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

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

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: APS-C / DX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2009-07-30

MSRP Price: $849.95

Made in: Thailand

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: An ideal one-lens solution for DX-format D-SLRs, features 11x zoom versatility, ED glass superiority and VR II image stabilization for incredible performance.

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

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length18-200mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatAPS-C / DX
Compatible Format(s)DX, FX in DX Crop Mode
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio11.1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.22x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/3.5-f/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22-36
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)76°
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)
Optical Information
Lens Elements16
Lens Groups12
Diaphragm Blades7
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements2
Aspherical Elements3
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.6ft. (0.5m)
Focus Mode SwitchAuto, Manual, Manual/Auto
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions(Approx.) 3.0×3.8 in. (Diameter x Length), 77×96.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 19.8 oz. (560g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack Only
Supplied AccessoriesLC-72 72mm snap-on front lens cap, LF-1 rear lens cap, HB-35 Bayonet hood, CL-1018 Flexible lens pouch

Lens Construction

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR II Lens Construction

MTF Chart

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR MTF Chart Wide AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II MTF Chart Tele

Image Samples

Nikon 18-200mm VR Sample (1) Nikon 18-200mm VR Sample (2)

Nikon 18-200mm VR Sample (3) Nikon 18-200mm VR Sample (4)

Nikon 18-200mm VR Sample (5)


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Bought this lens for my D7100 early last year. Never took it off the body since it gives me all the focal lengths I need to shoot all categories. Images are excellent, no zoom creep as reported.Use a fixed CPL for all shooting. Clean-up images in LN using a basic tweak approach

Ben Prepelka

Call me lazy, but I love this lens. No more swapping lenses in the field and dirty sensors. Now it can’t do everything, but comes close. I had it on an old D-40 (no easy way to clean the sensor) and use it now on a D-7100. People talk of lens creep, but I never had a problem (guess they had to say something negative). It may not be crisp at 200 mm, but what zoom lens is?