Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by TelekinesisKeith, Feb 22, 2009.
What do you guys think about Nikon's 18-200mm f/3.5 lens for my D60?
If flexability is what you want then yes - it makes a good walkround lens, but it's not without problems. It suffers from visible barrel and pincusion distortion and while IME it's sharp enough, it's not as sharp as say the nikkor 55-200VR or the standard 18-55VR kit lens.
That said, I wouldn't part with mine - it's a "get the shot" lens which suits my style.
It's also a lot of money if you compare it to the 18-55 and 55-200 combination. If you're prepared, or for that matter, have time to change lenses then go for the 55-200. If not then go for the 18-200.
Personally, I'd never shoot with a lens with such a long zoom range. Its very expensive, slow, and the image quality is poor. If you need the range, get the 18-55 and the 55-200 and keep the 55-200 mounted just in case you don't want to miss a good wildlife shot. Landscapes don't go anywhere, so you don't need a wide lens mounted at all times. If the budget permits, I would go with a Tamron 17-50 2.8 and a 55-200.
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