24-200 Z review

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24-200 arrived today. First impression is that while it is built well and feels hefty enough, I miss the engraved markings on the barrel and front element ring. I DO realize this is NOT an S-Line. It in no way feels like the 50-250 DX (Thank God). I wish it had a 62mm or 72mm filter size instead of 67mm. Those quibbles are all minor though. I really like that there is no collapse-to-store feature like on the 24-70/4 and 14-30/4. I also was surprised by how close it focuses, that's a big plus for me. I'll shoot more later, just wanted to share. The Fuji was on my desk as I tried everything out. I could fill the EVF with the Fuji and still focus or even move a bit closer. Then I ran outside to grab a shot of SOMETHING not on my desk before the sun went down. Most of the hibiscus had closed up for the night, but at least it is something to share. Hibiscus is with Z7 w/[email protected] ISO400, 1/[email protected]/6.3.

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I assume those were hand held which suggests a 4+ stop VR advantage. Nice.
 
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24-200 arrived today.
Steve, please do continue to post your pictures and thoughts.

I am VERY interested in this lens, as I had the Olympus 12-100 prior to my switch to Nikon, so this 24-200 covers that same range. If the lens is sharp across the focal range at f/8, then that's all I need. This would be a better travel lens then the 24-70 f/4 & 70-300 AF-P that I was using last year.
 
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put it on the z6 and take it to Viera and then we'll know. I need 1 lens for my z6 and there are very few I'm interested in.
 
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How's this Randy? After the wildlife...

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Keep the pics coming from the 24-200. I plan to sell my 24-70 and 70-200 f/4 lenses and use the 24-200 for travel, vacation, family, etc. and rely on my primes for everything else.
 
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Looks like I see my wife's new camera/lens combo for traveling...unless she is too thoroughly wedded to her iPhone now. For the last several years she has used a D5500 and 18-200DX but this looks a whole lot better.
 
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Looks like I see my wife's new camera/lens combo for traveling...unless she is too thoroughly wedded to her iPhone now. For the last several years she has used a D5500 and 18-200DX but this looks a whole lot better.
I’d still get a Z50 with the 16-50 though, 24-200 is 36-300, 36mm isn’t wide enough for me to travel with.
 
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Wednesday and Thursday I could have benefited from an all in one like the 24-200S. I’m also eyeing up the new Tamron 28-200/2.8-5.6. I’m probably going to wait and see how well the lens is reviewed. I’m a Tamron fan, so it could be a great alternative.

I do like what I’m seeing out of this native Z lens though.
 
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I’d still get a Z50 with the 16-50 though, 24-200 is 36-300, 36mm isn’t wide enough for me to travel with.
I agree that the 24(dx) isn't quite wide enough for travel. I've been toying with the idea of just the 14-30 plus the 24-200 as a two lens dx (or actually even FX) travel kit.

But do keep those 24-200 images coming.
 

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