5 Jul 2009
My Nikon 18-200 mm lens is an all purpose lens. It allows me to see both the large picture and the detail. Traveling light is a prerequisite for me and this lens helps me to do that without sacrificing quality.
Whether I want to shoot the sides of skyscrapers in New York City, zoom in on a face, or shoot the wide expanse of land—the Nikon 18-200 mm lens allows me to do it effortlessly without having to resort to changing lenses on the fly.
I like to shoot a variety of subjects in a variety of locations and found that I needed to constantly be switching lenses before I made this new purchase. Now the 18-200 mm is usually attached to my Nikon D300 camera.
Other features I enjoy include the vibration reduction. No shaky shots for me. Whether my hand holds still or not, I am confident the vibration reduction feature will correct my human foibles. Sometimes the angle I shoot at requires a steadier hand than I have at the moment and I know that this Nikon lens will compensate for me.
I also appreciate how I can easily shift from auto focus to manual focus which I prefer. Sometimes my lens sees better than I do, so I shift it to auto focus to lock on an image and then shift back to manual to make any adjustments I desire.
This Nikon lens helps me to see in ways I might not be able to do on my own. For example, recently while stopped at a light in Manhattan, I found myself right in front of the Flatiron building. I lifted my camera, focused (manually) and shot. I was pleased with the perspective and the clarity the lens offered.
If you are in the market for an all purpose workhorse of a lens, I'd recommend the Nikon 18-200 mm without reservation.