is only 1.6’ (0.5 meters). The lens takes a screw-on filter of 72mm. the dimensions of the lens is 3.0×3.8” (diameter x length) and has an overall weight of 560 grams.
Sample Images by AF-S DX NIKON 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II on Flickr
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Specifications
|Construction||16 elements in 12 groups (with two ED glass and three aspherical lens elements)|
|Closest focusing distance||0.5 m/1.6 ft.|
|Max reproduction ratio||0.22x|
|No. of diaphragm blades||7 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Appproximately 77 x 96.5 mm/3.0 x 3.8 in.|
|Wt||Approximately 565 g/19.9 oz.|
|Accessories||72mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-72, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-35, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1018|