Also Known As: Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Lens Type: Zoom Lens
Format: Full Frame / FX
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Release Date: 2003-03-01
MSRP Price: $528
Made in: Japan
Production Status: Discontinued
Lens Description: Affordable high-power (7.1x) zoom capability in a compact design, Ultra-compact optical system with 62mm filter attachment size, Three aspherical lenses and three ED glass elements for higher optical performance, Seven-blade rounded diaphragm achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements, 0.44m closest focusing at 200mm,
Nikon AF NIKKOR 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Specifications
|Lens Type||Zoom Lens|
|Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Format||Full Frame / FX|
|Compatible Format(s)||35mm SLR|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:3.2|
|Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)||No|
|Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||74°-12°|
|Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements||3|
|Built-in Focus Motor||No|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.44m|
|Focus Mode Switch||Auto,Manual|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||No|
|Available in Colors||Black or Silver|
I wanted a lightweight lens to cover most bases when out on a dog walk, save carrying all my kit. I had read the reviews online for this lens, mostly favourable. So when one came up for £120 with caps, hood and Nikon filter with a 2 year warranty, I had to get it. Had it a few weeks now and must say I am very pleased, using it on my D800, the images are as sharp and contrasty as any of my other Nikkors. The close focus is seriously useful, from f8 sharpness across the frame is very good indeed, even wide open it is very useable. Distortion at the long end is only an issue if you are doing cityscapes, but for landscape and natural history stuff it is fine. A very small, light versatile lens. Not easy to find used, but if you get a chance, grab one.
The Nikon AF NIKKOR 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED does not have a built-in focus motor, it is screw driven. And being a G-lens it has no aperture ring. Sharpness is poor wide open and distortion is heavy at all focal lengths especially to the ends. The only advantage of this lens is its size and weight.
And yet it lives on my camera and has for years. Have taken killer shots with this little lens of landscapes in America and Europe. So light and small, sharp and snappy, I would not consider a trip without it.
I just bought this lens . I got it for $310, very clean and pretty mint condition with ND filter and its original bag.
Beautiful and sharp pictures.