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First Shots: Nikon 18-200VR Lens (w/D200)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ken-L, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Just ran outside to take a quick couple of test shots. This little beauty doesn't need much getting used to!

    First photo is looking down the street at 18mm.
    Second photo same view down street at 200mm.
    Third photo is #2 with a 100% Crop.
    Fourth is a feral cat sitting in the street....
    And Fifth is my poor cat Callie trying to get some sleep!


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  2. Hi, Ken

    I had to look twice with respect to that second photo. Yes, now I see that truck parked in the driveway down the street. That's pretty amazing. You even got the license plate too.

    Boy, those cats sure have a good life at your house!

    aka beaucamera
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Good images Ken,
    Snappy little lens isn't it :>)))
    Very nice lens I like it alot.
  4. Hey Ken those are impressive illistrations. I'm planning on getting the same setup as you just got. I'm wondering about the sharpness of the 18mm/200mmVR virsus the 70mm/200VR, I see you have both lenses. maybe you can show a test using the 200D and compare the difference of the two lenses at the same mm. It would be interesting to see.
  5. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
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  6. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thanks Pete. I don't think the 18-200 could be better than the 70-200VR, so I'm not inclined to compare them. As a walk-around lens the 18-200 can't be beat. For a relatively low-light lens with great glass and performance the 70-200VR is a champ but not a walk-around!

    Here are 2 links to a couple of shots with the 70-200VR I posted a few days ago:


    and this one:
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  7. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thanks Gale. It's 18-200 range and the VR make it the perfect walk-around lens! I'm not going to draw any conclusions about the D200 but am very happy to be using VR lenses since I shoot hand-held 99.999% of the time!

    Now if only Nikon would..............:eek: 
  8. general


    Apr 30, 2005
    Non-Photographic Question

    What cat breed is Callie? I have a friend with one like her and have always admired the coloring. My 18-200 should be here tomorrow.
  9. Thanks Ken, I've had my 70-200VR for over a year now and I love it. I use it more than any other lens I have. Maybe you noticed the experiment I posted a couple of days ago using the 70-200Vr with the Cannon 500D on water drops. Thanks for sharing .
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  10. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Callie is just a Domestic Short-hair Calico cat of indeterminate origin. In California vernacular she is "breed-challenged". There are innumerable versions of Calico (the Maryland "State Cat" is a Calico).

  11. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Yes, I saw your water drops! Very interesting, great photos.
  12. Wonderful images Ken. I am looking forward to adding the 18-200 to my gear.
  13. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Thanks Crystall. You won't be disappointed with this lens!
  14. caero

    caero Guest

    How is the 18-200 compared to the 18-70?

    especially at the wide end
  15. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    It's been a while since I sold my 18-70, so I have to rely on my "memory"....
    The 18-70 is a nice lens, and is a good walk-around lens. Trying to compare it to the 18-200VR is really like comparing an apple to an orange though.

    The 18-200 has both a much greater range and the VR capability which I love. I am certainly biased toward the VR lenses. For me, the 18-200VR is the perfect walk-around, or should I say all-around lens.
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