"A worthwhile buy"4.0 starson by idapons
Pros: Nikon name, focal range, VR, resale value
Cons: Image quality trade-off for the convenience
Summary: Ever since it's announcement, this has been one hot lens. Convenience for the photog who wants to travel light without too much trade-off in image quality. Ok, it's not a pro lens, no one said it was. But there is ample evidence on the web of countless fabulous shots, including many I would be proud to post. As for the creep, most owners report that it stays locked at 18mm, including mine. You can pay less for a similar range zoom (but it won't be a Nikon) or for several shorter lenses. But you have to have them with you, swap them and risk dust and other critters crawling inside your cam. I am very pleased with the 18-200VR.
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